Do any online classes require campus visits?

Many online classes require one or more proctored exams. These can be taken on the Black Hawk College campus according to the schedule provided to you by your instructor, you can make arrangements with the Testing Center to secure a proctor outside of the college’s district, or there is the possibility that your online course […]

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What level of computer skills do I need for online learning?

It is not necessary to have a high level of computer proficiency, but you should have some computer experience navigating the Internet, using e-mail, and using a word-processing program. Reasonable typing speed will also be helpful, as in addition to typing assignments, you will be typing emails, postings to online discussions, etc. See the Orientation to […]

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Do I need access to particular software?

You can make sure your home or office computer has the basic system and software setup required  for BHC’s online courses by making sure your browser is up to date or try another Canvas recommended browsers (Links to an external site.) Please refer to our Online Learning Orientation for other possible technical requirements. You may also need […]

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Based on your needs, do you want to take online credit or non-college credit classes?

If you want to pursue a degree, you must take college credit classes, listed in the online schedule and described in the catalog. Black Hawk College, through its Outreach Center, makes available 6-week non-college credit courses, certificate programs, and job skill training, all online. For further information, visit the Business and Community Education Center current […]

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Do I need my own computer and Internet access?

If you do not own a computer or have Internet access at home or at work, you can still take an online course using computers in the labs at either the East or Quad Cities campuses during their open hours; however, you will be on the computer many hours each week and the labs are […]

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How can I make time in my life for an online class?

Taking an online class sounds easy. However, the work load is as much or more as a face-to-face class. To evaluate whether you have time in your present life to take an online class, try this time audit. Are there some things you need to give up, move around, postpone, or get help with in […]

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Are any campus visits required?

Some online classes require proctored exams. Your syllabus will say so if this is the case. To take these tests, you will go to the Testing Center on the Quad-Cities campus or East Campus. If you do not live close to either of these or cannot go to them when they are open, contact the […]

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Are my computer skills adequate for online learning?

It is NOT necessary to have a high level of computer proficiency, but you should have some computer experience navigating the Internet, using e-mail, and using a word-processing program. Reasonable typing speed will also be helpful, as in addition to typing assignments, you will be typing emails, postings to online discussions, etc. Need to learn […]

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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 […]

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What degrees are available entirely online at Black Hawk College?

You can earn the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree entirely online, except for Speech 101. In order for Speech 101 to transfer to a four-year college in Illinois, students are required to deliver at least three speeches in a live performance before their instructor and class (Illinois Articulation Initiative). General […]

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