NPC Offers Virtual Classes Starting Spring 2020

National Park College (NPC) will offer multiple course delivery methods for the Spring 2021 semester: Web-Enhanced, Blended, Online, and a new method called Virtual. On the Spring schedule, you will notice changes in the type and room columns. 

Course Delivery Methods
Course Delivery Methods Percent On Campus Mandatory Class Time Same Room as Faculty
Web-Enhanced 100% Yes Yes
Blended 25% - 50% Yes Yes
Online 0% No No
Virtual 0% Yes No

Web-Enhanced

A course that is taught primarily in a traditional, face-to-face classroom setting, but is enhanced through D2L, the college’s learning management system. For each class, faculty utilize D2L to keep attendance as well as post the course syllabus, grades, and library resources. Computer literacy is recommended and essential for success.*

Blended

A course in which 50% - 75% of the content is taught online through D2L and the remainder is taught in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Computer literacy is required and essential for success.*

Online

A course in which 100% of the content is presented through D2L. Some courses may require students to take proctored exams on campus or at an instructor-approved testing location. Courses with a lab component may require up to two on-campus meetings for lab. Computer literacy is required and essential for success.*

Virtual

A course that is taught 100% through the video conference platform, Zoom, and supplemented with D2L. Students must attend class virtually using video conferencing at scheduled meeting times. Some courses may require students to take proctored exams on campus or at an instructor-approved testing location. Courses with a lab component may require some or all of their labs to meet on campus. A computer, webcam, microphone, and required software are mandatory for this delivery method. Computer literacy is required and essential for success.*

Registration

Priority registration for current NPC students opens Monday, November 9, 2020. Open enrollment for all students begins Monday, November 30, 2020. Please review available class schedules.

Students registering for their first semester must meet with an advisor. For all students, if you have any questions or concerns please schedule an appointment with an advisor. 

*Compatibility issues with campus software such as Microsoft Office, D2L, and VidGrid have been found when using Chromebooks and the Edge or Safari web browsers.