Students must have logged into and actively participated in the online course by the end of the drop/add period, as indicated by posting to an online discussion, submitting an assignment, taking an assessment, communicating with the instructor, or completing other activities as designated by the instructor. Students who fail to meet this attendance requirement by the end of the drop/add period will be dropped from the class by the instructor.
• Access to a reliable computer with Windows 7, 8, or 10 or Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks or newer) • High-speed internet service (such as cable, DSL, or cellular data plan) • Current version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (Mac only) web browser recommended. Microsoft Edge is compatible with D2L Brightspace, but may not work properly with Virtual Classroom, Video Assignments, and some publisher websites. • Microsoft Office (free download from SCC Office 365 email)• Antivirus/security software with weekly updates • Acrobat Reader and Flash (download links in D2L) • Speakers or headphones Check D2L Brightspace compatibilitySome courses may also require a webcam for student presentations or other software specified in the course syllabus. Since most instructors do not accept technical problems as an excuse for missed deadlines, students should also have a backup plan for logging into courses in case of trouble.
Tablets and smartphones are not fully supported for taking quizzes, submitting assignments, and accessing some course content. Most will allow the viewing of course announcements, calendars, discussions, and some content. Students must have access to a regular Windows or Macintosh computer to complete all course requirements.
SCCOnline offers an orientation to online courses and training for the student tools in D2L Brightspace, the college's learning management system. This orientation is available 24/7 from the course list in each student's D2L account. Additional support for D2L Brightspace and online courses is available at the SCCOnline webpage, by email at SCCOnline@sccsc.edu, or by phone at (864) 592-4961 or toll free (888) 364-9080.
Many online courses include proctored exams given at the SCC Testing Center (P. Dan Hull Building, room E-3) or another approved location. Tests may also be taken at the Cherokee County, Tyger River, or Union ATC campuses with instructor permission and a scheduled appointment. Students who do not live near an SCC testing center may make arrangements with their instructor and the SCC Testing Center at the beginning of the course to use an alternative testing site at the student’s cost. SCC Testing Center information and policies.
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