Distance Learning Classes
A wide variety of courses are available to students via the web. Online and blended (Internet component with reduced campus class time) courses offer the options of flexible learning time as well as communication with instructors and classmates via e-mail, discussion forums or live web conferencing. A personal computer, specific hardware and software requirements, online access through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a Harper email account are necessary.
Harper College uses Blackboard, a learning management system, which can be accessed through the student portal, for courses offered via distance delivery. Many instructors offer an online orientation session at the beginning of each semester. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these as they are critical to course success.
Other distance learning options include selecting from a broad range of courses offered from other Illinois colleges and universities through the Internet Course Exchange (ICE), if they are not offered at Harper College. Discussion with a Harper advisor prior to registration is strongly advised; as students who want to enroll in courses delivered from this source must follow specific enrollment procedures.
For information about current distance learning courses offered by Harper College, please call 847.925.6506 or visit Harper Online.