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Important Announcement:
WebStudy has introduced a change in the TimeLine tab.  Please follow the link below for instructions on how to use the new TimeLine enhancement.


WebStudy LMS Update – TimeLine Redesign pdf with embedded Video 


FOR LOG ON INSTRUCTIONS CLICK HERE.


1. What is an Online course?

An Online course is a recognized college credit course delivered to the student completely over the web. By accessing a password protected web site the student receives directions for proceeding through the course. To see if you have the necessary skills needed for an online course go to the College web site www.camdencc.edu, Click on the "Distance Learning" link, then click on "Self Assessment".


2. Do I need to be at my computer on specific days and times instead of attending a regular class?

No. Most Internet courses give students a series of assignments and deadlines that students accomplish at their own pace. There may be specific times when the instructor is available or there may be specific chat (discussion) opportunities. However, these are usually arranged at the students' and instructor's mutual convenience.


3. What to do after registering for an Internet course?

Shortly before the semester begins, the student may receive information from the Distance Learning Office telling the student how to access the course, including the student's Username and password. The student may then receive course -specific information from the instructor (information is available upon log-in to your account/course)). Ideally, both pieces of information will be sent via email. Students should be sure to fill out their email addresses on the registration form.


4. Is my home computer system strong enough to handle an online course?

The College web site - www.camdencc.edu - offers some suggestions as to equipment minimum standards. Click on the "Distance Learning" link. Next click on "Technical Support", then scroll to "Technical Requirements".


5. How about testing?

Some instructors use the College test centers on the Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill campuses; other instructors arrange for proctored sites within the community (e.g., local libraries, high schools, etc; most instructors place examinations on line. The information provided by your instructor will contain specifics about the course's test policies.



Hardware and software requirements

Students must have access to a computer with Internet connection and a valid email address!

Recommended basic hardware and software for PC users:
* Pentium 3 processor with Windows 2000 or newer (Windows 7 preferred)
500Mb of RAM minimally – 1 Gb of RAM preferred.  Newer browser versions require more RAM

• Audio with speakers and/or headphones
• Display with 1280x960 recommended
• CD-ROM drive
• Online Internet Service Provider required - (Broadband [e.g. Comcast, Verizon DSL or FIOS] recommended)
• Explorer 7.0 (IE 9 preferred), Firefox 3.06 or newer (current version preferred), Chrome, Safari 3.2 or newer, or Opera
• Flash Player - current version
• Word processing software that can save files in Word or RTF (Microsoft Word recommended)

Recommended basic hardware and software for Mac users:
Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) or newer

* 500Mb of RAM minimally – 1 Gb of RAM preferred.  Newer browser versions require more RAM
• Speakers and/or Headphones
• Display resolution - 1280x960 recommended
• CD-ROM drive
• Online Internet Service Provider required - (Broadband [e.g. Comcast, Verizon DSL or FIOS] recommended)
• Internet Explorer, Firefox 3.06 or newer (current version preferred), Chrome, Safari 3.2 or newer, or Opera
• Flash Player - current version
• Word processing software that can save files in Word or RTF (Microsoft Word recommended)

If you have a pop up stopper program and/or Norton Firewall Ad-Blocker you will need to disable them when in your online course. You may also have to disable a firewall if you have one.

* You must configure your computer to accept COOKIES (see http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=35851 )
* Clear Cache if encountering any viewing problems (see http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache )



Hybrid Courses
You will be meeting with your instructor face to face approximately half the time that you do in the traditional classes. Items that normally do not entail discussion (lecture notes, power point presentations, hard copy handouts, etc…) will be available online. Thus, you must have access to the Internet. This does NOT mean that you must own a computer with Internet access. Students may avail themselves of computers in College open computer labs, local libraries or other facilities in the communities where they live. You also should have basic computer skills: the ability to download materials, send attachments, copy and paste text, etc… Skills such as these enable you to effectively communicate with your instructor and carry on class work in between the in-person class meetings.

If your email address has not been registered at the College or has changed recently, you should contact your instructor rather than wait for him/her to contact you.

Also, at the first face-to-face session, your instructor will review with you the way in which you access the course over the Internet.

Finally, since part of the course is taken online at ccc.webstudy.com, students with technical issues may contact OIT help desk for assistance via email at online@camdencc.edu or dial directly at 856-374-4900 or 1-877-326-4512.


We trust that you will have a successful experience in the hybrid courses.

 



Middle States Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations

Student identity verification in distance and correspondence education

The Commission must verify that institutions have effective procedures in place to ensure that the students who register in a distance or correspondence education course are the same students who participate in and complete the course, and receive the academic credit (34 CFR 602.17(g)).
 

Distance Education Student Identity Verification
Best Practices Academic Integrity in Online Education

Acceptable Use of Technology

Student Code of Conduct (Student Handbook)