Distance Learning at Rappahannock Community College is an education format (course, certificate, degree,or other) that allows a student to complete all or most of his or her program from wherever there is Internet access. Distance Learning courses receive the same credit as a student that completes the program on campus.
Most Online Courses are taught via the Internet through Blackboard an online course management tool. All courses require a minimum of two proctored tests at an RCC site. Online courses are also found in the schedule with section number of 63-64.
Hybrid Courses are a blend of traditional and distance learning courses. These courses will use a significant amount of time with course learning online and, as a result, reduce the amount of classroom seat time. Hybrid course are found in the schedule with the “HYB” abbreviation.
Interactive Video, or “I.V.” for short, courses are more like traditional courses. Class attendance is required and-students and faculty interact over high speed communication lines and televisions. To identify these courses in the class schedule, look for the IV text throughout the schedule with section number of 66-69 & 84.
Most online courses will feature their own specific orientation to how the instructor will conduct the class. To view your course orientation login to myRCC and access your Blackboard course if available. All online classes will be available in Blackboard by the first day the course starts, but may also be made available earlier.
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