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eLearning Program

eCourses

Allegany College of Maryland offers the following types of eCourses (courses that are delivered in part or wholly via electronic means):

Online course – an eCourse in which 100% of all required instructional activities is conducted online. Learners may be required to complete proctored exams at specified on-site locations.

Blended course – an eCourse that "blends" face-to-face and online instruction.  Classroom instruction onsite is designed to reinforce, complement, and elaborate on the online instruction.

Distance Learning (DL) – an eCourse that is offered simultaneously at multiple sites that are remote from one another but linked by telecommunications equipment. 

Flex course – an eCourse that is designed as an online course and delivered to provide all of the following additional attendance/learning options for students: face-to-face in a traditional classroom, live broadcasts of classroom sessions, and recordings of classroom sessions. Flex courses are scheduled in traditional classrooms with no reduction in seat time.

 

Online Course Seats through MarylandOnline

MarylandOnline (MOL) is a statewide consortium dedicated to championing online learning. Through its seat-sharing program, MOL facilitates students’ access to online courses that are offered by MOL member institutions across the state. Allegany College of Maryland students have access to a wide selection of online courses through the MOL seat-sharing program. More information about courses offered through the MarylandOnline consortium is available at http://marylandonline.org/projects-and-programs or by contacting Kara Riley at 301-784-5312 or by mail to kriley@allegany.edu.

Computer Availability

Regular access to a computer, tablet, or mobile device with high speed Internet access is required for participation in online, blended, and flex courses. Computers are available for student use in two locations on the Cumberland Campus. Ten computers are provided in the Technology building, room 114. Contact the IT Helpdesk at 301-784-5444 for available hours.  The Library also maintains computers for student use (for hours see https://library.allegany.edu/polaris/). At the Bedford County Campus, students may use computers in the computer lab when the lab is not in use for classes or meetings. The Bedford County Campus library also has ten computers available for student use.

Desktop Support

Browser Supported Browser Version(s) Maintenance Browser Version(s)
Microsoft® Edge Latest N/A
Microsoft® Internet
 Explorer®
N/A 11
Mozilla® Firefox® Latest
ESR - current version (including a 12-week overlap with the previous version)
N/A
Google® Chrome™ Latest N/A
Apple® Safari® Latest N/A

 

Tablet and Mobile Support


Device Operating System Browser Supported Browser Version(s)
Android™ Android 5.0 + Chrome Latest
Apple iOS® Safari, Chrome The current major version of iOS (the latest minor or point release of that major version) and the previous major version of iOS (the latest minor or point release of that major version). For example, as of June 7, 2017, D2L supports iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 9.3.5, but not iOS 10.2.1, 9.0.2, or any other version. Chrome: Latest version for the iOS browser.
Windows Windows 10 Edge, Chrome,
Firefox
Latest of all browsers, and
Firefox ESR.

 

System Requirements

Supported versions are the latest versions tested against the learning management system (LMS). Maintenance versions are older versions that are not tested extensively against the most recent version of the LMS. Browsers should have JavaScript and Cookies enabled. Desktop systems should have Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater.

  Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows 7 or higher
Mac OSX 10.8 or higher
Windows 10
Mac OS 10.12
Processor Intel Core i3 or equivalent Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory 4 GB of RAM 6 GB of RAM or higher
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 1024 or higher
Free Hard Disk Space 5 GB of free disk space 20 GB or higher of free space
Internet
Connection
Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 3 Mbps Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 6Mbps or higher
Internet Browser See list of supported browsers at https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/brightspace/requirements/all/browser_support.htm?Highlight=browser%20support