Teaching and Learning
with the Internet
We offer three delivery formats that use
Internet technology for delivery. As of Fall 2008, Moraine Valley has adopted
the following definitions of these three types per Illinois Community College
Board (ICCB) guidelines:
- Internet (formerly Online)
All Internet courses have section numbers 300 - 349. Ideally, Internet
courses are delivered entirely via the Internet, that is, students can
complete the courses without attending any traditional face-to-face classes.
An Internet course in one in which Moraine Valley professors use Blackboard
to deliver all content, facilitate interpersonal communication
(faculty-student and student-student communication), collect all student work, and assess
student performance. However, an Internet course may require a face-to-face
orientation, a placement test session on campus or an exam to be taken at a
proctored test site. Courses that require these types of sessions, but have
face-to-face time of 799 minutes or less are still classified as Internet
- Internet Hybrid (formerly
These courses have section numbers 350 - 399. In an Internet Hybrid course, face-to-face seat time
is reduced by providing a significant portion of the instruction via the
Internet. Internet Hybrid courses have class sessions and activities that
must be completed via the Internet as well as class sessions that require
attendance in a face-to-face setting. Internet Hybrid courses must meet on
campus for a minimum of one credit hour or 800 minutes. Faculty teaching
these courses must gain written approval from sub-division Deans and show
proof of scheduled classroom time before the class will be permitted to run.
- Internet Enhanced (formerly Online
Theses are courses that require students to access learning materials through
Blackboard or another Learning Management System to supplement traditional
instruction but does not result in a reduction of face-to-face class time.
We have compiled a list of
web-based technology tools and resources.
Faculty Resources - Blackboard
We have compiled a list of resources about how
to use the features in Blackboard Version 8. These resources include documents
and video clips.