Distance Education

Distance Education

Distance Education Course Schedule Definitions:

OA - Asynchronous (100% Online) All required course activities and proctored events are online and asynchronous (not live). There are no on-campus requirements. Students may be required to use test monitoring software, webcams and microphones. 

OS - Synchronous (100% Online) Some of the class hours will be live through Collaborate. Synchronous (Live) dates and times will be listed in the course schedule. There are no on-campus requirements. Students will be required to use webcams and microphones. 

eCampus- eCampus courses may be OA or OS. The courses meet the same definitions as OA and OS above, but the course will be on the eCampus Blackboard instead of Blackboard Den.

Blended (>50% to <100% Online) Some of the course is live and some is self-paced with weekly due dates. The live sessions can be on campus or online. See the course schedule for the time and place of the meetings. If the place says TBA, that means the meetings are online through Collaborate. Proctored events can be on campus or online. 


Important Facts

  • Semester schedules and specific course offering vary, so check the course schedule for current offerings.
  • Badge is a requirement for students taking online courses.

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  1. Badge Training - Augusta Tech uses Blackboard Learn for all online classes. To ensure that students are comfortable with accessing and using Blackboard, Badge Training is a tutorial and assessment designed to increase a student's chance of success. The training course is free of charge. Watch this video demonstration of how to enroll in Badge Training.
  2. F.A.Q.s - Find answers to frequently asked questions about distance education classes, policies, and procedures.
  3. Blackboard - Go to the Blackboard login page. Use your Smartweb user name and password to login Blackboard. Students will not see courses until the first day of the semester.
  4. About Us - Meet the staff of the Distance Education Office, contact us, and read attendance and privacy policies for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes.
  5. Resources - Find help topics related to Blackboard, computer needs, counseling services, exam proctoring forms, work ethics, and other resources.

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Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC) hosts a central registration site for online instruction in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Online courses from each TCSG college are available through GVTC. Students enroll at Augusta Tech but may use GVTC to sign up for online courses at any other TCSG college. Visit http://gvtc.tcsg.edu for more information.