Distance Learning is a way of taking courses where you and your instructor may not be in the same location. Distance learning students should be self motivated and independent learners. YTC offers three types of distance learning courses. They are:
- Online Courses: Courses taken via the internet using our learning management system, Desire2Learn. These may be synchronous or asynchronous.
- Hybrid courses: Courses that are a combination of online, lab, and/or lecture.
- Teleclasses: The instructor is at a host site, and sent to various distance sites using two way audio and two way video.
NOTE: Students who decide to take an online course or a course which has an internet component should have access to a computer. All credit online courses will use Desire2Learn as the learning management system.
Students must have completed an online course at York Technical College with a grade of C or higher or have completed WEB-100 before you can register for an online course. WEB-100 is a tutorial that allows you to assess whether or not you would be a good candidate for taking online courses. WEB-100 is free and takes about 3 hours to complete. After being admitted to the college, you can sign up for WEB-100 by logging into Desire2Learn (D2L), clicking on "Self Registration", select "An Intro to Online Learning Apps", and follow the prompts. The course will immediately appear in your D2L list of courses. Completion scores for WEB-100 are uploaded Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. For more information regarding how to register for WEB-100, please refer to the following tutorial:
For more information regarding WEB-100, please email Distance Learning at email@example.com. You have one week from the day you sign up to complete the tutorial. If you have not been able to gain access to D2L within 24 hours after being admitted to the college, please contact Distance Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintenance Schedule For Desire2Learn
Dersire2Learn will be unavailable on the fourth Sunday of every month (1 am - 7 am EST) for regular maintenance. D2L will be unavailabe on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 for a system upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please plan accordingly.
For more information about Distance Learning, please email Distance Learning at email@example.com or call 803-327-8038.