About Online and Blended Classes
Online courses offer students the flexibility to take classes anytime, day or night, seven days a week through the Internet. Many degree and certificate programs offer courses online. Self-motivated and disciplined students are likely to do well in this format. Students taking online courses complete learning activities regularly, meet course deadlines and interact with other students using virtual tools. Online courses might include one or more proctored exams. If proctoring is a requirement, students can test at TCC Testing Centers at no charge. If students cannot test at a TCC Testing Center, the professor can provide remote proctor options. Remote proctoring may require a fee.
Blended courses combine online coursework and the classroom experience. These classes provide flexibility by reducing the number of times students attend class on campus, replacing class time with online activities. TCC’s blended courses meet less often or meet for a decreased amount of time. The class meeting times are available in the MyTCC schedule and the class syllabus. Students have regular face-to-face contact with their instructor but enjoy the flexibility the online classroom offers.
Online “web-conference style” courses meet virtually at a designated time. Like classes that meet in the classroom, students attend class following a class schedule. Online live classes allow interaction with the professor and classmates. Students who choose Online Live courses will find the learning experience is best when using a computer with a screen larger than a typical phone. A strong wifi connection is essential. Online Live courses might include one or more proctored exams. If proctoring is a requirement, students can test at a TCC Testing Center at no charge. If students cannot test at a TCC Testing Center, the professor can provide remote proctor options. Remote proctoring may require a fee. Online Live classes offer flexibility as students choose where to attend class but enjoy a classroom experience with lectures and discussions.
Online Class Schedules
Class Schedules: Scroll down to Specialty Class Schedules.
TCC uses an Online Learning Management System called Blackboard (Bb) to deliver its online courses. The following are the technical requirements for TCC online courses:
- Computer - Most Windows or Mac desktop and laptop computers work well for online classes.
- Chromebooks are supported by Blackboard, though some instructors might use applications in their course, including Respondus LockDown Browser, that will not function on a Chromebook. In these cases, students may need to find alternative computer access for specific assignments that don't work on a Chromebook. Students may use the Tulsa Community College Library computers to complete assignments.
- Please do not ONLY rely on a tablet, including an iPad, or a smartphone to use Blackboard. Not all features will work on tablets and smartphones. You may need access to a desktop or laptop computer to be able to use everything in your online class.
- Internet Access
- While Blackboard can be accessed with a dial-up online service, the best results will be obtained when using a reliable broadband Internet service.
- Intermediate Skills in...
- You should be familiar with how the Internet works, including following hyperlinks and searching for information.
- Word Processing
- You should be familiar with how to enter text in a word processing document, format text, and save and retrieve documents.
- Web Browsers and Java
- Make sure your computer is running the current version of java. It is a free download at www.java.com.
- Supported web browsers for use with Blackboard include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. If you experience any problems in Blackboard we recommend you log in to MyTCC > Blackboard from a different browser before seeking assistance from the Student & Support Center.
- Use the Blackboard Browser Checker to determine if your browser is ready for class.