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eLearning FAQ

What is eLearning?

eLearning offers you the convenience of taking your course fully online or partially online in our learning management system (LMS) entitled Canvas. Canvas is a Web-based online and collaboration portal that enables educators to create, add and manage course materials and communicate with students. Canvas allows students to engage with the material, other students, the instructor and submit assignments and take quizzes online. 

Canvas is used by K-12, colleges, and universities. At North Seattle College we use Canvas for most classes: fully online, hybrid and campus face to face classes.

What are fully online, hybrid or web-enhance courses?

  • Fully and Primarily Online: (eL)
  • Hybrid Classes (eL/OC)
  • Evening Degree Hybrid Classes (H),
  • Web Enhanced (WE)
  • Optional (OT).
  • For more details, please click Course Formats.

Online classes: (eL)
These courses may never meet face to face and all the instruction takes place online inside Canvas. Wherever you have internet connection, you can access the Canvas course. It is available 24/7 with regular assignments and due dates, exams, and ample opportunity for interaction with course content between instructor and other students using software discussion, chat, and multimedia tools.

In most cases, students are not required to be online at regularly scheduled specific times. However, some instructors may require specific time frames for group chat or online office hours as well as scheduled times for quizzes and exams.

Hybrid classes: (el/OC)
These courses meet in the classroom and online. It is required that you participate in the classroom and access the course materials online. Instructors will organize these courses differently but all of them replace some time in the classroom with online activities and assignments.

Contact the instructor of the course for specifics. North eLearning courses require a student to be self-motivated. Generally three hours of study and work per week per credit are required to complete a course successfully. This time frame is only an estimate; a student may take more or less time per class depending on knowledge or interest.

What are the course items numbers and abbreviations for online/hybrid classes?

Online courses are assigned an item number ranging from 9000 to 9999 in the online schedule.

Course sections abbreviated as eL are taught online by NSC faculty. Those courses are only available to NSC students.

Course sections abbreviated as HY are hybrid. Those classes have some required face-to-face meetings and some online components.

Is online learning for me?

eLearning courses are designed for highly motivated students who cannot or do not want to come to campus because of their work schedules, family needs or other reasons. eLearning students can control their own schedules by working with the course materials at their convenience within the framework of the course syllabus. However, most of the courses are not self-paced; classes begin and end on the same schedule as regular campus classes. For the few classes that are self-paced, this will be indicated on the syllabus.

If you have more questions about eLearning courses and how they may fit into your college plans, please contact North Seattle College Advising.

Your academic advisor can help you decide whether eLearning is a good option for your personal situation. Feel free to discuss this option when you plan your quarterly schedule. Advisors can be reached at (206) 934-3658 or by e-mailing AdvisorNorth@seattlecolleges.edu. 

Is eLearning for everyone?

The classes are not easier than traditional on-campus classes. Often they require additional self-motivation and discipline. However, we will provide you with guidance through the eLearning aspects of your experience.

Do I have to come to campus?

The number and requirement of on-campus meetings varies by course and is indicated in the "Mode" of the course; some eLearning courses have at least one on-campus meeting per quarter that is usually a recommended orientation meeting. Some courses may include proctored exams which can be taken on the North's campus or at another institution with the prior consent of the instructor. If a course is listed as "Fully Online," campus meetings are optional so that these courses can be taken at a distance.

Please see the eLearning home page for meetings required or suggested for your specific course. You may also see the quarterly class schedule or syllabus for the specific requirements of individual courses. Alternative arrangements may possibly be arranged by contacting the instructor prior to the scheduled meeting date.

I am taking online/hybrid classes. Are there computer labs available for me to study?

eLearning courses require access to computers and Internet connections. Students at North also have the option of coming to campus to use the two computer labs that are available. Students must have a current NetID to use these labs.

Public libraries may also offer computers but may restrict user time or block required server access to virtual classroom sites. Students need to contact their library for more information about computer use.

What is the course schedule for online/hybrid courses?

All online and hybrid courses take place within the standard quarter time frame as regular campus classes.

How can I find online course classes?

To determine which courses are offered online check North’s online course schedule or visit My North. Online courses are identified by item number or by section abbreviation.

Is there any campus meeting for online classes?

Yes. Please check the Online Courses and Meeting on the eLearning homepage for details.

You may also see the quarterly class schedule or syllabus for the specific requirements of individual courses. Alternative arrangements may possibly be arranged by contacting the instructor prior to the scheduled meeting date.

I am Out-Of-State, can I still enroll in online classes?

The college does not accept applications for registration in online courses for students currently residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Kansas or Utah.

Can I complete an A.A. degree online?

You can choose many online courses that fulfill some of the requirements of your program of study. Check out Seattle Colleges District eLearning site for more information.

NeLSC (North's eLearning Support Center) will help you to succeed!


Attention Students Currently Residing Out-of-State and Enrolling in Online Classes at North Seattle College

The college does not accept applications for registration in online courses for students currently residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Kansas or Utah.

 

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