ACC – 5 More Days Until Fall 2020 Starts! _ Arapahoe Community College
ACC – 5 More Days Until Fall 2020 Starts!
Countdown to FALL 2020…classes start August 24
ACTION ITEM FOR Today, Tuesday, August 18: Know how your course will be offered! Do you need to be on campus? Do you need to log in and how will that work?
How do I check how my courses will be offered?
- In myACC -> Dashboard -> My Schedule, check your course schedule. You may also download the Navigate App and check your schedule via Navigate on your mobile device. Download the app and learn how to use Navigate.
Note the DATE the course starts. Some courses are accelerated and may not start until a date in October. Check the date!
Note the Building and Room or Where the schedule indicates the class will meet. If the ROOM indicates VIRTUAL or REMOTE, see the descriptions of how those courses will be offered.
Check out this helpful information on how to make sense of the abbreviations and codes on the course schedule.
Courses that are REMOTE, VIRTUAL or ONLINE (ACCOnline or CCCOnline) will not change mid-semester. While we will do our best to avoid it, ACC may have to switch an In Person 50% course to VIRTUAL or REMOTE if needed as response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will not be switching a REMOTE or VIRTUAL course to in person mid-semesterWHAT DOES IT MEAN???In Person 50%If there is a room and room number/where, with a date and time, this course will be in person for 50% of the time for you. Students with a last name starting with A-K will attend first class session, those with the last name L-Z will attend second class session, alternating as the course progresses.
Example 1: Your AAA 101 course meets Monday & Wednesday, starting August 24 at ACC Art & Design building at 3pm. My last name starts with the letter M. I will physically go to class on Wednesday, August 26 to the class location. My instructor MAY be streaming live on Monday at 3pm and I would be expected to log on and participate virtually Monday at 3pm. Instructors will be contacting students with exact details prior to the first day of class and on Monday, August 24, students will have access to each course and any links via the Course Access icon for D2L in myACC.
Example 2: Humanities (HUM 115 – World Mythology) meets Thursday nights, 5:30 – 8:30pm once a week at the ACC Parker Campus, and starts September 8th. My last name starts with the letter E. I will go physically to the class the first Thursday it meets. On the second Thursday the class meets, I will access the course according to the instructor’s instructions. This may include being online and virtual at the same time the class meets, or may involve self-paced work on my own time. The instructor will communicate this to all enrolled students. Instructors will be contacting students with exact details prior to the first day of class and on Monday, August 24, students will have access to each course and any links via the Course Access icon for D2L in myACC.
VIRTUALThis indicates the courses are Virtual Real Time courses. In the student schedule, the ROOM will say VIRTUAL Real Time. A time and day will be indicated. here will be a date range for the course. All of the class content is delivered online in real time via video conferencing tools such as WebEx, Zoom, etc. Specific meeting times will align with the course schedule. The instructor sets the pace of the course via deadlines for discussions, assignments, quizzes, etc. Watch for either an email communication from the instructor prior to the first day of class OR on Monday, August 24, students will have access to each course via D2L and any links for video conferences via the Course Access icon in myACC.
REMOTEIn the student schedule, ROOM or WHERE will indicate REMOTE. All of the class content is delivered online, not in real time. Online content can be completed at any time within the deadlines set by the instructor. Optional real time video conferencing sessions may be available at a variety of times. The instructor sets the pace of the course via deadlines buy custom essay for discussions, assignments, quizzes, etc. Watch for either an email communication from the instructor prior to the first day of class OR on Monday, August 24, students will have access to each course via D2L and any links for video conferences via the Course Access icon in myACC. A course that is REMOTE will not change to In Person during the Fall 2020 semester.
ONLINE(no changes for Fall 2020 – These courses are offered in this format pre-COVID)
Students may take online courses offered either by ACCOnline or CCCOnline. ACCOnline courses are taught by ACC instructors who know ACC degrees and certificates and support resources for students. CCCOnline courses are taught by instructors who are a part of the Colorado Community College System. Either type of online courses are accessed via D2L by selecting the Course Access icon in myACC. A course that is ONLINE will not change to In Person during the Fall 2020 semester.
You might be asking yourself – what is the difference between Remote and ACC Online or CCCOnline? Remote courses WOULD have been offered in person if the health concerns of a global pandemic had not impacted ACC’s Fall 2020 course offerings. ACC is charging in person tuition rates for REMOTE and VIRTUAL courses. REMOTE courses do not require students to log in at a scheduled time like a VIRTUAL real time course will. ACC has always offered both ACCOnline and CCCOnline courses.
Again – this information can be found online at Fall 2020 Campus and Course Information.
Review of Previous Action ItemsACTION ITEM FOR Monday, August 17: We have a great video Keeping Our Neighbors Safe that explains many details for fall including how courses are offered, safety measures ACC is taking and what we are asking you to do as a student. Please take a few minutes to watch the video. We are asking that all students watch this video prior to August 24th.
You can review the entire email communication from Monday, August 17 online. All students enrolled as of August 17 should have received the email. Students enrolling since August 17 can find the email content online.
Stay safe and let us know your questions!
Dr. Lisa Matye Edwards
My cell is 720.584.1068 if you need assistance and don’t know where to start!
Vice President of Student Affairs
lisa [dot] matyeedwards [at] arapahoe [dot] edu