Course materials are presented over the internet, using the web-based software Desire2Learn (D2L). The instructors will use D2L to give assignments, answer questions, lead discussions, etc.
Please note: Century's online courses are not independent-study courses. You should expect to interact with the instructor and your peers. It is our goal to make your online learning experience effective, as well as enjoyable. Like any course, you'll get as much out of this learning experience as you are willing to put into it.
It is important to login to D2L and your course by the first day of class or you may be withdrawn from the course. Click here for more info about Century College's withdraw and refund policies.
There are three different ways that courses are offered online:
If your course requires proctored exams, you will be able to take them at Century College for no additional cost. If you are looking for other test proctoring sites, Minnesota Online provides a list. Fees may be incurred if you request proctoring at a different site other than Century College.
These course sections are partially online and are also called Blended Online and Campus-Based. A significant portion of the course is delivered using the internet. The course does have scheduled times that it meets on campus as well. The course schedule will list the days/times the course meets on campus.
SmarterMeasure is a web-based assessment tool for determining your level of readiness for taking online or blended courses. You’ll be asked questions about your personality, technical knowledge, and learning style. The assessment will also check your reading comprehension, keyboarding ability, and your computer system. The assessment takes about 20 minutes. After completion, you'll receive a report with customized feedback and targeted resources itemizing your strengths and weaknesses in preparation for online learning.
For tips and info, begin with our Online Learning Guide.
NOTE: We encourage you to come to a short session on D2L. Our next D2L sessions will be held at the beginning of fall semester 2014.
We encourage you to attend a short session on D2L in our computer labs.
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Desire2Learn (D2L) is used by many instructors at Century, even if the class is not offered online. D2L is a web-based system that can be used by instructors for sharing content, leading discussions, posting grades, allowing students to upload assignments, and more.
For more information about online learning, contact Mike Mendez at 651.779.3447.