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Access Your Online Classes

High school students taking courses online through Early College Experience (ECE) will participate in an orientation and receive instructions on the use of Canvas, including information on online interaction, note-taking, and time management strategies. 

Classes are offered during a class period in a computer lab at the high school. Students are required to login at specific times under the supervision of a distance learning facilitator. Online courses begin and end on the same semester schedule as NWACC’s on-campus courses and assignments/exams are due on specific days.

A lab or classroom facilitator monitors student progress and discusses possible improvement strategies for students who are not on track to be successful in the course. Training for classroom facilitators is provided by NWACC in April or May of each year.

Testing - Some online courses will have proctored exams. If the high schools are unable to provide proctors, they will contact the ECE office to schedule a proctor for their online students.

Be aware of technology requirements when taking online courses, such as a reliable computer, high speed internet, and proficiency in creating, saving, and managing computer files on discs, memory drives, etc.