Volume 4 Issue 8September 2000
Online Course Hosting
In an effort to facilitate online course development by California Community Colleges, the Chancellors Office is pleased to announce a statewide online course-hosting plan that is available to all community colleges for the 2000-2001 school year. This plan has been developed by and is operated through the coordinated efforts of the five California Virtual Campus Centers (CVC).
Intended to support colleges in their online startup efforts, the hosting services program provides the following opportunities to California Community Colleges for one year:
- Participation in the CVC WebCT or Blackboard license at no charge for a fixed number of user accounts.
- Scalable WebCT and Blackboard licenses that enable colleges to purchase additional user accounts, or unlimited licenses at heavily discounted rates.
- Free online course hosting on a WebCT or Blackboard server, provided by the CVCs.
- Free support for faculty using WebCT and Blackboard as part of the hosting program.
- Free license to all colleges for the use of an online, interactive survey tool, to assist in measuring course quality, as well as collecting data regarding online course development.
- Ongoing training opportunities for faculty throughout 2000-2001 in the use of both WebCT and Blackboard provided by the Regional Centers and the Professional Development Center.
- Access to a WebCT and Blackboard development server for course development and for training.
The CVC program was made available to host online courses and development by the beginning of the Fall 2000 semester.
For more information, please visit the CVC Web site: