JJC offers online, hybrid and on campus (or face-to-face) classes.
Students can expect to receive the same education - and the same attention from instructors - from an online course as they would receive from an on campus or hybrid course. The difference is that everything related to the class will be performed online via iCampus.
JJC online courses follow two formats: Asynchronous and Synchronous.
Students enrolled in asynchronous online courses do not attend class on-campus or in real-time; however, some online courses may require campus visits for exams. Students will access content in a variety of formats and complete coursework, group interaction and discussions, assignments, quizzes, and more by assigned due dates provide in the course. Students should expect to have regular and substantive interaction with the course content, with each other, with the instructor, and with technology used in the course.
Students enrolled in synchronous online courses do not attend class on-campus; however, will be required to meet online during scheduled times as communicated in the course schedule. Students may be required to visit campus for exams. Faculty can choose to offer instruction through Canvas Conferences or Microsoft Teams. Faculty will communicate meeting information and provide links to the scheduled sessions in the Canvas course (i.e. announcement, syllabus, or welcome page content). Attendance in the required online meetings will function the same way as attendance in a traditional face-to-face course that meets in a classroom, and instructors are not required to record or post videos of meetings for students who were not in attendance.
Please note that during a typical year, students enrolled in online courses may be asked to visit campus to complete exams or tests. This varies by class. This information applies to typical semesters and not semesters impacted by the pandemic.
Hybrid classes are taught partially online and partially in a face-to-face, on campus setting. Hybrid courses reduce the amount of time spent on campus by moving lectures, course work and other activities online. Hybrid courses deliver up to 74 percent of course instruction online with the remainder occurring on campus. Students can expect to receive the same amount of attention from a hybrid course as they would from an online or on campus course.
Hyflex classes combine several instructional methods into one section. Students register for a single session and have the opportunity to attend class in several different ways. Typically students can choose from face-to-face, online synchronously and online asynchronously. It is each instructor's discretion to allow (or not) students to change formats from class session to class session.
On Campus (Face-to-Face) Classes
These courses are held on the Main, City Center or Romeoville Campuses as well as at our education centers, high schools and other locations in our district. These classes may require students to use iCampus for course information, grades and more.