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    Chattanooga State Community College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Many Ways To Learn


  Center for Distributed Education (IMC 206)

 

Many of our courses are offered via hybrid online classes, fully online (asynchronous and synchronous) or through the TN eCampus (RODP) online 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.

Online:

 (Noted in the schedule as WEB or Online-WEB-Asynchronous instructional method)  (The section ID will start with "N" as in N02)

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 'eLearn' link under the MyChattState drop menu at the top right corner of the Chattanooga State home page - www.chattanoogastate.edu. Information is given on the logon page regarding your Tigerweb / eLearn ID and password as well as assistance with common problems, etc. 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 DSL Internet access and it is recommended a computer available to them. For courses involving streaming media, a cable, 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 or office location. 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 follow the directions to log onto your course. 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 DSL Internet access. For courses involving streaming media, a cable 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.

TN eCampus (RODP):

(Noted in the schedule as R01 or RODP-WEB-Asynchronous instructional method)

 

TN eCampus (TN eCampus-Web Asynchronous) - are fully online courses offered by colleges across the state (in partnership with ChSCC) with section numbers of "R50", "R01", "R25" or "R80". To register for TN eCampus courses in Banner students should choose "TN eCampus-Web Asynchronous UG" in the Instructional Method scroll box. To log into your TN eCampus course(s) click on the TN eCampus eLearn system log in page  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 The TN eCampus bookstore to buy your book(s). The TN eCampus information site also has a link for the TN eCampus bookstore. The Chattanooga State Bookstore does not carry TN eCampus books.

Students should be aware that the TN eCampus cut-off for class registration is usually a few days EARLIER  than Chattanooga State's and the additional fee for TN eCampus-Web Asynchronous classes is larger than the Chattanooga State Online - Web Asynchronous. No enrollment overrides are allowed. For help with TN eCampus classes, see your TN eCampus Campus Contact or write to the TN eCampus contact person at  rodpcontact@chattanoogastate.edu.

A Guide to Courses

Basic Presence - On Ground

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

Supplemental

These are courses that meet in the classroom/lab.  The instructor will use an 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

These 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

These 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 DSL Internet access.  For courses involving streaming media, DSL, a cable 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 or office.  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 DSL Internet access.  For courses involving streaming media, a DSL, cable 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.

TN eCampus (TN eCampus - Web Asynchronous)

Are fully online courses offered by colleges across the state (in partnership with ChSCC) with section numbers of "R50", "R01", or "R25". To register for your TN eCampus courses in Banner choose "TN eCampus-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 the TN eCampus information page 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 the TN eCampus bookstore web page (the TN eCampus information site also has a link for the TN eCampus bookstore).  The Chattanooga State Bookstore does not carry TN eCampus books.