Selected academic courses are taught using the Internet to send and receive course information. Most courses are presented in Blackboard, a Web-based course management system designed to allow students and faculty to interact via the Internet. A few courses are presented on an instructor-designed website. In either case, students use the Web to participate in class and to use tools and links for class activities and assignments.
The majority of Internet courses do not require students to attend class meetings in person; however, some may have a limited number of on-ground requirements or synchronous sessions. Students can review in-person requirements prior to registration. Internet courses have mandatory participation deadlines and requirements.
Internet courses offer students additional and broader access to educational opportunities but they are not designed to teach computer or Internet skills. Before registering for an Internet class through Boise State eCampus, students are encouraged to complete a self-paced Blackboard eLearning tutorial. This tutorial is designed to introduce students to Blackboard, Learning Online, Internet Basics, Computer Literacy and Time Management. For more information see Introduction to eLearning.
Requirements for Students:
- Reliable internet connection. Broadband or a high speed network connection is preferred
- A computer capable of running any certified or compatible operating system and web browser listed by Blackboard
- Other requirements as specified