Online Courses

Indianapolis, IN
Tuition (in-state)
$7,302 ($3,455)
Branch Campus Of
Ivy Tech Community College
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4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I like the online experiance. The blackboard is easy to navigate threw and it seems as tho the instructors are attentive. Even though it is online you can always reach someone if you have questions.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: I enjoy doing online courses but in some sections I feel like I am teaching myself. On the other hand, the online courses at ivy Tech are very convenient and the teachers pushes us to do discussion boards to get acquainted with our fellow students.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Online classes meet my needs and I have found that it is best not to expect much help from professors as they tend to not answer emails, and are slow to grade, with a few exceptions. I've had two instructors that seemed to really enjoy their subject matter. I've mostly had professors who don't seem to care and do not respond or interact with students unless they have to. I've had several instructors who do not know how to communicate online at all.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I prefer to take traditional classes, but I have attend one hybrid class and plan to take a couple upcoming classes online. I do like the flexibility the online class offers, but I personally prefer the face-to-face interaction.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: One of the greatest experience I have with online course vs traditional is that people have to take turns talking vs just speaking out of hand, My education isn't being interrupted by the class-clown.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 645th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 876th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 1037th
    Best Tech Support

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ciara Wolff
English and Communications
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Online courses are great. You get to take the class on your own time when it is convenient for you. However, at first, taking an online course on Blackboard can be a bit confusing.

Students should take the online orientation course before they begin their main classes over the Internet. Also, they should be sure they are independent workers with enough time to devote to the courses. To complete online classes, students need to be able to push themselves and stay on track.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
The school website can be disorganized.
Required Tech Skills
Students need to know how to use a computer, the Internet, and send attachments via email.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
A typical online class involves reading chapters, watching PowerPoint presentations, participating in online discussions, and being assigned projects. Teachers will go over previous homework and preview future assignments. Usually, you have two days to finish the homework.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
A typical online course involves reading books, participating in online discussions with other students, and having a few major projects over the semester. The average class size is between 15 and 20 students. Students will generally have a final at the end of the term.
Online Testing & Grading
Online testing and grading are about the same as regular courses. The grading works on the A, B, C, D, and F scales. Tests are online and timed.
Did You Know?
  • Ivy Tech has 350 classes online and 12 online degree programs.
  • Blackboard is an online interface where you can view assignments, talk to your teachers, and see your grades. If you take any online classes, you will take them through Blackboard. Blackboard is a great place to submit projects, contact professors, and view your progress in your classes.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 127 responses

Very poor
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 130 responses

  • 31% Applicable to the real world
  • 21% Learned a lot of new things
  • 19% Will advance my career
  • 16% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Waste of time
  • 3% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 128 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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