Distance Education Courses are courses in which at least 50% of the content is delivered in some form of electronic method. Victoria College offers five methods – online (ONL), real-time-remote (WBX), alternating (ALT), hybrid (HYB), and interactive television (ITV). Online courses are courses in which the content is delivered asynchronously over the Internet. Real-time remote courses are delivered synchronously via the internet. Alternating courses will alternate between face-to-face and real-time remote, with students attending on campus in small groups on assigned days. Hybrid courses are courses in which the content is delivered through a combination of electronic method and on-campus instruction. Interactive television (ITV) courses are courses in which students and faculty meet in an interactive television classroom and interact with other students and/or faculty at a remote location.
To take an online or hybrid course, students must have access to a computer and a reliable, high speed Internet connection. Additionally, to take a real-time remote course, students must have a webcam. Students can use any of the on-campus computers in the open computer labs or the library to complete their coursework, but these computers do not have webcams. Laptops and webcams are available for checkout, subject to availability, by filling out the Student Technology Needs Form. Some courses may require certain specific hardware and software on a student’s machine. Those requirements are the responsibility of the student and stated in the syllabus. Additionally, students may need to come on campus several times as determined by the course instructors for specific activities or testing.