Virtual College

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How Online Learning Works

Getting started at MDC's Virtual College

Step-by-step guidance on getting started.

Am I Ready?

Take an assessment to determine your online readiness.

What to Expect

Learn about the Myths and Realities of Online Learning

Testing Information

Proctored exam information.

News

  • Virtual College Celebrates 20 Years

    It is hard to believe that Miami Dade College has been offering online courses through the Virtual College for 20 years! Beginning in the fall of 1997, the Virtual College offered its first online courses for enrollment with 60 students enrolling in four courses-English Composition II (ENC 1102), Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHM1033), Humanities (HUM1022) and Introduction to Psychology (PSY2012). Professor Chris Migliaccio was one of the founding leaders of the Virtual College and served as a Faculty Coordinator at the Wolfson Distance Education Center. Last academic year, the Virtual College enrolled around 25,000 students in just under 1600 online courses. You can read more about the “early days” here. Happy Anniversary Virtual College!

  • Online College Credit Certificates

    Beginning with the Spring, 2183 term, the Virtual College will offer 5 College Credit Certificates that can be completed in one term. Through a combination of 8-week and 16-week term online courses, students can create a FAST TRACK schedule. The FAST TRACK CCC’s include: Small Business Operations, Small Business Specialist, Business Specialist Marketing, Business Management-Small Business Specialist and Homeland Security. Additional FAST TRACK College Credit Certificates will be available in the Summer, 2185 term. Don’t forget-these College Credit Certificates will transfer into your AS degree!

  • “Check My Activity” Coming in Spring 2183

    Students will be able to see their Blackboard activity from within all fully online Blackboard courses and compare it against their course peers. Students can see how their course access, course submissions, course activity and the time in course compares to the class average. We know that students who choose to regularly check their activity in an online class are twice as likely to earn a grade of 'C' or higher in that class, and that students with high levels of course activity in an online class are not only more likely to pass, but have been seen to achieve a half-grade higher in subsequent classes that require it. More information can be found at our Blackboard - Check my activity page.

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