Online Learning refers to classes in which the instructor and the student are in separate locations. Instruction does not take place in a physical classroom but instead occurs through the Texas State Technical College’s learning management system (Moodle). Online courses still meet the same learning outcomes as their counterpart face-to-face courses and are just as rigorous. Your online course may include videos, animations, proctored testing, synchronous or asynchronous online meetings or face-to-face meetings, so it is important for you to check your online course syllabus for requirements and details.
All Texas State Technical College online courses must utilize processes that verify your identity as a student enrolled in our online courses. These processes include the use of a secure login and password to access online courses hosted on our Moodle Learning Management System and the use of proctored exams in some online courses.
There are no additional charges associated with TSTC's online learning courses unless you choose to take proctored exams at a location that charges for services.
Online courses can provide you a flexible, convenient way to earn college credit. Courses still have deadlines but you can complete coursework when it is convenient for you. Some of the most common reasons for choosing online courses include:
If one of these reasons or any others are keeping you from completing your coursework and you are a motivated and organized individual, online courses may be a good option for you.
If you have questions with or need assistance with online learning, please contact:
Dr. Gina Cano-Monreal
Associate Vice President – Online Learning
Online Learning Office Staff
How to Enroll in TSTC Online Courses:
Step 1: All standard TSTC enrollment procedures apply. Prospective TSTC students must first apply to the college and satisfy college admissions requirements. For information click here to visit our Admissions page.
Step 2: Once you are enrolled in the college and are ready to register for courses, discuss the option of online courses with your advisor. A full listing of TSTC online courses can be found by clicking here to view our course schedules.
Step 3: Before you can enroll in an online course you MUST complete the Student Online Learning Orientation (SOLO 0100). To enroll in the orientation, visit WebAdvisor and register yourself in the course SOLO 0100. For more information on the orientation click here.
Step 4: Once you have successfully completed the orientation, you can register for your online course.
Step 5: Once you receive your WebAdvisor username and password and enroll in an online course, you are responsible for protecting the use of your username and password. In addition, you should be the only individual using your login credentials to access the Moodle site and the courses for which you are registered. As stated in the Student Handbook under the Scholastic Integrity Heading, any unauthorized collaboration with another person while preparing any work offered for a grade or credit is referred to as collusion and is a violation of the student code of conduct subject to disciplinary action. For more information click here to view our Student Catalog & Handbook.