At the Community College of Baltimore County, students have the choice to take traditional classroom courses or online courses. Some students argue that online classes are the best to take; however, taking both is a great experience.
When a student at CCBC enrolls in an online course, he or she must be sure to know when the course starts and ends to avoid any future problems. All of the online courses are provided by the site called WebCT.
Once a student has entered into WebCT's main directory, he will see a course list, with links for the student to click. There are 10 course content sections that help explain everything about a class, including announcements, assessments, calendars, discussions, mail, syllabus, Web link, and occasionally an "instructor's bio," so students can get to know a professor. The announcements section is available in case there are any mistakes or new updates. The assessments are basically the quizzes or tests, with grades automatically calculated. Discussions are the most fun because students get to interact with one another and post comments. Discussions are a public way for the professor to grade every student on participation. In the mail section, a student can e-mail the professor or classmates about assignments, help, tutoring, etc. Just below the mail section is the syllabus, which illustrates course information, grading, rubrics, assignments, and the instructor's information. When a student clicks on the Web link section, there are additional Web sites that they can visit.