Butler Online & Blended Learning courses utilize the ANGEL Learning Management system. This system contains tools for communication, testing, assignment submission, and directions and notes for each specific course. There are two formats for Butler Online courses: Online and Blended courses. An online course has no required face-to-face visits (with occasional exceptions for proctored testing); a Blended course combines the best of both worlds: face to face meetings with your class and instructor and an online component for numerous activities and assignments (discussions, case studies, drop boxes, quizzes, etc. ) The Blended course schedule also includes meeting dates for Blended courses.
In both formats the major portion of the course content, interaction and assignment submission is accomplished online. Each course has a required textbook. There may also be other required materials such as study guides, CDs, software, lab kits, or video material, all of which can be purchased through a Butler Community College bookstore. Take a moment to experience an online or blended course.
Online courses are subject to the school calendar. Although the course materials can be accessed at the students' convenience, there are deadlines and due dates for assignments and tests throughout the term. Online courses are not "self-paced", nor are they "open-entry/open-exit".
All Butler Online courses are designed to meet the identical outcomes of on-site classes. The course requirements, assignments, and expectations are no less than with on-site classes. In fact, many students indicate that online courses are more time-consuming than face-to-face courses. With the flexibility of the online environment comes an added responsibility to the student. Successful online students must be focused, assertive, highly motivated, self-directed and possess a strong work ethic.
|The student who chooses to enroll in online courses should have the following:
The Butler Online program works diligently to stay current with ADA regulations.
Students with disabilities are required to secure documentation, just as they are in a face-to-face environment. For more information, contact Teressa Eastman firstname.lastname@example.org
|Characteristics of the Successful Online Learner|
|The successful online learner:
|Is Online Learning for You?|
Online students should:
|Orientation to Online Courses|
|It is highly recommended that first-time online students attend one of the Orientations to Online Courses prior to the start of their coursework.
If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled orientations it is the responsibility of the student to contact their instructor or the Course Manager regarding start up information .
Online and Blended students are expected to log on to their online course(s) during the first week of class.
|Send inquiries to:
Director of Instructional Technology
Butler Community College
El Dorado, KS 67042
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