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Online Learning

Are you worried about balancing your education with other job and family responsibilities? Are you more motivated and confident working and learning independently in your space than in a classroom? Are you looking to learn according to your schedule and your terms?

If so, then online learning may be right for you.

We're proud to offer you the option to complete many of our programs or courses online. Our online classes have the same content, coursework and tuition rate as our traditional on-campus classes and can be easily accessed online via a computer with an internet connection.

Our faculty are as dedicated to their online students as their in-person ones. Indeed, many have customized and updated their courses to better serve the needs of online students. You can rest assured that online students get the same educational value as traditional students.

However, online learning isn't for everyone, so before you enroll, we recommend that you first take our "Distance Education Self Assessment." (Don't worry, it should only take a few minutes.)

Ok, ready to enroll and start learning? We'll see you online!

Types of Degree-Seeking Online Classes

Our degree-seeking online classes take many different forms. Here's a quick rundown of each.

  • Online (OL): You'll take these classes entirely online through Moodle and communicate with your instructor and classmates via email and discussion forums.
  • Hybrid (HY): These courses combine online learning with one or more scheduled, mandatory on-campus classes. Your instructor will identify when you need to meet. You'll do most of your learning online while still getting the value of in-person communication with your professor and classmates.

Contact us about online classes for degree programs!

Phone: 336-633-0263
Email: deteam@randolph.edu

Moodle is the Learning Management System (LMS) you will use to access your online courses. Most on-campus courses also utilize Moodle. You can reach Moodle here. Your username and password will be the same for Moodle, Self-Service, and your RCC email.

To log in, start by clicking here to find your username. Your initial password will be the first letter of your last name in UPPERCASE, the second letter of your last name in lowercase and your six-digit birth date. (For example, Mary Jane Smith, with a birth date of March 17, 1998, would have a password of Sm031798.)

You must sign up to use the password reset tool in order to reset your password without assistance. This is very important because your MyRCC password expires every 45 days. Click here to sign up for the password reset tool.

If you have problems with your initial login username or password, please call the Computer Services Help Desk at 336-625-1573 or email cchelpdesk@randolph.edu.

On the first day of an online class, the first thing you should do is print (or save) and read your course syllabus before completing the syllabus quiz.
You may have assignments due before the Syllabus Quiz due date that won’t be visible until the Syllabus Quiz is complete.

You are responsible for everything posted in your online course.
You are expected to read all posted material and complete all assignments.

Be aware of time limits on quizzes.
If your quiz is timed, you must complete it before the time runs out to receive credit.

Don’t use personal email for school communication.
Use your RCC email or Moodle to communicate with your instructors.

You won’t be able to see your online courses before 9 a.m. on the first day of the semester.
It may also take a day or two for instructors to make a course visible.

Log into Moodle and your RCC email at least once every 48 hours.

RCC recommends using the latest version of Firefox or Chrome.

Manage your time wisely.
Don’t wait until the last minute to complete a quiz or an assignment. Technical support is only available during business hours, and most instructors won’t accept technical issues as a reason for late work.

Your instructor is the first person you should contact if you have a problem with an online course.

MyRCC passwords expire every 45 days.
Remember, you must enroll in the password reset tool before then so you don’t get locked out. If you are having trouble logging into Moodle, call or email Computer Services at 336-625-1573; they are the only department that can help with login issues.

Online learning resources for curriculum instructors are available here.

Types of Continuing Education Online Classes

If you want to take short-term training or other continuing education classes online, you can do so through the options below.

  • Some of our online classes are taught by RCC's instructors. Most of the coursework can be completed based on your schedule, but some have virtual meeting components where all students and the instructor meet virtually at a specific time. Search through our offerings and if you have any questions, call us at 336-633-0268. Please note: If the instructor is listed as 'Cengage Learning,' please see information below for registration information.

  • We have also partnered with Ed2Go to offer a variety of online classes and certificate programs. Classes start each month and can be completed in six weeks or less. To see our Ed2Go offerings, visit our Ed2Go website. Once you've selected the class you want to take, proceed through the checkout process and then contact us to pay over the phone at 336-328-1752.