Gadsden State Community College
eLearning Student Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference in Internet Courses, Hybrid Courses, and Web-Enhanced Courses?
Do I have to have my own computer to enroll in online classes?
No. You may take Gadsden State eLearning classes from home, office, or any other location where you have access to a computer with Internet access. You may also use Gadsden State computers in the libraries and in a few designated computer labs.
Can I register and begin an eLearning class anytime during the semester?
At this time, the eLearning classes follow the same semester schedule (starting and ending dates) as the traditional on-campus classes.
How do I access my Blackboard course?
What if I don't know my Gadsden State Community College email address?
Login to Self Service Banner at this link: https://ssb.gadsdenstate.edu/PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin. Click "Personal Information". Click "View Email Addresses". Your campus email will be listed.
How do I take tests or exams for eLearning classes?
Some quizzes and tests are online and may be taken according to guidelines indicated by your instructor. Some instructors require tests to be taken on campus or at a prearranged proctoring location. Please refer to the course description and syllabus of the class to find out test requirements for each course.
How do I complete labs for eLearning classes?
This depends on the class and the instructor. Some classes may include virtual labs, which you may do from a computer, while others must be completed on campus. Please refer to the course description and syllabus for specific information about labs for each course.
Can I take eLearning courses and on-campus classes at the same time?
Yes. You may enroll in eLearning classes and classes offered on-campus at the same time.
I am having trouble keeping up with my eLearning course. Can I have an extension?
It would depend on the specific course, the instructor, and the circumstances. Ordinarily, extra-special circumstances would be required for an extension.
How do I withdraw from a class at Gadsden State?
A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must officially withdraw on or before the date designated as “the Last Day to Withdraw” for the semester. This date will be published each semester in the Schedule of Classes. There will be no withdrawals after this date. Contact the Admissions Office by fax (256-549-8466) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for specific information concerning withdrawal from classes.
Do I ever have to come to the Gadsden State campus if I enroll in an eLearning class?
The answer is "maybe." You may have to come to the campus for orientation, to take exams, or to complete labs. You may have to purchase textbooks and instructional materials in a local textbook store or in the college's book store on campus.