River Valley Community College’s online courses offer an equally rigorous, notably more flexible learning option for students. Instructors of online courses use a variety of methods to teach and evaluate learning. The course syllabus (available online within the learning management system course site) defines the learning objectives, learning resources and technologies required, weekly assignments and assessments of student progress.
Similar to how you learn more than the instructed material in a face-to-face class by building interpersonal skills, in an online class you are presented with the added benefit of refining your online communication skills by interacting professionally with your instructor and classmates, a skill you will use throughout your career. You may also consider online learning for the added benefits of saving time and gas money while earning college credit from the location of your choice, such as your home or local library.
River Valley Community College (RVCC) offers both 100% online and courses that are a hybrid of online and face-to-face instruction. Hybrid classes meet face-to-face less frequently and use the online classroom for instruction, too. Specific meeting dates for hybrid courses are outlined in the course schedule.
If you have any questions about online courses please peruse the information available at the below links to become acquainted with this style of learning. If you have further questions, you can reach out to your instructor or program director for more information.
Canvas is the learning management system software CCSNH is currently transitioning to for online courses. Many Spring 2018 courses will use this platform. You can visit these links for information: Introduction Video or Canvas Student Guide
Please note, as you work in any Learning Management System, such as Canvas or Blackboard, that tablets have limited capablities and if you are experienceing difficulty - try working in the application through a different internet browser. Firefox and Safari have been noted to work well with Canvas.