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CLC Online and Distance Learning

College of Lake County offers both credit and non-credit courses on the Internet! The online option allows CLC students to work on their courses 24/7 from any location that provides Internet access. Online and blended learning opportunities allow students to participate in a course fully or partially at a distance. Online classes are ideal for students who need flexibility in setting their own time for learning and studying.

Blackboard™ is the course management system used by College of Lake County. It is the platform used to facilitate blended and fully online courses. It allows faculty members to share general information, course content, and provides a space to collaborate via the Internet. 

Online Sections

Online Sections are sections where all face-to-face instructional hours are replaced with online instructional hours. Students may need to come to campus to attend an orientation or take exams at a testing center or approved proctored facility. Online sections at CLC are denoted by section numbers of 800 or higher.

Blended Sections

Blended Sections are sections where a percentage of face-to-face instructional hours are replaced with online instructional hours. An example of a replacement would be 2 face-to-face instructional hours replaced with 2 online instructional hours for a 4 credit hour course and/or 1 face-to-face instructional hours replaced with 1 online instructional hour for a 3 credit hour course. Blended sections at CLC are denoted by section numbers of 600 or higher.

Web-enhanced Sections

Web-enhanced Sections are classes with 100% face-to-face instructional hours but use the aid of the Web or other technologies to enhance the instruction.

Tele-web Sections

Tele-web Sections are are college-level courses that allow you to work at your own pace, using any personal computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. It works like an online course using the college's Blackboard link but also includes videos, offering the opportunity to see and hear a lecture or other demonstration.