Online Courses @ Tunxis Are:
Virtual courses that are conducted electronically through a Learning Management System (LMS) called Blackboard and have no regularly scheduled on-campus requirements.
Some people may refer to online courses as: online learning, online education, eLearning, distance learning, virtual learning, web-enhanced learning, or asynchronous learning courses, etc…
Online courses typically use a variety of asynchronous tools and applications to deliver content, facilitate instruction, and assess learning. They are ideal for students who like the digital environment, who cannot come to campus, or whose schedules prevent them from taking the on-campus version of a course. While most online courses do not require students to be online on any specific date or time, they do require regular weekly participation and have DUE dates specific to each unit, module or chapter that is covered. Students should balance their workload according to the course requirements specified by each individual instructor.
Online Courses @ Tunxis Are NOT:
- self-paced correspondence courses
- for everyone – Take this quiz to see if they are right for you!
Additional information can be found on the Help Desk page or by visiting the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Online Support Center.
For more information, contact Adrianne Kelly, Director of the Media Instructional Technologies Department.