Online and Blended Learning

Cuyahoga Community College offers many online and blended learning courses, degrees and certificates. To successfully complete an online or blended course, you must be computer literate. You must be able to attach, create, modify and save electronic documents, upload/download files, navigate the internet, use email and participate in web conferences. All courses with an online component have the same Minimum Technical Requirements, including the need for specific Web Conferencing Equipment.

Registration procedures are the same as on-campus courses; however, there is an additional $10 per credit hour fee for online classes. Please see the registrar for special exemptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information about online and blended learning courses, visit Tri-C Online or email OLAT@tri-c.edu.

For a list of online degrees and certificates, visit Online Opportunities.

Online

Online learning allows students to complete course requirements without coming to a Tri-C campus. Students engage with their faculty member and other students, complete assignments and participate in instruction via Blackboard Learn, unless otherwise specified. Blackboard Learn is an internet-based learning management system (LMS) used for course delivery and assignments. The Blackboard Learn LMS is available 24/7 and is accessible on PC, Mac and most mobile devices.

When registering for a course, Tri-C uses the following modality codes:

(DWB) Online: No Set Meeting Times. These fully online courses may require scheduled online proctored exams.
(DWS) Set Meeting Times Online. These fully online courses require participation in live web classes on specific days and times.  The days/times are listed.
(DWH) Blended: Online and On-Campus. These partially online courses require on-campus meeting times.  The days/times are listed.  Whenever on campus, students must wear face coverings and practice safe distancing as directed.
(MEET) Campus: All Meetings On-Campus. These classes will be taught on-campus with set meeting times.  The days/times are listed.  Whenever on campus, students must wear face coverings and practice safe distancing as directed.

Blended Learning

Blended learning allows students to complete some course requirements without coming to a Tri-C campus. In addition to face-to-face time on campus, students engage with their faculty member and other students, complete assignments and participate in instruction via Blackboard Learn, unless otherwise specified. Blackboard Learn is an internet-based learning management system (LMS) used for course delivery and assignments. The Blackboard Learn LMS is available 24/7 and is accessible on PC, Mac and most mobile devices.

When registering for a course, Tri-C uses the following modality codes:

(DWB) Online: No Set Meeting Times. These fully online course may require scheduled online proctored exams.
(DWS) Set Meeting Times Online. These fully online courses require participation in live web classes on specific days and times.  The days/times are listed. 
(DWH) Blended: Online and On-Campus. These partially online courses require on-campus meeting times.  The days/times are listed.  Whenever on campus, students must wear face coverings and practice safe distancing as directed.
(MEET) Campus: All Meetings On-Campus. These classes will be taught on-campus with set meeting times.  The days/times are listed. Whenever on campus, students must wear face coverings and practice safe distancing as directed.

Proctored Online Testing

Proctored testing may be required in some online and blended learning courses. Math, science and nursing courses often require the use of a proctoring service.

A “suitable proctored environment” is an environment directly monitored by an instructor, testing center administrator or other learning provider in a physical or online setting approved by faculty. While proctors must be approved by the instructor, some suitable proctors may include Tri-C Testing Centers, other accredited college or university testing centers, ProctorU and military education centers. If the testing center requires a fee, it is the student’s responsibility to pay that fee.

Tri-C has contracted with ProctorU to provide online test proctoring, which is currently paid for by the College. All students are encouraged to create a ProctorU account. More information on proctored testing is available at Testing Centers and Technology Resources / ProctorU.