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How It Works

ODU Distance Learning can be a wonderful alternative for students without time or options to get to main campus.

Technology Transition

Technology TransitionIn the Fall of 2014, ODU's satellite broadcast system was replaced with a new web-based technology that allows students to access live courses from anywhere they have a high-speed internet connection and a personal computer/device equipped with a camera and microphone.

With these resources, you can access your class from home, a library, your office . . . anywhere!

If you don’t have what you need, you can still take classes on campus, at a higher education center, or at your local ODU site location. High definition archives of classes will be available within Blackboard and on the DL website.

 

Getting Ready for Your Live Web Conference (WC) Courses

We've created a PDF on getting started with web conferencing. Make sure you and your components are ready to go by reading through this guide for getting connected and then conducting a test run.

System requirements for web conferencing courses

Recommended webcam and headset:

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Installing webcam and Headset for ODU Online Courses

 

 

Getting Started in Web Conference Courses

 

 

Web Conference Test Link

Please contact the ITS Help Desk at itshelp@odu.edu or 877-348-6503 (toll-free) for any technical questions that you have about Web Conferencing with WebEx.

Testing and Proctoring Information

Click here for information on taking exams in WC courses.

Course Delivery Methods & Registering for Courses

As of Fall 2014, all Distance Learning courses will be web-delivered, either synchronously (live) or asynchronously.

The satellite and video stream systems (old Course Delivery Method of Televised (T), Video Stream (VS), or Hybrid (H)) are being replaced with a web-based technology that will allow you to participate in your class from anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection and a personal computer/device equipped with a camera and microphone.

If you don’t have what you need, you can still take class in Gornto on main campus, at a Higher Education Center, or at your local site location. This technology shift provides more flexible and convenient options for you, while still providing the support you need and want.

When you look up courses for Fall 2014, synchronous (live) courses using this new technology are labeled with a Course Delivery Method of "Web Delivered" and a Location of “web conferencing” (WC).

  • WC2 is for students in Hampton Roads (HR)
  • WC5 is for those in VA but outside of HR
  • WC7 is for students outside of VA
Click here for a complete explanation of course codes beginning Fall 2014 and how to look up courses.

If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor or contact us at distancelearning@odu.edu.

More information, resources, and supports will continue to be added to this page as we get closer to the launch of the new technology. Stay tuned for more details!