What is Distance Learning?
What are the ways I can learn at
How does a Distance
Learning course compare with a regular course?
How can I make
that I succeed in a Distance Learning Course?
Are online courses self-paced?
What classes can I take online?
is the difference between BbCE and Internet courses?
What computer requirements do I need to take an online course?
How do I enroll in
an Internet/Web-based class?
Where do I get my
Where do I access my online class(es)?
What is my password?
Who is my instructor and how do I contact him/her?
Do I have to use LC Mail?
do I take the exams?
Are there any special fees with
Can I get financial aid for
Answers to FAQs
What is Distance Learning?
Learning occurs when students take classes that
are delivered through web-based, hybrid, or interactive
video conferencing methods.
Distance Learning is also an LCSC department on campus that assists students
who are taking online courses and interactive video
distance learning student, the DL Office is your connection to the
college. We are here to answer your questions, assist you with
enrollment, and connect you with your instructors. You may
contact us via email at
or call us at (208) 792-2239 or (800) 879-0458. We are located on the LCSC campus in the Sam
Glenn Complex, Room 212.
What are the ways I
can learn at a distance?
(WEB) courses are offered entirely online using
Blackboard and/or the WWW.
A BbCE class is internet-based and accessed through your WarriorWeb account. A WWW class is also
internet-based and you will directly access it by
entering its URL.
- Hybrid (HYBF) and
web-enhanced (LECW) courses provide a combination of traditional and
distance learning experiences. Students meet
face-to-face for part of the class and online for the
remainder. Hybrid courses have 30% or more of
online delivery of instruction. The purpose of the
hybrid method is to substitute traditional classroom
lectures. Web-enhanced courses have less than 30%
of online delivery of instructions. The purpose of
the web-enhanced method is to enhance traditional
classroom lectures with an online course management
- Interactive Video Conferencing
(IVC) allows the instructor to send traditional
classroom lectures to a distant site with
does a Distance Learning course compare with a regular course?
Just like on-campus courses at Lewis-Clark State College,
LCSC's Distance Learning courses and programs meet the highest
standards of academic excellence. In a distance learning course
you will work toward the same educational objectives and get the same
quality instruction that you would in an on-campus course.
Distance Learning courses are offered within the regular semester time
schedule; we begin and end at the same time as the on-campus classes.
can I make sure that I succeed in a Distance Learning course?
Distance Learning courses offer you a completely flexible way
to attend college and requires a high level of independent
responsibility. You will succeed in online courses by placing
priority on your education, by monitoring your performance and by
taking advantage of resources available to you.
the link below to be guided to a survey which assesses whether
online learning is right for you.
can I take online?
LCSC offers over 150 online courses. To view a current list
of courses being offered, go to the Distance Learning course
Online students must adhere to course timelines, due dates
and may be expected to engage in chat rooms or discussion
follow the same academic calendar as traditional on
to learn more.
What is the difference between BbCE and WWW courses?
Blackboard (formerly WebCT), Inc. is the world's leading provider of e-Learning
solutions for higher education. It provides a secure environment
for students and a standard means of creating courses for
instructors. A login and password are required before you can
access Blackboard courses. You must be registered for a
before you can access the syllabus. WWW-based courses are
not in a secure environment and do not require a login and password.
The syllabus can be obtained before enrolling in the course.
What computer requirements should I have to succeed in an online
2000/XP/VISTA or Mac OSX Pentium/G3 1Ghz w/ 2.0 GB RAM
High Speed Internet Access Recommended*
Internet Explorer 7x (Recommended) or Firefox 188.8.131.52 (Safari
recommended for Mac)
Current Java runtime environment for Windows or OSX (java.com)
UPDATES – Make sure you download security patches for your operating
system. If you’re a Microsoft Windows user, get your monthly updates at
www.microsoft.com/security. If you use Mac, check out updates at
*Course access via 56K modem or other form of dial up is not recommended
and any connectivity problems due to this type of connection are not
supported by Lewis-Clark State College.
do I enroll in an Internet/Web-based class?
If you are
not a current student at LCSC you must first apply for admission to
LCSC and then register for classes.
APPLY FOR ADMISSION: For non-degree
seeking students to apply (limited to 11 credits per semester and you
are not eligible for financial aid) you may fill out an online form
seeking students to apply, you may fill out the online form
here, or request
the form from the
Admissions Office by telephone at (208) 792-2210.
REGISTER FOR CLASS:
Non-degree seeking students (limited to 7 credits per semester and
you are not eligible for financial aid) may register via
please contact the
Registrar's Office for
more information at (208)
792-2223 or (800) 933-5272 extension 2223.
Degree seeking students must be
released from an advisor prior to registration. If this is
your first semester, you may need to attend a
Contact Career and Advising
Services for more information at (208) 792-2313 or (800)
933-5272 extension 2313.
If you are a current student the
enrollment procedure is the same as for any on-campus class.
Once released by your advisor, you may register by logging in to
your WarriorWeb account and registering on or after
Where do I get my
get textbooks online from
or from an online bookstore. Be sure to have you list
of classes and their sections. That information is needed to
order the correct textbooks.
If you purchase used textbooks, be sure to check if the
accompanying access codes or CDs are included. If you
do not have the access code included with the textbook, you
will not be able to access essential portions of your class.
Where do I access my online
Please Note!! Class content is available when released by the
instructor. All material needed to start your course should be ready
to go the first day of the semester. Please log in the first day
· Login to your class at
Your username will be
your first initial, middle initial, last name;
(Example: Jane Q. Public would be jqpublic). Your
initial password (if you have never logged in) will be your 6 digit date of birth (Example:
April 30, 1965 would be 043065). After your initial login you
must change your password. Once logged in you will see a Current
Schedule link, this will take you to your current classes.
Locate your online class and click on it. Follow the
virtual classroom link near the bottom of the page to your
online classroom. Once logged into one class, you will
have access to all of your online classes. Your
instructor will NOT contact you. It is extremely
important that you get logged in the first day of the semester!
If you need help…
us at 208-792-2239, or email
Office hours are Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-5:00pm and Tues, Thurs 7:30am-6:00pm.
· For online help, go to
and follow the link “Blackboard
What is my password?
is your first initial, middle initial, last name.
Example: Joe H. Mill
would be jhmill.
your 6 digit date of birth. Example: April 30, 1965 would be
If you need help resetting your
password you can contact the IT
Help Desk at (208) 792-2231 or (800) 933-5272 extension
Who is my instructor and how do I
instructors can be found by going to the
Find your class and the instructor's name will be listed on
the right hand side.
You can get
more information about your instructor by going to the
instructor information page.
The most direct route
is via e-mail. The instructor's e-mail address is
listed on the
instructor information page or the
course description page.
Instructors expect students to contact them during the first week of
classes and periodically thereafter.
Do I have to use LC Mail?
LC Mail is LCSC's
student e-mail/calendar messaging system. This is the only
to contact students regarding online classes. Students will
automatically receive an account when they enroll. This account can be
accessed from any computer with internet access.
Where do I take the exams?
find a list of LCSC proctors
If you need
to take a test and are not able
to use the
existing centers, then you may
qualified person in
your area to proctor your test. Plan to locate a qualified
proctor at least one week prior to the test.
proctor qualifications are located
on the following link:
Are any special fees
associated with Distance Learning classes?
Yes. There is an $12.00 per credit program fee ($14 per credit for Summer)and $7.00 per credit
internet fee. Some classes using video tapes have an
additional $35.00 telecourse fee. Visit
Fees for a complete listing of additional fees.
Can I get financial aid for online courses?
taking online courses can apply and possibly qualify for
financial aid. They must follow the same guidelines as
students must be degree-seeking in order to qualify for
To learn more,
LCSC Financial Aid website.