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How Does Distance Education Work?

Depending on the type of Distance Education course you choose, you can complete many of the same courses as on-campus students with less time or no time on campus.

Distance Education courses have the same content, requirements, and tuition rate as traditional classes and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.


Types of Distance Education courses

  • Online (OL) - Online courses are accessed and instructed entirely over the Internet through Moodle (a software program used to deliver distance learning courses). Your communications with your instructor and classmates will be in the form of email and discussion forums. Ex: ENG-114-80OL
  • Hybrid (HY) - Hybrid courses combine online learning with one or more scheduled, mandatory on-campus classes that meet at specific times. Your instructor will identify the specific days and times for the on-campus attendance. Ex: EDU-119-50HY
  • Web-Supported (Enhancement) - Web-supported courses are primarily delivered (51% or more) via a traditional face-to-face method with a requirement that students have Internet access as portions of the course will be delivered online. Ex: PHO-110-01
  • Videoconferencing (VC) - Videoconferencing courses are delivered in a special classroom on campus that enables the instructor at one location to teach to one or more other specified campus site locations by using a live video broadcast. This live broadcast allows you to see and communicate with your instructor and fellow classmates. These classes meet on site at regular dates and times. Ex: PSY-150-01VC


What is Moodle and how do I log in?

Moodle is the Learning Management System (LMS) used to deliver online courses. Most on-campus courses also utilize Moodle. You can reach Moodle by going to here. Your username and password will be the same for Moodle, WebAdvisor, and your RCC email.

Log-in information: Click 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. (Example: Mary Jane Smith with a birth date of March 17, 1998 would have a password of Sm031798).

You must enroll in 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 re-set 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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