Check your email regularly for information from your instructor and important notices from the college.
If you are a new student, make sure to get your Delgado Student ID Card. The card is required to use the Libraries, Testing Centers and Computer Labs.
Communicate with your instructor frequently. Let the instructor know if you have questions or concerns about the course. If you have trouble reaching your instructor, use the department and division directory to contact the department head of the instructor. You can also search by academic division.
Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using as well as the most up-to-date Flash plug-in. Please click here to view the latest browsers and how to update them on your personal computer.
As of July 31, 2015, we support the most recent versions of Flash and popular web browsers:
New students: Take the online orientation which provide you with directions for the login process.
Your online courses are usually available the first day of class, if you do not see the courses listed look your instructor up in the directory and send them an email inquiring about the availability of the course and when it will open. In Canvas, click on the courses tab, click view all or customize, and you will see your future enrollment courses. Click here to see a demonstration.
In a distance learning course, academic expectations are the same as a traditional course. Reading the assigned text or material, taking quizzes and exams, participating in class discussions, watching videos, doing outside research, writing papers, and consulting with your instructor for help are the expectations for all courses. The difference is these activities can be performed at a distance, in the comfort of your own home and on your own computer. For example: You may participate in electronic discussion forums (like class discussions, but not in real time), do research (on the Internet), talk to your instructor (e-mail, virtual chat or phone), discuss topics with other students (electronic forums), take quizzes (online), and submit assignments (electronically). Detailed guidance will be given based on the course as expectations for every course may be different. Included in the course site will be course goals and objectives, assignments, due dates, grading criteria, contact numbers, etc.
Online/Hybrid courses are designed to allow you to attain your educational goals with some flexibility. There are still due dates. Timelines to work on the material will depend on the course.
Courses offered through distance learning must meet the same requirements and quality standards as those established for credit coursework offered through traditional means. These include, but are not limited to, policies and procedural requirements related to curriculum and program development, review and approval, faculty course load, faculty evaluation and improvement of instruction, student performance, student opinion/evaluation of instruction, teacher-student interaction, and support services.
Students enrolled in an online/hybrid course may find their learning enriched because of the resources available online. Time management and organization are essential to students doing well in online/hybrid classes.
Combined tuition and fees for all online courses are assessed at 134.68 per credit hour (131.68 per credit hour tuition and $3 per credit hour ERP fee), with an additional $40 online registration fee assessed per semester (not per course). Assessment of tuition and fees for online courses in not capped at 12-hours each semester; the 12-hour assessment cap applies only to in-person classes and special sessions.
Effective and timely communication to the instructor is important in distance learning courses. Most communication is done through writing the instructor via email; students should have competency in writing and keyboard skills. Communication may vary by course, but email is essential.
In an online course, most coursework can be conducted online or with a combination of media materials. Often students will be required to complete exam(s) in person with the instructor, through a Testing Center or with a proctor.
In hybrid courses, students are required to participate online and attend in-person classes on a regular basis. Students must complete both in class and online assessments to succeed in a hybrid course.
Respondus LockDown Browser™ and Respondus Monitor™
Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When you use Respondus LockDown Browser you will be unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, you are locked into it until you submit it for grading. Available for both Windows and Mac.
Respondus Monitor™ is a companion product for Lockdown Browser that enables me, the teacher, to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. You will use your own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving the institution's learning management system.
You will download LockDown Browser™, which is free: a special link for Delgado Community College http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/downloadc.php?id=513415166. Once downloaded, you will run the program on your computer. An icon will appear once successfully installed.
To make sure your computer has the programs needed to run LockDown Browser™, please run the compatibility test by clicking this link: http://edtechnews.matc.edu/bb_support/browser_detection/index.html
To use LockDown Browser™ with or without LockDown Monitor™, you will click on the desktop icon. You will be brought directly to Delgado Community College's Blackboard Log In page. Depending on your course requirements, you will either use Lockdown Browser with or without a webcam.
ProctorU™is a live online proctoring service for test takers taking exams online. The proctors use a three-step process to replicate the face-to-face proctoring experience over the Internet.
1) Proctors connect with the test taker via web cam
2) Proctors monitor the test taker's computer screen in real time.
3) The proctors authenticate the test taker's identity using a multi-factor process.
Through this process, the proctors can see the test taker , see what they are doing, and know who they are monitoring.
Costs: ProctorU™is a fee based service. All costs will be the responsibility of the student. Costs are based on duration of test time set by the instructor.
You will need access to a computer with Internet.
You need to have reliable access to the Internet.
While you do not need to be a computer expert, you do need to know how to:
If a student is self-motivated, can follow instructions from the computer screen and likes to figure things out on their own, an online course can be an enriching educational experience.
Each Online/Hybrid course has an assigned instructor of record. You will find contact information, such as an email address and phone number, on the Canvas Course Site or on the LoLA website. In an online classroom, you should seek guidance from your instructor when needed. In a hybrid class, you will attend in-person classes on a regular basis a