Distance Education

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Lee College Course Delivery System

Courses will be offered online through Blackboard.

Hardware and Software Requirements

To be successful in an online course, students who use their personal computers must have high speed internet access. Online course users will need at least two Internet browsers. For example, for PC users, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. For Mac users, Mozilla Firefox. PC users need Windows 7 or Windows 8 as an operating system. Mac users need an operating system of 10.5 or 10.6. In order for the components to work correctly, Java must be installed. Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Safari. These will cause issues when submitting assignments and taking tests. Do NOT use a phone or small device to take a test.

Distance Learning

Distance education provides courses in which a majority (more than 50 percent) of the instruction occurs when the student(s) and instructor(s) are not in the same place. Two categories of distance education courses are defined as:

Online Course (OL)

A course in which more than 85 percent of the instruction is delivered online. Some instructors may require students to visit campus for orientation, tests, labs, group projects, etc. This will depend on your instructor.  Check your syllabus for on-campus meeting requirements.

Hybrid Course (HY)

A course in which a majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent), of the planned instruction occurs when the student(s) and instructor(s) are not in the same place. The number of on-campus meetings will depend on the instructor. Check your syllabus for on-campus meeting times and location.

Online Education Handbook (PDF)
A complete guide to Distance Education at Lee College.