How are online classes different from face-to-face, Study Unlimited, hybrid and Distance Learning classes listed in the class schedule?

These various types of distance learning are all available at Black Hawk College. Depending on your learning style preferences, your availability for campus visits, and what you want to learn, you can find each of these modalities listed in the Black Hawk College Class Schedule.

Distance Learning – Courses taught with a distance learning designation are held in the classroom with the instructor at one location with students attending at more than one location using video conferencing technology.

Distance Learning Hybrid – Courses taught with a distance learning hybrid designation will have the classroom portion held with the instructor at one location with students attending at more than one location using video conferencing technology. Because the course is also hybrid, more than 50 percent of the course instruction will be in person, in a classroom setting. The remaining instructional time involves structured learning activities that may include (but are not limited to) field work, online instruction, field trips and extended projects. Courses with laboratory instruction will not have the lab component as hybrid instruction.

Hybrid – Courses taught with a hybrid designation will have more than 50 percent of the course instruction in person in a classroom setting. The remaining instructional time involves structured learning activities that may include (but are not limited to) field work, online instruction, field trips and extended projects. Courses with laboratory instruction will not have the lab component as hybrid instruction.

In Person – Courses taught with the in-person designation are those taught in a traditional classroom setting.

Internship – Courses taught with the internship designation include work experience at a College-approved site for a pre-specified amount of work hours. Faculty oversight and interaction is required, and there is no classroom component.

Online Blended – Courses taught with the online blended designation include instruction primarily online. However, some portions of these courses require proctored exams and quizzes or an in-person component such as a giving a speech to a group of people.

Online Completely – Courses taught with the online completely designation will have all course components provided in the online format. Practicum – Courses taught with the practicum designation include instruction in a classroom, with additional off-site hours in a practical work setting.