Online courses are completed entirely online through the internet without meeting in a traditional, face-to-face classroom. They are self-paced to an extent, but do have due dates throughout the term (they are not correspondence courses). A course offered online has the same educational objectives as a course taught in a traditional classroom: to help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities appropriate to a specific course and body of knowledge.
DMACC uses the Blackboard learning management system to deliver online courses. DMACC Tech Support and Distance Learning only support and my.dmacc software. If your instructor uses a publisher's site, you will need to contact your instructor if you have questions or difficulties (or contact the publisher's support). You will get access to your online course one day before the course begins. Buy or order your textbook ahead of time. Log in the day before or the day the course begins.