Earning your degree or college credit online may be easier than you think, but still requires time management, self motivation, organization skills to succeed. Find out if you are ready for online learning by completing the SmarterMeasure assessment. SmarterMeasure indicates a learner's level of readiness to study online and/or in a technology rich environment. Your SmarterMeasure score will not prevent you from registering for online classes. It is a tool that will help you assess your strengths and opportunities for growth related to online learning.
There are two types of online courses at Blinn: online and blended (hybrid) courses.
Online courses are completed entirely online within a virtual classroom environment, where students interact with their instructors and fellow classmates using a variety of virtual tools. Students should note that online courses may require mandatory face-to-face sessions, such as proctored exams, orientation, reviews, and laboratories, which should total no more than 15 percent of the instructional time. For detailed information, students should review the course syllabus for each of their online courses.
In the course schedule, online course section numbers begin with “N.”
Blended (Hybrid) Courses
Blended courses combine online learning with traditional classroom instruction. In a blended course, the majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent) of planned instruction occurs virtually. Students are required to attend the scheduled face-to-face class sessions in addition to participating in the online class sessions facilitated through eCampus, Blinn’s learning management system. For detailed information, students should review the course syllabus for each of their blended courses.
In the course schedule, blended (hybrid) course section numbers begin with “B.”
Blinn provides academic and technical support to ensure an engaging and successful online learning experience. Visit the Support Services page to see the full list of resources available to you.
Minimum Processor and RAM:
- Dual Core 2GHz or higher with 4GB of RAM
- Windows 10 or higher
- MacOSX 10.13 or higher
- Google Chrome (version 79 or Higher)
- Broadband with a minimum of 1.5 Mbps download and 750 Kbps upload speeds
- Webcam (Built in or USB plugin)
- Microphone (Built in or USB plugin)
Note: The above are minimum requirements for participation in online courses at Blinn College. Specific programs and courses may have further hardware, software, and/or system specifications. Please check with your instructor (or refer to your course syllabus) for any additional system requirements.
- Blinn Online
- Phone: 979-209-7298