Kalamazoo Valley Community College

FAQ about blended and online courses

Frequently Asked Questions About Blended and Online Courses

 

Blended

What is a blended course?

A blended course (we used to call them hybrid) combines face to face classroom instruction with online activities that take place in Moodle, our course management system.

Do I have to go to class?

Yes – blended classes meet in class for 50% of the total course hours (the other half of your activities will occur online in Moodle).

Do I need my own computer for a blended class?

Although it makes your access to Moodle a little easier, you do not need your own computer if you are able to come to the student computer lab either on the Texas Township or Arcadia Commons campuses to complete the online activities.

How do I get into Moodle to access course materials?

To enter a Moodle course, you must be a registered student in the course and your instructor must turn on student access. If your instructor does not use Moodle, you will not see the course. Use your VIP username and password to login to Moodle.

Online

How does an online course work?

At KVCC, an online class means that 100% of your coursework is completed online and that you will not be required to attend scheduled classes on campus.

Where and how do I take my tests?

Tests may be online or print-based. In addition, some instructors allow you to take the test from any location while other instructors require that tests be taken in an approved proctored setting. If you are located in Michigan, you can arrange with the instructor to take your test at any of the Michigan community college testing centers – including KVCC’s testing center. If you are out of state, you will be responsible for arranging a proctored testing location suitable to course requirements and instructor approval.

Do I need my own computer for an online class?

We strongly recommend that you have access to your own computer with internet access in order to take full advantage of an online course; however, there are computers available in the student computer labs on the Texas Township and Arcadia Commons campuses.

How do I get into Moodle?

To enter a Moodle course, you must be a registered student in the course and your instructor must turn on student access.  If your instructor does not use Moodle, you will not see the course. Use your VIP username and password to login to Moodle.

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