Blackboard is the University’s online course management system, where online coursework takes place. You log-in to Blackboard with your Portal Username and Password.
A course that is delivered more than 50 but less than 85 percent electronically. Same as a hybrid course.
Distance Education Course
A course is one in which over 50 percent of the instruction is delivered via satellite, compressed video, Internet, or other electronic means. A DE Course can be further classifeid as Fully Online or Hybrid/Blended. All distance education courses/programs are subject to the same academic standards as those offered on campus.
When a student drops a class (or classes) he or she is still enrolled in at least one other class. Not the same as a withdrawal. Distance learners who wish to drop a course must contact the academic department of the course they want to drop. Distance Learners do not have to come to campus to drop a course.
Fully Online Course
A course that delivered 85-100 percent electronically.
Technology Service Desk
The Technology Service Desk provides technical support by phone, email, or live chat.
A course that is delivered more than 50 but less than 85 percent electronically. Same as a blended course.
Pioneer Portal is the University’s official computer system, where student account information is stored. A variety of student services are available through Pioneer Portal.
Blackboard Collaborate is an online synchronous tool your instructors may use to have real-time interaction with you. This means that they may schedule a specific time that you and your classmates have to log into your Blackboard course and interact with them.
Withdrawal from the University is when a student drops all of his or her classes for that particular semester. Withdrawals are processed through the Office of Student Life. Distance Learners do not have to come to campus to withdraw from their courses.
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