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Online Courses

If you are having trouble logging into your Quincy College email, please submit a ticket online through the Support Portal.

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Students should consider a number of factors when deciding if online courses are right for them. Distance learners tend to be highly self-motivated and independent students who possess excellent time management skills.

Students interested in online learning should consider the following:
• Online courses have the same class requirements, “meeting time” requirements, deadlines, and learning outcomes as on-campus classes.
• Online learning requires a weekly time commitment. Plan on 3 hours of class time and 3 hours of work time per credit each week.
• Online courses require students to use a Quincy College e-mail address, available to all registered students.
• Online learning requires more reading and writing than classroom courses.

Technical requirements of online learning include the following:
• Access to a computer with Microsoft Office, a web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox), an e-mail program, a word processing program (MS Works is insufficient), and internet access from home using an internet service provider, DSL, or cable.
• Please note: Accessibility and functionality are limited with AOL, Prodigy, and CompuServe.
• Proficiency with word processing programs and web browsers, sending and receiving e-mail, sending attachments via e-mail, downloading documents and software, and conducting research via the internet.
• Access code for the program, found inside the textbook or on a separate card packaged with the book. Access codes can be used only once.
• Windows Vista or XP
• 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
• Sound card

Requirements for Online Students include the following:
• Use of Quincy College e-mail address.
How to access Quincy College e-mail:
To access your student email, log in to the MyQC Portal then click Student Email link on the left.

Activation of Quincy College e-mail account (Webmail)
• Needed to receive class log-in information from online instructors.
• New students will be given directions when they activate.
• After initial activation, all online course interaction will be through your online account.
• If you already have a Quincy College e-mail account, make sure your account is active.

Submit a ticket online through the Support Portal if:
• You are having trouble logging onto your Quincy College e-mail.

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