The Online Campus is the virtual campus at ASA College. It consists of the hybrid and online classes, online faculty, online students, on-campus students taking online classes, and learning technologies that make it support all faculty and student functions. Among these learning technologies is the learning management system, which is Blackboard Learn.
Remote Classes vs. Online Campus Classes
Remote classes are classes conducted using video conferencing tools such as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Zoom Meetings, Microsoft Teams, and etc. Students meet their classmates and instructor at the designated day and time according to the class schedule. If not for the circumstances brought by COVID-19, these classes would have been held on campus.
Students and instructors in Online Campus classes do not meet at a set day nor time. Instead, Online Campus students plan their schedule for the week so they can access the learning materials and fulfill the required weekly coursework in a timely fashion. Video conferencing tools may be used by instructors but usually for tutoring and academic advisement. Online Campus classes are identified by an “OL” in the class’ section. For example, MAT110 OL-01 is an Online Campus class, whereas, MAT110 M01 is an on-campus/remote class.
How Do Online Classes Work?
To learn how online classes work at ASA College, please click this link: http://onlinecampus.asa.edu/oc/tutorials-and-resources/how-do-online-classes-work/
The Distance Learning Department
The Distance Learning Department oversees online classes and online programs offered by the college, in the Online Campus. Specifically, the department is in charge of:
- For all classes, across all campuses, regardless of modality:
- Administration of and providing support for the learning management system.
- Copying of content from course to course, or from master shell to course shell.
- Providing guidance to online faculty to make sure that courses align with Quality Matters Rubric for Higher Education, and that appropriate presentation and assessment techniques are used in the learning management system to achieve effective student engagement.
- Providing faculty training and internal certification in teaching online and using Blackboard Learn.
- Producing materials necessary for conducting student orientations about the Online Campus, and to familiarize online students on the essential functions of the learning management system.
- Guiding online students about registering for classes and attending to issues that may affect their registration.
- Monitoring and advising students taking classes in the Online Campus about their weekly participation.
- Review of online course offerings, online program offerings, and instructor assignments.
The Distance Learning Department is located at 1293 Broadway, One Herald Center, Room MH816 (8th Floor), New York, NY 10001.