This page lists FAQs for the Academic Resource Center.
ARC is the Academic Resources Center. We administer online courses offered by Chattanooga State. ARC also offers training to faculty in online delivery of course content.
Chattanooga State eLearn courses originate from this campus; they are listed in Banner as Web-Asynchronous. The eLearn course management system provides tools such as email, discussion forums, quizzes, etc. that instructors use to customize their individual courses.
TN eCampus offers online courses developed by a number of schools across the state of Tennessee and provides students an opportunity to gain a degree in some disciplines totally online. TN eCampus also utilizes eLearn to manage courses but TN eCampus eLearn is accessed from elearn.rodp.org.
Please don't make the assumption that because taking a class via online is more convenient that the actual content will be easier. CDE and our instructors strive to make the learning experience the same in whatever format it may be presented.
Yes, for the most part. Check the scheduled beginning and ending dates for each class when you register. Some classes may be on the Flex schedule. Also, online instructors reserve the right to set the ending date for their individual courses. Hence, the date could be earlier than the posted semester ending date. Also online instructors may not observe the Spring Break dates. It's important to read the syllabus and/or calendar provided for each class carefully. NOTE: Online classes are not accessible until the first day of classes each semester. If a student registers for an online class after the first day of class, it will likely be 24-48 hours before the student can access the online course content.
A large number of general education (composition, math, sciences, etc.) courses are offered online every semester. Some courses that follow a sequence are only offered in the Fall or Spring semesters. Some programs do not offer courses during the summer semester. Check the online course schedule for the most up-to-date list of what's being offered.
The success rate for online students compares favorably to that of traditional students. To be successful, a student should be comfortable using computers and the internet, communicating with instructors and classmates through email and acquiring information by reading. The ability to type is also helpful. However, poor typists should not be discouraged from taking an online course, just plan to schedule extra time to complete course assignments.