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BSC provides online classes as a convenient way for you to pursue your educational goals. These courses have the same academic standards as on-campus courses.

BSC's online courses make it possible for anyone with Internet access to complete college credit classes. They are not necessarily self-paced, but are designed for independent learners and those who need freedom in their scheduling.

BSC's online offerings include many general education and elective courses, as well as extensive technical courses that, depending on the curriculum, lead to Program Certificates, Associate in Applied Science degrees, Associate in Arts degrees or a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

What are the technical requirements?
New versions of supported browsers will be tested within 30 days of their public release date. If a browser is not listed on our website, it has not been tested on the online platform or we have identified issues that need to be fixed before we can announce our support. A user risks running into problems with the course software if they choose to use a non-supported browser.

Find a complete list of supported browsers here

What are the expectations for an online class?
Students are expected to log into each class on a regular basis to receive information on class assignments, tests, or any other information the instructor may be presenting. While some courses allow students to work through at their own pace, other courses have units/chapters set to be open only certain weeks.

The benefit of taking an online class is that you don't have regular meeting times for your classes. You are able to create your own schedule, as long as you are completing your coursework by the timelines established by the instructor.

How do I login?
BSC uses Pearson Learning Studio to deliver online courses.

After you register for an online course you will receive an email that contains important information about taking an online course.

Students are sent an email about a week prior to classes starting with their login information. However, if you don't receive it, you can email or call Distance Learning at 701-224-5715.

eCompanion is an online companion to the classroom lecture. Often times used by instructors to post grades, notes, visual presentations, quizzes and other informational things.  Log in using your CampusConnection User Name and Password. For more information email or call Distance Learning at 701-224-5715

BSC offers an online tutoring system called SMARTHINKING for currently enrolled BSC students. Some of the subject areas students can receive tutoring in are Math, Science, Business, Writing and Computers & Technology. Students will be able to connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor. Students also have the option of submitting their writing for any class to the online writing lab. Another option is to submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor. To access the online tutoring (if your instructor does not have the link listed under the Course Home in your class shell), email or call the Distance Learning office at 701-224-5715 to receive the information.  

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