Characteristics of the Virtual Classroom:
- Real time Instruction with highly-qualified instructors
- Live instruction and demonstrations in the comfort of your own home
- Classmate interaction
- Discussions on content topics
Tools of the Virtual Classroom
Crossroads is the one-stop shop for student needs enrolled in the Virtual Classroom. Using crossroads, students can access student email, login to D2L, view final grades, and register for classes. Students login to Crossroads by using their S Number and Password that was provided to them after submitting an application for acceptance at CNCC.
Virtual Classroom training is available for your specific program. All students who register for the Virtual Classroom (VC) will receive an email from their instructors prior to the first day of class. In that email, your instructor will provide a session number and password that will allow you to login to your course. Additional training will be provided for new students on the Monday following the first day of school. If you haven’t received an email, please contact the Instructional Technology Support Specialist at 970-675-3288.
Desire2Learn (D2L) is a Learning Management System that you will use for the Virtual Classroom. Using D2L, you will upload assignments, participate in online asynchronous discussions, take quizzes, view class content, and obtain up-to-the-minute grades in a visual interface that is intuitive and user-friendly.
WebEx is the virtual standard for online meetings in Education and Business. Featuring high-quality voice over internet protocol (VOIP), and a robust interactive environment, WebEx provides is the platform that students will use to “meet” during class times.
Important: Students will need an internet plan with unlimited data. This can be provided by a cable company, a telecommunications provider, or a local wireless host. Satellite internet is not recommended for the Virtual Classroom.
Virtual Classroom FAQ:
What classes are currently available in the VC?
The best play to view current offerings is on the course schedule page. Currently, CNCC has two programs that offer VC courses. These are Early Childhood Education and Banking and Finance Services. Contact Judi Holland(970) 824-1154 to learn more about our ECE cohorts and Kathy Powell (970) 824-1112 for Banking/Finances classes.
What is the difference between the VC and CCCOnline?
The VC is unique to CNCC. While most of the work you complete for class can be done at your convenience, all students are required to attend the scheduled synchronous lectures that occur each week. CCCOnline, however, is an asynchronous format that does not require attendance to an instructor-led lecture or discussion. In addition, students in a VC course are grouped into cohorts or learning communities that proceed through each class together. This means that your classes will be with the same students each time, which builds a learning community that you can depend upon throughout your time in the VC.