An online course is held between 80% and 100% online. Some online courses (i.e. math) require you to come on-campus for testing, orientation or presentations. Be sure to check the course requirements.
A hybrid course meets at least 50% of the time in the classroom. The other part of the course is held online.
You should expect to spend the same amount of time on an online course as you would attending and studying for an on-campus course. IMPORTANT! Be prepared to commit 6 – 9 hours per week to studies for every 3-credit course. More time is needed when taking 8 or 12-week course.
Please refer to online registration.
You should be automatically provided with an MCC email account, student ID and student username when you become an MCC student. This account should be used for all MCC related email communication. There is also course mail in Schoology. Course mail allows you to communicate with your instructor and other students only within the course.
After you become an MCC student and register for your first course, you will be provided with a Schoology account shortly before the start of the semester. Registrations throughout the semester will have Schoology accounts created daily.
Students can access online courses from the MCC Portal. Every student is provided an Schoology account with a username and password.
All of this can be done directly through Schoology.
Log into Schoology and click on your course. You will be able to access your online course syllabus 24 hours prior to the official start of the course.
Yes. Online Schoology Tutorials and Support are available by going to https://support.schoology.com.
The Schoology provides a secure password protected learning environment. Only your instructor, course administrators and students enrolled in the course have access to course content. Students have access to their grades only; they cannot see the grades of other students. You should not provide your login information to anyone else.
If you have any questions about a course, please contact your instructor. Your course syllabus will have your instructor's contact information.
Please see the Hardware/Software Requirements page for details on technology requirements.
All MCC online courses begin on the first official day of class for the MCC semester and session. MCC’s online courses are not self-paced. Each instructor has a schedule with assignment due dates (syllabus) that must be adhered to. Students will be able to begin coursework as of 8 am the first day of the course. Please check the MCC course schedule for the exact course start date. Online students are expected to log into Schoology on the first day of class and at least 2 days per week. Your failure to log into the course and complete the syllabus quiz within the first 48 hours of the course start may result in receiving a WR (administrative withdraw grade) for the course and being locked out of the course. All course related dates can be found in the syllabus.
Online courses are designed as alternatives to traditional classroom instruction and offer maximum scheduling flexibility. Online courses allow the instructor and you to be anywhere, and for participation to occur anytime. You can interact with your instructor and other students outside of the confines of a classroom. Online students should participate fully in the online course. Discussions between fellow classmates and the instructor are an important learning tool in online courses. Online courses require students to be self-motivated and organized.