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Many informational documents have been created to help you succeed. Please click on the links to open the document.
How to Find Your Highland Student ID # (begins with 9000 or 900)
How to Install & Run Office on a Chromebook
How to Open PDF in Reader…not your browser!
How to Save to the Cloud (Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive, etc.)
Moodle—How to log into Moodle
Students may call 815.599.3411 or email the login help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information about online and hybrid course offerings, visit the Searchable Schedule here.
Y1, Y2, and Hybrid Courses-what are they?
Highland offers many courses in several modalities to fit the needs of students. Courses entirely online are Y1 sections, courses requiring minimal time on campus are sections Y2, and courses requiring some time on campus are sections HB. Highland offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees almost entirely online. Many students take a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses during their studies at Highland. At Highland, these courses may be determined by their section designations. “Y1” sections are strictly online-you will not need to come to campus at all. “Y2” sections may require several trips to campus, possibly for a single face-to face class meeting or to take tests on campus in a proctored environment. To take a course online, you will need a modern Internet-connected computer and some commonly available software. Hybrid sections are designated HB. These courses make use of the Internet for any or all of their course content-when and how much is up to the instructor. Classroom attendance is reduced but not eliminated; and hours of attendance may be flexible. If these details are a concern, you should contact the instructor or someone in his or her department before registering. Success in learning online requires a self-motivation and direction that may not be necessary for a face-to-face classroom. OASIS (Online Assessment System for Internet Studies) available at http://www.ilcco.net/oasis/to help you determine if you are ready for online learning. OASIS consists of two parts, study skills, and learning styles. While online courses are convenient, many students find they require more time than face-to-face, but the student’s learning experience may be more rewarding.
VM (virtual meeting) sections were approved for Fall 2020 semester. VM section code would indicate that class will meet at a regularly-scheduled time whether it be virtually or face to face. Instructors who prefer a hybrid approach may consider a combination of Zoom and face-to-face class meetings. A portion of students would meet f2f while other students would attend class via Zoom. Days could be alternated so that all students could have a f2f experience if desired, yet classroom capacity would be limited. Class times may be synchronous or asynchronous, depending on instructor’s requirements. There are two types of VM sections, one that is completely virtual and the other is class virtual with on-campus meetings.
Online Course Complaints
For information regarding online course complaints, please go to https://highland.edu/student-information/complaint-process/
Minimum Computer Requirements*
- Computer processing speed of at least 1 Ghz, 2Ghzdual core or more is recommended
- Memory, RAM 512 MB (min.), 2 GB or more is recommended
- Disk space, 200 MB
*some courses will have additional requirements, check with course syllabus
Office 365, one license free for faculty and students
Once you receive your highland.edu email address, you may download one free copy of Microsoft Office 365 by going to https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education, inserting your school email address, then follow the instructions to download the program. You must also have a Microsoft account which includes a One Drive account, all free. The Rosemary J. Shockey Bookstore also has Office 365 including a five computer license for $119.99 plus tax per year.
The Information Technology Services Department seeks to provide the highest-quality services to the campus community. To understand the responsibilities as a student user, please read the Information Technology Acceptable Use Guidelines ITS_Acceptable_Use_2015.