Students enrolled in Internet courses receive 80% or more of their instruction by accessing courses through the Blackboard course management system, without visiting a Jefferson State campus/instructional site. Students communicate with the instructor and other students via email, live chat, message board, and/or phone. Most courses include weekly assignments with specific due dates. Some courses can be completed entirely online, but others have a few on-campus requirements, including exams, labs, presentations and/or other activities. Students can determine which Internet courses require campus visits by following the instructions here.
Students enrolling in Internet courses should be self-starting, requiring little or no supervision to complete assigned tasks on schedule, and should have regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection. Students should also be comfortable browsing the web, using a word processor (formatting, copying, pasting, editing) and using email (sending and receiving, adding and downloading attachments). Most courses have specific software requirements (current version of MS Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Windows Media Player, Java Script, etc.).
Students with course-specific questions are encouraged to contact the course instructor before classes officially begin. Instructor names will be posted in the online schedule and instructor contact information is available through the Employee Directory.