Smarter Measure – Find out if online classes are right for you!
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Angelina College operates teaching centers located in Crockett (Houston County), Hemphill (Sabine County), Jasper (Jasper County), Livingston (Polk County), Sabine (Sabine County), San Augustine (San Augustine County), Trinity (Trinity County), and Woodville (Tyler County).
In addition, courses are offered through interactive video, via the Internet and through the Virtual College of Texas in joint cooperation with other Texas colleges. All general academic regulations in effect on the Lufkin campus are maintained at the teaching centers and in other methods of distance education delivery of courses.
Hybrid, Internet, Virtual: What’s the Difference?
– Synchronous and asynchronous components
– 50% in regularly scheduled class meetings and 50% completed online outside of the classroom
– Includes required scheduled class meetings, the synchronous component
– Includes required online assignments completed out of the classroom setting, the asynchronous component
– Section identification is Y (Y01)
– Limited, if any, established scheduled meetings
– Assignment deadlines apply
– Minimal opportunities for verbal interaction with the instructor
– Communication primarily occurs online through messaging, email, discussion boards, assignment feedback, or phone
– Some video and audio files may be included.
– Section identification is I (I01)
– Scheduled with class meetings on specific days and times.
– Class meetings are not scheduled for a specific room at AC or an AC Center.
– Course can be accessed from a location with available internet or trusted wifi service
– Connects through Blackboard Collaborate
– Regularly scheduled interaction with course instructor online
– Instructor teaches from his/her designated virtual location, such as an office.
– Section identification is V (V01)
Virtual College of Texas
The Virtual College of Texas (VCT) is a collaborative of Texas community and technical colleges; it is not a separate, independent entity. A service of the Texas Association of Community Colleges, VCT has been operational since the Fall Semester, 1998.
To increase access to higher education and improve student success through sharing of eLearning resources among Texas two-year colleges.
These resources include courses, programs, instructors, technology, and administrative and technical support.
Procedural List for VCT Students
1. You have made a reservation for a class through the Virtual College of Texas (VCT). Angelina College is hosting this course but another institution is providing the course.
o Since Angelina College is hosting this course, students must adhere to AC procedures, including deadlines for withdrawals.
o After your reservation, the course details must be sent to another office for course input into the AC system. When DE receives confirmation that the class is ready, you will be enrolled if your account has no holds. When you are enrolled, you will receive an email from DE with the following information: enrollment, payment and VCT procedures.
o The Distance Education (DE) Office must have written notification if you decide not to enroll or to drop the course. You will not be withdrawn from Angelina College unless you follow the procedure to withdraw officially.
o A drop form may be presented in person or you may fax or email your request to drop to the DE office at (936)633-3235. Please remember to include your name, SID, course, your signature and date on the drop request.
2. Students are responsible for obtaining their VCT books.
o Textbook information is listed on the VCT course confirmation email. Students should contact the providing institution or an online vendor to obtain the required VCT course textbook.
o Students receiving financial aid may apply for a help loan to assist in purchasing their books through the AC Financial Aid Office, Room 208, Student Center. Students must supply a printed copy of the name of the textbook and its cost from either the college offering the course or an internet textbook service.
3. Testing for VCT courses is done through the Angelina College Testing Center (ACTC) in Student Center Room 200. VCT students must schedule their tests with ACTC by completing a VCT/Internet appointment form located on http://www.angelina.edu/testing/index.html. If you are unable to test at the pre-arranged time, you must notify the testing center by calling 936.633.5495 or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
o Students who live off campus may schedule their exams at a center near them: Jasper Center, Polk County Center in Livingston, and Crockett Center. Use the appropriate VCT/Internet appointment form for the nearby center.
o Students may also use an optional testing service, Proctor U, but the cost is assumed by the student: https://go.proctoru.com. Both audio and video computer capabilities are required for this service.
o Confirmation for scheduled tests is forwarded to the AC student email account.
4. Your documents include both a phone number and an e-mail address for the VCT coordinator of the providing institution and the VCT course instructor. Please notify these individuals after making your reservation to receive specific information for accessing the course.
Students interested in Virtual College of Texas courses must contact the Office of Distance Education (936) 633-5392 to make your reservations early.