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What does an "online classroom" look like?

Are online programs and courses comparable in quality to on-campus programs and courses?

Are online courses similar to independent study courses where I work at my own pace?

Do I have to have a lot of technical skills to take an online course?

What is the cost of taking classes online?

Is financial aid available if I take classes online?

Who can I talk with to help me get started or answer questions for UTC Online?

How do I apply to UTC for an online program?

How can I find a list of online classes?

How do I access my online courses?

 

 

What does an “online classroom” look like?

An “online classroom” provides you with the same high-quality, rigorous instructional activities you would participate in taking a face-to-face course only using more innovative technology integration and a more convenient schedule.  UTC Online instructors and faculty use a variety of methods for sharing instructional materials, promoting student interaction and monitoring student progress throughout the course.  Some courses may require specific dates and times for you to log into the system for certain activities and assignments.

Students taking online and distance classes should be self-motivated and have excellent time-management skills.

 

Are online programs and courses comparable in quality to on-campus programs and courses?

Yes.  The rigor and quality of the content, as well as the course, are the same for both on-campus and online courses.  As an online student, you are UTC Mocs through and through.  Your diploma and transcripts will look the same whether you take courses in the classrooms on campus or the online world.

 

Are online courses similar to independent study courses where I work at my own pace?

No.  UTC Online courses are designed and delivered to maintain the same quality and rigor of content as face-to-face courses.  These courses will be delivered under the guidance of the instructor with deadlines and activities throughout the semester.  These courses will be delivered during the same semester scheduling as our on-campus courses.

 

Do I have to have a lot of technical skills to take an online course?

No, you do not have to have a lot of technical skills to take an online course.  You should have basic technical skills that include the ability to send and receive emails, to perform online research, and to navigate the internet.

At a minimum, you will need access to a computer with internet (preferably high-speed), an email account, and software that includes word processing, presentation, and other necessary software as needed.

 

What is the cost of taking classes online?

UTC Online course and programs costs are quite reasonable.  You can find out detailed information by visiting the Bursar’s website and looking for Online and Distance Fees.

Is financial aid available if I take classes online?

Financial aid is available for online and hybrid classes.  To find out more information, you can visit the UTC Financial Aid Office’s website.

 

Who can I talk with to help me get started or answer questions for UTCOnline?

The Center for Online and Distance Learning is here to help you find answers to your questions related to online and distance learning at UTC.  You can give us a call (423-425-5835) or send us an email at utconline@utc.edu and we’ll be happy to offer assistance.

 

How do I apply to UTC for an online program?

Applying to an online program is easy at UTC.  You can click on the Apply Now link found on the main website at www.utc.edu.

 

How can I find a list of online classes?

You can search for online or hybrid course offerings through the link for Schedule of Classes or through your Banner student account.

 

How do I access my online courses?

All online and hybrid courses are managed through UTC Online in the Blackboard course management system.  You can Login to Blackboard  here or go through the MyMocsNet portal.

 

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