Online (or web-based) courses provide access to College courses via the Internet, anywhere, at any time, using a computer. An online course is an interactive class with an instructor and students communicating via email, news groups, online chats, and through more traditional methods such as the telephone and postal services. These contacts are usually held at different times and in different places, or, in the case of online chats, same time but different places.
BCC offers its online courses through Moodle. This course platform provides a user-friendly format and ensures that once you have taken an online course at BCC, you will find a familiar layout for other online courses. Students taking online courses should have a computer and Internet access at home; however, students may use the computers on campus to complete their work. NOTE: All web classes are password protected and are accessible only to students who are registered for the course. Once registered, you will receive a user ID and a password.
Interactive Video Courses
Interactive Video courses connect students and instructors at multiple sites. Through these regularly scheduled classes, BCC students and instructors join with instructors and other students throughout the State and beyond. Participants at all sites are able to see and hear each other, ask questions, and work together as if in the same room. Enrollment in these courses may differ from the normal registration process.
Courses which combine two or more types of instruction are called hybrids. Hybrid courses take many forms, and the exact format for each course will be explained at the first class meeting or orientation session. Most hybrid courses at BCC combine required course meetings and web based instruction. For example, a course that traditionally meets twice a week may meet once a week and have assignments, reading materials, etc. on the web.
Web-supplemented courses are traditional courses and meet for all contact hours. All BCC courses (traditional as well as distance) have an online component that is accessible via the College’s Moodle site.