Students register for Online Learning classes, both hybrid and online classes, in the same way that they register for any other class. That is, students apply to the College, apply for financial aid and meet with an advisor as necessary, and register for classes using Pirate Web. For more information Admissions tab at www.cv.edu.
On the first day of the semester, online and hybrid courses become available to students in Blackboard. Blackboard is CVCC’s learning management system where your instructors will conduct the online courses as well as the online portion of hybrid courses. Login instructions for Blackboard are located on the Online Learning page, https://www.cv.edu/training-programs/online-learning/getting-started/
Within the first week of the semester, students in an online class should login to Blackboard and complete the syllabus acknowledgment assignment or other course access assignment posted in Blackboard. Failure to do so will result in the student being dropped from the course as a no-show. Students in a hybrid class should attend the in-class portion of the hybrid class and submit their online assignment as directed by their instructors.
Online classes have the same learning objectives, assignments, and exams as traditional classes. The difference is in the way the class is delivered. While online and hybrid classes offer greater scheduling flexibility, these courses require more time management and self-discipline than traditional courses. Students have to be responsible for doing the online work, which typically requires 5 or more hours per week per class. It is important to understand what is expected by reviewing the syllabus and checking Blackboard daily.
Yes. Most financial aid grants, loans, scholarships, and other benefits may be used for Online Learning classes. Please contact the Financial Aid Office more information.
Yes. CVCC’s Online Learning courses are fully accredited, just like its traditional courses, and they can be transferred to another institution. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the institution to which he/she wants to transfer for full details. For more information about transferring to another Alabama institution, visit the Alabama Transfers Guide at https://alabamatransfers.com/.
CVCC offers a wide variety of courses in online or hybrid format. Hybrid course codes start with the letter H, and online course codes start with the letter N. For a complete course listing, go to https://www.cv.edu/ocs
lick on the “Blackboard Help” tab in your Blackboard course to watch the On Demand Learning videos or review the instructions in the assignment itself. Email the instructor through your Pirate Mail account if these options don’t answer your question. The instructor’s contact information is on the syllabus. You can access your Pirate Mail account (student email) via the CVCC homepage. The same login works for all three CVCC online systems: Pirate Web (where you register for courses), Pirate Mail (CVCC email), and Blackboard all can be accessed with the same username and password. If you change your email password, the new password will now be the password for Pirate Web and Blackboard as well.
Check your gradebook in the My Grades tab after you submit any type of assignment in Blackboard. You can also go back and view any item that was submitted for grading. If you can’t remember how to do this you can go to the “Blackboard Help” tab.
First, please check your schedule in Pirate Web. You may have registered for a term 2 class that will start later in the semester. The term class will become available when the term starts. No action required. Here is an example of a student schedule that shows dates, days, times and locations of classes:
In an online course, one major exam or other assessment must be proctored. A proctored exam is an exam that is supervised by an approved proctor who ensures the identity of the test taker and the integrity of the test taking environment. Students can choose to take their proctored exam in CVCC’s Testing Center, an alternate certified testing center, or use an online proctoring service like Respondus Monitor, which allows you to take a proctored exam at home. Your instructor will let you know which of these options she is making available for you. You can also find more information in the CVCC_Student_Resources class in Blackboard. Please click on the Proctored Exam Information menu. Note: remote proctoring from home requires a stable internet connection, a later model computer (5 years), and a webcam. Chromebooks are harder to use than you think because they don’t really like you to install anything.
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