OnlineOrientation Getting Started with Online Classes at Whatcom
Where to Access Classes Angel.whatcom.ctc.edu
Types of Classes Online – ONL Shared with other colleges Different start and stop dates than other WCC courses Instructors and students may be from other colleges
Types of Classes Online – OL Whatcom Community College private course that use our own start and stop dates Instructor and students will all be from WCC
Types of Classes Hybrid – HY WCC private course that use our own start and stop dates Instructors and students will be from WCC A percentage of your in-class time (F2F) will be replaced by working online through the Angel system
Type of Classes Web Enhanced – WE WCC traditional ‘face-to-face’ courses that use our own start and stop dates and use Angel as a course management system. Instructor and fellow students will be from WCC Seat-time in class is NOT replaced. You will be required to have computer access to get assignments.
Online classes are not easier, just taught using different tools.
Classes start the first day of the quarter. Be prepared!
You are responsible for checking into your online classroom often to keep up with work and other assignments.
The instructor KNOWS how often you log on and what you do in the online classroom.
As soon as you have access to your class…check for a week zero folder or syllabus and get your books ordered/purchased
Yes, you do have to interact with other people in online classes.
Online classes are varied and different just like classes in the real world. Don’t expect them to be all the same.
You have to pay attention to deadlines
If you are having problems connecting to your class, contacting the instructor, or other issues don’t wait more than 4 days to get help.
Help Student Tutorials and Resources on the website Helpdesk in the basement of Heiner Problems? email@example.com 24/7 phone: 866.425.8412