The eLearning methods available at Prince George's Community College's (PGCC) are online, remote, and hybrid courses. These courses may also be accelerated - shorter in duration than full-semester courses but with the same amount of coursework.
The College's online course management system, Blackboard, makes it easy for students in all of our courses to stay on track by communicating with their professors, submitting completed assignments, accessing grades, and more.
Learning on Your Own Time
Using a computer at home, work, or other location, students taking an online class can access course content 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have discussions with their instructors and fellow learners using Blackboard. Deadlines and due dates will be set for assignments, tests, and projects.
Learning in Real Time
During the summer and fall 2020 semesters, when PGCC campus locations closed due to COVID-19, classes were transitioned to remote instruction. Classes that were scheduled to meet face-to-face at College locations will meet online via the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conference platform at scheduled times with set deadlines and due dates. Students will access learning materials, assignments, and participate in discussions via Blackboard.
Online and In-Person
Hybrid courses combine classroom meetings and online instruction. Students enrolled in a hybrid course come to campus at scheduled times and meet face-to-face with their professors and fellow students. The number of on-campus meetings varies - some only meet once a month while others may meet every week. Other course work assignments, discussion, group work, etc. is accomplished through the Internet, using Blackboard. Students interact online to receive information about assignments, send homework, participate in class discussions, and conduct research.
Frequently Asked Questions
Important information for online, remote, and hybrid courses.