School of Learning Resources and Distance Education

It’s no secret that online learning offers flexibility when it comes to your busy work and personal schedules. The School of Learning Resources and Distance Education utilizes one or more technologies to deliver instruction to students who are separate from the instructor by time or distance. 

Online Courses
Online or Internet courses are taught online using our online learning management system, D2L. Online courses are designated by a “D” section. For example, ENG 101 D20 is taught online. An online section does not have a scheduled on-campus class. You may be required to utilize a webcam and microphone with proctoring software. You will need to plan to spend a good deal of time online, reading, and completing assignments. You will access your online course through myCCTC or by direct login to D2L. 

Hybrid Courses
Hybrid courses are a combination of both face-to-face meetings and online components. At CCTC, the most common scenario is a once per week class meeting combined with other course components completed online in D2L. Hybrid courses are designated by a “H” in the section number. For example, ENG 101 H20 has both on-campus and online components. The on-campus dates and times will be printed on your schedule. You will need to plan for your classroom meetings as well as a good deal of time online, reading, and completing assignments. You will access your hybrid course through myCCTC or by direct login to D2L. 

Zoom Courses
Zoom courses are taught by an instructor using Zoom online webinar software. Zoom courses are designated by a “Z” section. For example, MGT 240 Z20 is taught using Zoom. Students are required to have a computer (Mac or PC) with a strong Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers or a headset. Zoom classes are synchronous classes, which means the students have to be participating in the webinar at the time of the instruction. The instructor will teach from his/her office and the students can participate from anywhere they have a reliable Internet connection, webcam, and headphones. The instructor will provide a link for the Zoom class and students will click on the link to sign into the meeting. D2L will be heavily utilized for sharing of resources/documents, testing, submission of assignments, online discussions, etc. 

For more information, contact Distance Learning at distance@cctech.edu.