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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Many Ways To Learn


 Student and Computers

Center for Distributed Education (IMC 206)

Many of our courses are offered via hybrid classes, independent study, online (asynchronous and synchronous) or through the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) program. These courses require students to be very self-motivated and well organized. Once registered for these courses, it is the student’s responsibility to take the necessary steps to begin the course. Listed below, you will find some important information for these types of courses.

Hybrid Classes:

 (Noted in the schedule as HYB or Hybrid instructional method)  

Hybrid classes are a combination of traditional delivery and online delivery. That is, a hybrid course has a fixed meeting time and place for 50% (or more) of the hours required for the course each week. However, the remainder of the course materials and activities are delivered through the online format. For example, a traditional 3 credit hour class might meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in H-107. The hybrid class would meet ONLY on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in H-107. The “Thursday” portion would be covered online through materials, assignments, and activities directed by the instructor and performed by the student anytime during the ensuing week.

Independent Study:

(Noted in the schedule as 95 section) (Noted in the schedule as IND or Independent Study instructional method)  

In this type of course the student completes the coursework on their own with the instructor’s assistance. Instructor approval is required to register. Once registered, the student MUST contact the course instructor for the syllabus and to make arrangements for completion of course assignments. There are no assigned class meeting times. If required, students take proctored tests either in the Chattanooga State Testing Center or an agreed upon off-site location. Textbooks usually accompany the course and can be purchased in the bookstore.

Online:

 (Noted in the schedule as WEB or Online-WEB-Asynchronous instructional method)  (Effective Spring 2011 the section ID will start with "N")

In this type of course, material is presented via the Internet. Once registered, the student must access their course online using eLearn. This can be done after the first day of classes by clicking on the ‘Log On eLearn Courses’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the Chattanooga State home page - www.chattanoogastate.edu. Information is given on the logon page regarding eLearn ID and password as well as assistance with common problems, etc. (near bottom of the page). Typically, there are no assigned class meeting times, but this can vary by course. The class meetings, if required, would be conducted online. All course work is submitted via the Internet. Testing for the course is either online or proctored in the Testing Center or at an agreed upon off-site location. Textbooks usually accompany the course and can be purchased in the bookstore. There is an additional per course fee. Students MUST be computer literate, have a minimum 56K Internet access and an e-mail address. For courses involving streaming media, a cable, DSL or broadband connection is highly recommended.

Desktop Video Conferencing:

(Noted in the schedule as DVC or Desktop Video Conferencing instructional method)

Desktop Video Conferencing - are synchronous teaching courses with the instructor at one campus and students at a different campus, home, school. Desktop Video Conferencing uses eLive technology combined with eLearn courses sites. To register for your Desktop Video Conferencing courses in Banner choose "Desktop Video Conferencing" in the instructional Method scroll box. You are expected to attend through your Internet connection your Desktop Video Conferencing course at the assigned class meeting day and time. on the first day of the semester go to elearn.chattanoogastate.edu and log onto your course. Follow the log on directions. Once you reach the "MyHome" page scroll down to find the link to your courses. Instructions on how to access your class meetings through eLive will be given on the home page of your eLearn Desktop Video Conferencing course. NOTE: There is an additional per course fee. Students MUST be computer literate, have a headset with microphone and have a minimum 56K Internet access. For courses involving streaming media, a cable, DSL or broadband connection is highly recommended. Testing for the course is either online or proctored in the Testing Center or at an agreed upon off-site location.

RODP:

(Noted in the schedule as RD1 or RODP-WEB-Asynchronous instructional method)  

Regents Online Degree Program (RODP - Web Asynchronous) - are fully online courses offered by colleges across the state (in partnership with ChSCC) with section numbers of "R50". To register for RODP courses in Banner students should choose "RODP-WEB Asynchronous UG" in the Instructional Method scroll box. To log into your RODP course(s) go to  http://elearn.rodp.org on the first day of the semester. Follow the log on directions. Once you reach the "MyHome" page scroll down to find your courses. Before your course starts be sure to go to http://rodp.bkstr.com to buy your book(s). The RODP information site also has a link for the RODP bookstore) to buy books for your RODP courses(s). The Chattanooga State Bookstore does not carry RODP books. Students should be aware that the RODP cut-off for class registration is usually a few days EARLIER  than Chattanooga State's and the additional fee for RODP - Web Asynchronous is larger than the Chattanooga State Online - Web Asynchronous. No enrollment overrides are allowed. For help with RODP classes, see your RODP Campus Contact.

 

 

A Guide to Courses

Basic Presence

Are courses that meet in the classroom/lab.  The instructor will use a eLearn site to provide contact information and a copy of the course Syllabus. 

Supplemental

Are courses that meet in the classroom/lab.  The instructor will use a eLearn site to supplement the course. This will include instructor contact information, the class Syllabus and often additional handouts and power points of class presentation.  The instructor might request that you submit assignments through the eLearn drop box or email and/or take test through the eLearn system.  

Hybrid

Are courses that meet in a classroom for approximately half the credit hours with remaining coursework completed online.    To register for your Hybrid courses in Banner choose “Hybrid” in the Instructional Method” scroll box.  Attend class at the first posted meeting day/time.  Log onto your Hybrid course the same way you do for an Online – Web Asynchronous course.  However, your instructor might not activate your course until after the first class meeting. 

Online – Web Asynchronous

Are fully online courses. To register for your Online courses in Banner choose “Online-WEB-Asynchronous” in the Instructional Method scroll box. On the first day of the semester, log onto your course at elearn.chattanoogastate.edu. Once you reach the “MyHome” page scroll down to find the link to your courses.  NOTE: There is an additional per course fee. Students MUST be computer literate, have a minimum 56K Internet access.  For courses involving streaming media, a cable, DSL or broadband connection is highly recommended.  Testing for the course is either online or proctored in the Testing Center or at an agreed upon off-site location.

Desktop Video Conferencing

Are synchronous teaching courses with the instructor at one campus and students at a different campus, home, school.  Desktop Video Conferencing uses eLive technology combined with eLearn course sites.  To register for your Desktop Video Conferencing courses in Banner choose “Desktop Video Conferencing” in the Instructional Method scroll box.   You are expected to attend through your Internet connection your Desktop Video Conferencing course at the assigned class meeting day and time. On the first day of the semester go to elearn.chattanoogastate.edu and log onto your course.  Follow the log on directions.  Once you reach the “MyHome” page scroll down to find the link to your courses. Instructions on how to access your class meetings through eLive will be given on the home page of your eLearn Desktop Video Conferencing course. NOTE: There is an additional per course fee. Students MUST be computer literate, have a headset with microphone and have a minimum 56K Internet access.  For courses involving streaming media, a cable, DSL or broadband connection is highly recommended.  Testing for the course is either online or proctored in the Testing Center or at an agreed upon off-site location.

Regents Online Degree Program (RODP – Web Asynchronous)

Are fully online courses offered by colleges across the state (in partnership with ChSCC) with section numbers of “R50.” To register for your RODP courses in Banner choose “RODP-WEB Asynchronous UG” in the Instructional Method scroll box.  To log into your RODP course go to elearn.rodp.org on the first day of the semester. Follow the log on directions.  Once you reach the “MyHome” page scroll down to find your courses.  Before your course starts be sure to go to http://www.rodp.org  and click on “Bookstore” to buy books for your RODP course.  Students should be aware that the RODP cut-off for class registration is usually a few days EARLIER than Chattanooga State’s and the additional fee for RODP – Web Asynchronous is larger than the Chattanooga State Online – Web Asynchronous. Students should get their books at http://rodp.bkstr.com (the RODP information site also has a link for the RODP bookstore).  The Chattanooga State Bookstore does not carry RODP books.