Quincy College currently offers over 25 courses fully online. Online courses are completed at a time and place convenient for the student; there is no requirement to attend any classes on campus. Typically, online courses require more reading and writing than a similar course offered on campus. Students considering an online course should take the “Online Readiness Assessment” below.
Online Readiness Assessment
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.
Students interested in taking online courses should consider the following:
Online courses have the same class requirements as on ground courses, such as assignments, readings, deadlines, etc.
Online learning requires a weekly time commitment with multiple due dates each week. Plan on 3 hours per credit hour per week.
Online course require students to use a Quincy College email address, available to all registered students.
You can access Canvas at the following web site: quincy.instructure.com
How to Access Online Courses
1. Log on to the My QC Campus Portal>>
2. Click “Canvas Online Access” on the left menu bar
3. Enter your Portal username and password if prompted. This will take you to the Canvas Dashboard.
4. Click on the course title to access your course
Technical requirements of online learning include the following:
Technology Needs – Hardware
- Dual Core processor at 1 GHz or faster
- 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB+ recommended)
- 40 GB or higher of available hard drive space at the beginning of each term
- DVD optical drive (needed for some courses)
- 1024 x 768 minimum resolution display
- Microphone and speakers or headset
- Broadband internet connectivity
Technology Needs – Software
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel (selected courses)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) https://get.adobe.com/reader/
- Adobe Flash https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
- Silverlight https://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/
NOTE: Pages for Mac is not recommended for written assignments
Technology Needs – Browser
- Internet Explorer11 and Edge
- Chrome 50 and 51
- Safari 8 and 9
- Firefox45 and 46 (Extended Releases are not supported)
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.
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