NOTE: Check your Lion Mail for your WebStudy password and other instructions for logging into distance learning courses. For additional help, please click on the Login Information button at left.
To see registration dates for the Winter, Spring, and Summer 2015 terms, click the Getting Started button at left.
Winter 2015 students: You will be able to login to WebStudy beginning December 19, 2014, but your courses will not be available until January 5, 2015 (If your instructor has activated your course early, you may have access a day or two before the dates specified above.)
Spring 2015 students: You will be able to login to WebStudy beginning January 12, 2015, but your courses will not be available until:
Distance Learning courses are offered over the Internet, with student access via a web browser. Distance Learning courses allow students to complete course assignments from home, work, or a library. Course work includes reading, viewing and listening to content, written and/or audio discussion, assignments, quizzes, and exams. Because Distance Learning courses involve more "reading and writing" and less "speaking and listening", they are usually more time consuming than onsite classroom courses.
Distance Learning course work is usually asynchronous (not at the same time). Students participate on their own time schedules within the week that a given lesson is available. Some classes utilize synchronous (same time) presentations. In this case, the instructor will find a day and time each week when everyone in the class can participate.
In May, 2011, RVCC began using a software package called WebStudy to facilitate and support our online and hybrid courses. WebStudy courses use a "timeline" consisting of a "session" for each lesson. Please
Offered over the internet, with student access via a web browser. Attendance at the College is not usually required, however, students are encouraged to attend orientation sessions at the beginning of the semester.
blended mode of instructional delivery which combines features of traditional and distance education, is a course in which in-class instructional time is reduced 25% or more and replaced by online instruction and activities. Please note that hybrids are complete courses; there is no reduction in workload.
Allows for independent study through the viewing of video presentations via cable broadcasts, or review of video on DVD. Some of these courses may require attendance at the College for orientation sessions, exams, and other meetings.
Student Orientation sessions for spring 2015 and testing center hours for fall 2014:
Additional information for distance learning students
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