Harper Online

Your Distance Learning Information Center

From one course to a full program of study, Harper College delivers distance learning to your desktop.  Pens and paper are being replaced with keyboards and email. The classroom is now located anywhere you can establish an Internet connection. Use the links on the left-hand side of the screen to learn more about distance learning at Harper College.

Online Learning Orientation

Harper College wants every student to be successful. This is also true for students learning online.  Please visit the Online Learning Orientation before you begin your online courses. This will help you to understand: 

  • The basic computer skills needed to be a successful online learner
  • The proper way to use tools in Blackboard (Harper's classroom management system)
  • The necessary online learning skills you must have to be successful

As members of the Harper College community, students have a responsibility to maintain a quality campus and learning environment for themselves and others. This applies to the online classroom environment as well as the physical campus. All students are expected to read and abide by the Student Code of Conduct, which describes the behavioral expectations for students, as well as informs students of how file a complaint against another student and how to dispute decisions made by faculty or staff.  You can find the Student Code of Conduct located in the Student Handbook portion of the Catalog. If you have any questions about the Student Code of Conduct, including the complaint process, you can contact the Student Conduct Officer.

Whether your complaint is academic or non-academic in nature, the complaint process is to first express your concern to the individual faculty or staff member within ten school days of the incident occurring. If you do that and you feel your complaint has not been addressed or resolved adequately, the next step is to provide your complaint in writing in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. If you feel that the College is not following the complaint process offered, or your complaint isn't being taken seriously, you can contact the Illinois Community College Board.

If you are a student living out of the State of Illinois you may also file your complaint with the state in which you reside (see Student Complaint Information by State).