CCBC Learning Environments

CCBC offers a variety of learning options to fit the needs of all students. These options include online, blended and on-site course formats.

Which format is right for you?
Learn more about each of these formats to help you determine which is the best fit.

Online courses

With the exception of certain exams, this is a format in which all the requirements are completed online (see the on-site requirements section below for more information).

All materials for the course are delivered through Blackboard, CCBC’s online learning management system. You will login to Blackboard to access lessons, submit assignments, participate in class discussions and more.

To be successful in your online course, you should log into Blackboard regularly and establish a study schedule. Plan to spend at least the same amount of time that you would spend on a face-to-face class, if not more. Give yourself time to practice using Blackboard in order to get the most out of your online learning experience.
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Technical requirements
To learn online at CCBC you will need:
  • A reasonable level of computer literacy.
  • Regular access to a reliable computer desktop or laptop.
    • Mobile devices, tablets and Chromebooks should not be used as the primary means to complete an online or blended course.
  • A stable broadband Internet connection.
  • A CCBC email account (free when you enroll).
  • Access to Blackboard learning management system for lessons, assignments, class discussions and more.
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On-site requirements
Does your online course require an on-site assessment? Depending on the specific course, you may be required complete some exams at testing center. Proctoring for CCBC classes is available for free at any CCBC Testing Center, or you can arrange tests at a CCBC approved testing center to complete the course exams. This information is provided in the course syllabus and is available one week prior to the start of class.

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Blended courses

A course format in which the requirements are completed both in-person (on-site) and online.

Course material for a blended course is delivered through both an in online format, using Blackboard, and through scheduled on-campus meetings. You will login to Blackboard to access lessons, submit assignments, participate in class discussions and more.

Technical requirements
To learn in a blended format at CCBC you will need:
  • A reasonable level of computer literacy.
  • Regular access to a reliable computer desktop or laptop.
    • Mobile devices, tablets and Chromebooks should not be used as the primary means to complete an online or blended course.
  • A stable broadband Internet connection.
  • A CCBC email account (free when you enroll).
  • Access to Blackboard learning management system.
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On-site requirements
Blended courses include a weekly on-campus lecture or lab time. The specific meeting times for the course are noted on the class schedule.

You may be required to visit a testing center to complete course exams. This information is provided in the course syllabus and is available one week prior to the start of class. Other assessment options may be listed under the course notes section of the class schedule.

On-site courses

A course format in which requirements are completed in-person.

All course material for an on-site course is delivered through on-campus meetings, on a regularly set schedule. You may be expected to login to Blackboard to access lessons, participate in class discussions and more.

Technical requirements
To learn on-site at CCBC you will need:
  • Regular access to a reliable computer desktop, laptop, (etc.).
  • A stable broadband Internet connection.
  • A general understanding of Blackboard learning management system.
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On-site requirements
On-site courses include a weekly on-campus lecture or lab time. The specific meeting times for the course are noted on the class schedule. In additional to regularly scheduled lecture or lab time, you may be expected to attend campus events, or participate in campus activities.

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