These courses are taught 50% online and 50% on-campus. They require
students to be independent learners and strongly motivated. Students who
wish to take these classes completely online have that option. An email
is sent 2-3 days prior to the first meeting for instructions and class website.
Important: If you do not receive an
email from me prior to course start date, email me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To access the courseís website you must first register through SMC
Once classes begin, logon http://www.smcclasses.net.
Your userid is your first name initial last name initial and last four digits
of your studentID. For example: John Smith with SMC Student ID 123456,
the userid is js3456. The password is the same as userid. The userid and
the password are both case sensitive. Once you logon, make sure you
change your password, and PROVIDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS. If you lose your
password, email me your first and last name and your student id and Iíll email
it back to you (only if you provided an email address after logging on the
first time). Then start by clicking the Discussion button and read the
first message there for more details.
For hybrid classes, I will send an email 2-3
days before the classes start with further instructions. So
make sure you provide the school with an email that you check
regularly. Important, if you do not receive an email from me
prior to course start date, email me immediately.
Working From Home: If you are taking online courses only,
then you may not use the school's computer labs. If you will be using your
home computer, you are responsible for securing internet access as well as having
the software required installed on your home machine. Some books have the
software packaged with no expiration date. At the current time, only students
taking other non-online courses may use the computer labs. Students taking
a hybrid class may use the labs.
You will be using a website (as indicated above) to get the lectures, assignment requirements,
submit assignments, and take the tests. To further support
online students, I will also post power point presentation files
to help students better understand the material. To view these slides, you
can download a free PPT viewer from Microsoft's website.
Note: Assignments and Tests have due dates and must be
submitted on time to get proper credit.