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What will a Web course be like?

Courses on the Web are taught using one or more Internet components such as streaming video, Blackboard chats, or Adobe Connect. The course may utilize Blackboard. Students must have access to the Internet. If the course is available by streaming video or Adobe Connect, students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Viewing times may be set by the instructor or students may be able to download and view class sessions offline; check the course syllabus for more information. Assignment and testing deadlines must be followed according to the instructor's schedule.

Attendance at USC Columbia sessions may be required. Students may be required to take examinations at approved testing sites or USC Columbia. See the Distributed Learning tab on the Blackboard course page for important information about course requirements specific to your distributed learning class.

Internet and software requirements
To view any videostreaming files (if required for your course), you must have a high-speed Internet connection such as DSL, a corporate LAN, or a cable modem. Visit the Getting Started page at UTS Media Services to check your system software and perform an Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro connection test. In case of difficulty, visit the Having Trouble Web page for suggestions.

What will a Web conferencing course be like?

Courses taught using Web conferencing will utilize Adobe Connect. Students may be required to attend class sessions at scheduled days/times either in-person (for USC Columbia students), or live online with telephone talkback for audio communication with the instructor. The instructor will provide more details about the course schedule and requirements. The course may utilize Blackboard. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection such as a cable modem or DSL.

Viewing times may be set by the instructor or students may be able to download and view class sessions offline; check the course syllabus for more information. Assignment and testing deadlines must be followed according to the instructor's schedule.

Attendance at USC Columbia sessions may be required. Students may be required to take examinations at approved testing sites or USC Columbia. See the Distributed Learning tab on the Blackboard course page for important information about course requirements specific to your distributed learning class.

Internet and software requirements
To view any videostreaming files (if required for your course), you must have a high-speed Internet connection such as DSL, a corporate LAN, or a cable modem. Visit the Getting Started page at UTS Media Services to check your system software and perform an Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro connection test. In case of difficulty, visit the Having Trouble Web page for suggestions.

What will a videostreaming course be like?

Lectures are available online within 24 hours following the live class (if applicable) at http://video.sc.edu. Lectures remain online for three weeks.

The lectures are password protected to limit access to students enrolled in the course. Passwords are available from your instructor.

Viewing and study times are determined by the student, but assignment and testing deadlines must be followed according to the instructor's schedule.

Attendance at USC Columbia sessions may be required. Students may be required to take examinations at approved testing sites or USC Columbia. See the Distributed Learning tab on the Blackboard course page for important information about course requirements specific to your distributed learning class.

Internet and software requirements: To view the video files via the Web you must have a broadband or high-speed Internet connection such as DSL/Roadrunner, a corporate LAN, or a cable modem. Visit the Getting Started page at UTS Media Services to check your system software and perform an Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro connection test. In case of difficulty, visit the Having Trouble Web page for suggestions.

To ensure successful viewing it is also recommended that you make sure your Web browser software is up to date. The latest version of Internet Explorer can be downloaded for Windows or Macintosh.

What will a DVD course be like?

The primary course content is available on DVD and will be mailed to the student automatically once enrollment is complete. Usually, DVDs are mailed to students within two weeks from the begin date of the class. If you have not received your DVDs by one week before the beginning of class, contact Distributed Learning at dlquest@mailbox.sc.edu or call toll free 1-800-922-2577.

Attendance at USC Columbia sessions may be required. Students may be required to take examinations at approved testing sites or USC Columbia. See the Distributed Learning tab on the Blackboard course page for important information about course requirements specific to your distributed learning class.

Viewing and study times are determined by the student, but assignment and testing deadlines must be followed according to the instructor's schedule.

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