Our Mission

Distance Learning is dedicated to an innovative global online learning environment at Gateway Community College. Providing students, faculty, and staff with the highest level of support for online teaching and learning. Collaborating with the Connecticut State College and University system, Distance Learning establishes and preserves quality design in the presentation of online course interaction. We strive to maintain Distance Learning as an area of distinction at Gateway Community College.

 

Contact

Distance Learning inquires must include the Course Registration Number (CRN) of the course(s)

Please email the Distance Learning faculty to make an appointment for training or Blackboard information

Distance Learning GW-DistanceLearning@gatewayct.edu or call (203) 285-2570

 

Blackboard

Is the Connecticut State Community College and University’s Learning Management System. It is used to facilitate learning through the creation and delivery of web-based educational materials.

Blackboard interacts with specific web browsers. Please click the Browser Check link in the right hand column to ensure your browser is configured to complete the functionality within your online course section.

Clearing the internet cache files within the browser being used will fix many common browser issues. Please be aware this action will clear out ant remembered sites and any saved information. Please click the Clear Browser Cache link in the right hand column..

 

Course Delivery Methods

 

Web-Enhanced (On Ground) are courses delivered on campus at a specific time and location. Blackboard is used to present the material and support the on-ground learning.

Hybrid (HYBR) are courses delivered half-time on campus in a specific location and time. Blackboard is used to present coursework, submissions, and assessments.

Online (ONLN) coursework and assessments are delivered asynchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include (but are not limited to) discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus.

Online with Campus Requirement (OLCR) coursework is delivered asynchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include (but are not limited to) discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus.

Students are required to attend an on-ground or virtual orientation and proctored exams.

Live/Remote Online Course (LRON) virtual class sessions are held at a specific day and time, using the Teams and/or WebEx. Coursework is delivered synchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include (but are not limited to) discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus.

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