Are online classes easier?
No. In fact, you may encounter more reading and writing than you would in a traditional classroom.
Your course will be in the PPCC Online Campus (D2L). Here you will access course materials, assignments, discussions and quizzes.
Instructors establish due dates for assignments, discussions and exams just like a traditional class. As long as you are meeting your instructor's due dates, you can work at your own pace and be online when it works best for you.
Do online classes require prerequisites or on-campus testing?
Online classes, just like those on campus, sometimes require prerequisites. Some PPCC Online courses require on-campus testing (or proctored testing at another location), but most online courses require no on-campus time. Generally the only classes requiring on-campus testing will be math and some science courses.
The eLearning department does not sign registration forms for prerequisites or late entry into courses. This requires an instructor or division signature.
Online classes operate the same, in many ways, as traditional on-campus classes. They start at the beginning of the semester and they are paced the same as traditional classes to end at the end of the semester.
You will not have access to your courses until the first day of class.
Students may be dropped from courses by the instructor as a no-show.
Absolutely! In fact, PPCC Online students can access the same support services that all students can. Tutoring is available on campus face-to-face or remotely. They can also meet with their instructors for personal help.
Some students with disabilities may require adaptive software/hardware. These adaptive tools are the responsibility of the student since they will be used at home, but there are resources and information available to assist students in identifying and/or acquiring tools.
Students need access to an up-to-date computer and reliable internet connection to take an online course.
Computers are available for students to use at:
Before class begins, please run the Browser Check Tool to make sure that your computer is compatible with the Online Campus (D2L). We recommend using Chrome or Firefox browsers.
Colorado Community College System 24/7 Tech Support has:
The support staff can provide assistance with D2L, student email accounts, accessing the myPPCC portal and more. Contact them here.
Please refer to the Program Licensing Disclosure|NC-SARA page for information.
Important Facts About Online Courses at Pikes Peak Community College
PIkes Peak Community College offers 16 degrees and 9 certificates that can be completed fully online. For more information see Online Programs
PPCC's Student Life Office offers student clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.