Johnson C. Smith University’s eLearning Department supports distance as well as computer-assisted face-to-face courses by providing infrastructure administration of the learning management system, supplemental resources, and training. JCSU’s online courses have the same outcomes and objectives as courses which are offered on the campus, and therefore require as much commitment to access and learning as does any on campus course. However, online learning allows the student to receive college course instruction regardless of time and location. We provide assets in order to assist students and instructors in becoming successful in the online environment JCSU fosters.
Students are challenged through lectures, discussion questions, writing assignments, projects and exams, just as in face-to-face instruction. All work is completed online during either an eight week or sixteen week academic period.
Online learning is flexible and convenient but also requires that students exercise time management, log into class on a regular basis, be an active participant, and maintain open lines of communications with fellow students and the instructor. At times, your coursework may be asynchronous, where you complete assignments on your own schedule in accordance with the course syllabus. However, other times synchronous instructional activities may be required, and you must log in at a specified time for real-time meetings. Students who participate in the online learning environment are also expected to be familiar with Johnson C. Smith University’s Policies and Procedures, as well as these guidelines established for matriculation of online, hybrid, or computer-assisted on-ground courses.
Please note that you will require a web camera to take the online courses.