Distance Education

Distance Education Delivery Methods

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers a variety of distance education delivery methods, which allow students to participate in learning outside of the traditional classroom. When registering for courses, it is important to make note of the delivery method of the course and understand the expectations associated with your selection.

Blended (previously Web-Based)

Blended class sections primarily meet face-to-face on specified days and have a required online component, which requires students have Internet access as part of the course.

Blended classes are designated in WebAdvisor by:

  • W at the end of the section identifier – Example: CTS-115-100W
  • and a dual campus location including both a Virtual Campus and an on-campus location
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Blended Courses

What is a Blended course?

A course where the primary delivery is the traditional face-to-face method, with a requirement that students have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course.

Steps to Taking a Blended Course

I. Qualify by Meeting Requirements & Prerequisites

II. Register and Pay

  • For more information on applying to the college, registering for classes or paying tuition and fees, please visit the student success website.

III. Access and Attend Your Class

Blended courses follow a specific schedule. Please refer to WebAdvisor for course start date and meeting dates. Students are expected to access their course (via Blackboard) on the first day of class (start date) to receive instructions and begin their coursework. 

IV. Participate

  • Use your college email account for all email communication.
  • Login to Blackboard frequently, as directed by your instructor.
  • Students taking Blended courses must attend all on-campus sessions and complete the online coursework.
  • Actively participate in the online portion of the course and keep in contact with the instructor.
  • Meet assignment and testing deadlines set by the instructor.

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Hybrid

Hybrid class sections combine online learning with face-to-face instruction. All Hybrid courses will meet on-campus on specified days. The remaining instruction and course content will be delivered as an Internet course.

Hybrid classes are designated in WebAdvisor by:

  • an H at the end of the section identifier – Example: CTS-115-01H
  • and a dual campus location including both a Virtual Campus and an on-campus location
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Hybrid Courses

What is a hybrid course?

Hybrid courses combine online learning with face-to-face instruction. All hybrid courses will meet on-campus on specified days (specific meeting dates will be provided by the instructor). The remaining instruction and course content will be delivered as an internet course. The start and end dates of all courses are listed at the top of the syllabus, which will be provided online (Blackboard) within the course site. You will not have access to the course until its official start date.

Steps to Taking a Hybrid Course

I. Qualify by Meeting Requirements & Prerequisites

II. Register and Pay

  • For more information on applying to the college, registering for classes or paying tuition and fees, please visit the student success website.

III. Access and Attend Your Class

Hybrid courses follow a specific schedule. Please refer to WebAdvisor for course start date and meeting dates. Students are expected to access their course (via Blackboard) on the first day of class (start date) to receive instructions and begin their coursework. Courses are not self-paced.

Important: All Rowan-Cabarrus classes contain an Enrollment Verification Assignment (EVA), located in the Start Here area of each Blackboard course site. The deadline to complete the EVA will be communicated by your instructor via email or Blackboard. Additional course content may not be accessed until completion of the EVA. To ensure access to course content and continued course enrollment, complete the EVA on the first day of class.

Regardless of any other work you may have completed in the course, not completing the EVA by the due date may:

  • Result in your being administratively withdrawn from the course.
  • Result in your tuition and fees adjusted accordingly. If you are receiving financial aid, we recommend you contact a financial aid representative.

IV. Participate

  • Use your college email account for all email communication.
  • Login to Blackboard frequently, as directed by your instructor.
  • Students taking  hybrid courses must attend all on-campus sessions and complete the online coursework.
  • Actively participate in the online portion of the course and keep in contact with the instructor.
  • Meet assignment and testing deadlines set by the instructor.

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Internet

Internet classes are 100% online. Course communication, instruction, materials and assignments are completed online. Internet students complete their courses without on-campus meetings, but may be required to participate in a proctored exam. Before participating in an online class, students are required to meet skills requirements. Talk with your advisor to determine how you can register for an Internet class.

Internet classes are designated in WebAdvisor by:

  • an N at the end of the section identifier – Example: CTS-115-220N
  • and a location of Virtual Campus
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Internet Courses

What is an Internet course?

With the growing demand of students and faculty nationwide, Rowan-Cabarrus has developed a strategy to provide complete degrees, diplomas, and certificates online. Internet students receive course instruction through the use of online content, email, and textbooks.

Internet students complete their courses without on-campus meetings, although instructors may require on-campus testing. Before beginning Internet courses, however, students are required to meet specific academic and skill prerequisites. The start and end dates of all courses are listed at the top of the syllabus, which will be provided online (Blackboard) within the course site. You will not have access to the course until its official start date.

Steps to Taking an Internet Course

I. Qualify by Meeting Requirements & Prerequisites

II. Register and Pay

  • For more information on applying to the college, registering for classes, or paying tuition and fees, please visit the student success website.

III. Access Your Class

Internet courses follow the regular semester schedule. Students should refer to their class schedule for class start dates. Students are expected to access their course (via Blackboard) on the first day of class (start date) to receive instructions and begin their coursework. Courses are not self-paced.

Important: All Rowan-Cabarrus classes contain an Enrollment Verification Assignment (EVA), located in the Start Here area of each Blackboard course site. The deadline to complete the EVA will be communicated by your instructor via email or Blackboard. Additional course content may not be accessed until completion of the EVA. To ensure access to course content and continued course enrollment, complete the EVA on the first day of class.

Regardless of any other work you may have completed in the course, not completing the EVA by the due date may:

  • Result in your being administratively withdrawn from the course.
  • Result in your tuition and fees adjusted accordingly. If you are receiving financial aid, we recommend you contact a financial aid representative.

IV. Participate

  • Use your college email account for all email communication.
  • Meet assignment and testing deadlines set by the instructor.
  • Spend an average of two hours or more per course credit hour each week on coursework.
  • Actively participate in the course and maintain weekly contact with the instructor.
  • Adhere to the testing requirements of the instructor.

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