Blended classes consist of both on-campus face-to-face meetings and online instruction. The amount of time spent on campus is less than a traditional face-to-face class and the remaining amount of time for the course is completed in an online asynchronous environment. Instructors may schedule optional synchronous study sessions, as necessary.
How to find Harper's blended courses
- Search for a blended course by going to the Class Schedule page in the MyHarper student portal.
- Select your preferred subject from the Subject field.
- Select Blended (Online and On Campus) from the Class Format field to narrow your search.
- Select any additional options by clicking Advanced Search.
Study Tips for Blended Courses
There are many different ways to study successfully for a blended course. You are encouraged to find the way that works best for you and use it throughout your course.
The following list of tips were created by former students who found them to be especially helpful. Please read this list and adopt the tips you think might be useful for you.
- Buy all required course materials. Information provided on the Web does not take the place of your textbook and/or other materials.
- Arrange for easy access to a computer with an Internet connection. Create a personal (not shared) email account so you receive all course-related messages.
- Read each assignment as well as the information on the course Web site. Don't substitute one for the other as they both have important information in them.
- Check your course Web site at least three times a week for announcements, course information, new discussion postings and assignment specifications.
- Complete assignments on time and send them in at least 4 hours before the actual time due in case Internet connection problems occur.
- Set up a study schedule and stick with it to help you avoid falling behind in the class.
- Study in an environment where you will not be interrupted by noise.
- Contact your professor by email well in advance of due dates as you may need to wait 48 hours for a response to your questions.
- Contact Technical Support by email or telephone whenever you have computer hardware or software problems.
Top Reasons for Taking a Blended Course at Harper College
- Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and fellow students
- The number of up-to-date resources available to students via the Web is astronomical
- Student's on campus time is reduced, while still receiving full credit for a course