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Dual Credit & eLearning

Dual Credit & eLearning at Weatherford College offers students a variety of options for participating in college courses. These include:

• Dual Credit Classes

Dual Credit classes are college classes taken for both college and high school credit. These classes are taught by credentialed college instructors and may be offered at high school campuses, online, or on WC campuses. To enroll in dual credit classes, students must be a high school student and must follow the steps on the Early Admissions and Dual Credit page.

Dual Credit students needing assistance or students interested in dual credit can contact the college by emailing dualcredit@wc.edu.

• eLearning Classes

eLearning Classes are offered via the internet. Courses are developed and taught in such
a manner as to insure they are of the same quality and instructional rigor as the face-to-face counterpart. eLearning classes offer a student flexibility in scheduling and provide learning opportunities where transportation, work schedules, family lifestyles, and other barriers might prevent class participation on the campus.

It is important for the online student to understand that this instructional format is just as demanding, if not more so, than a face-to-face classroom. 

Students participating in eLearning classes are required to attend at least two proctored activities or assessments on the college campus. Additional proctor locations may be approved by the classroom instructor. 

• Hybrid Classes

Hybrid Classes combine the best of two instructional methods by allowing students and instructors to meet face-to-face on a regular basis, but providing the option of having a large portion of the coursework and assignments available and completed in an online classroom.

• Online Workforce Education
 

• Off-Campus Location Classes

Each semester Weatherford College offers a selection of courses at locations other that the main campus and the education centers. These locations are typically area high schools and are usually evening offerings. Please see the most current Schedule of Classes for a complete list of off-
campus locations and course offerings.

• Canvas Technical Recommendations

Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or any other device* with a modern, up-to-date web browser.

Browsers

Supported desktop browsers include the most current versions of:

  • Chrome - Firefox (Extended Releases are not supported*)
  • Edge - Respondus Lockdown Browser Proctoring Software (supporting the latest system requirements–please note that it currently does not support Chromebooks)
  • Safari (Macintosh only)

You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available. It is also of importance to note that third-party content providers (such as Cengage, McGraw Hill, and Pearson) often have specific requirements. If your class is using a third-party content provider, please refer to the technology requirements for that product to ensure your access to course materials.

Canvas no longer supports Internet Explorer (10 & 11); you are highly encouraged to use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for the best user experience. When using a browser that does not support the minimum requirements for Canvas, you will receive this message prompt: “your browser does not meet the minimum requirements for Canvas”. Read more information at Which browsers does Canvas Support?

Plugins

Canvas requires the following browser components: · Flash is required for media recording, streaming, viewing, and uploading.

  • The Java plug-in is required for several features in Canvas.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view documents in your browser.

Screen Readers

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Firefox)
  • NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.10 and newer
  • Linux – chromeOS (for accessing Canvas, however, ChromeOS does not work with Respondus Lockdown)

Recommended Computer Hardware

Canvas recommends users have use of a computer system with the following specifications and components:

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 2 GHz processor or faster
  • 1GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive or larger
  • Cable/DSL broadband connection or better
  • 1024×768 or greater resolution monitor

For audio/video access:

  • Video card
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Computer microphone
  • A web camera capable of video web conferencing

Nice to have:

  • External storage device/flash drive
  • Inkjet or laser printer

Mobile Devices

While Canvas is supported on Android and iOS mobile devices, it is optimized for desktop displays. Since Canvas uses Flash, certain features may not be available to you on your mobile device. Using your desktop to submit assignments, discussion posts, and take quizzes is highly recommended.

  • Will Canvas Work On My Mobile Device?

* As of January 5, 2019, Android apps require version 5.0 or later and iOS apps require version 12 or later. All Android and iOS both support the two most recent versions of their respective operating systems. Read more information at "What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?"