Distance Education (E-Learning)
Various distance delivery courses, web-based (synchronous via Elluminate Live and asynchronous, web-based) and live interactive video, are supported at KRC, KBC, AES and RBES. Using distance delivery instruction, a student can take courses that are not taught at the local campus. Distance delivery (E-Learning) courses may be applicable to a degree program if they are provided through an accredited institution. An academic advisor should be consulted.
Information regarding distance education can be accessed from the KPC website home page by clicking on the Blackboard icon. Information about Blackboard, the course management system that many KPC/UAA instructors use for dynamic learning to occur in the online environment, is available online.
Elluminate Live (ELive) classes are web-based and delivered in a real-time environment so that all students in the class meet simultaneously with their instructor in cyberspace. Find more information at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/elive/. Students access ELive classes through Blackboard.
UAOnline access is available at: uaonline.alaska.edu and provides access to current course information for distance delivered (e-learning) classes available throughout the University of Alaska system. Details for courses returned from a search can be accessed by clicking a course title. Contact information is also available for each of the University of Alaska campuses around the state to assist in registering for courses. Degree students taking courses outside the UAA system (UAF or UAS) should be aware of deadlines and policies at the institution delivering their course and confirm with their advisor, if and how, the course will be accepted by their program.
The University of Alaska is committed to making education available to the distributed population of the state by extending its reach to students through its diverse offering of distance delivered courses supported by the various UA campuses around the state.
Distance education information can be found in the UA Distance Education Handbook online at:
Students should take the KPC online quiz to find out if distance education is for them at:
Students should check their UAA e-mail account for important information from instructors as that e-mail account is often how faculty will communicate with their students outside of Blackboard. All billing is also done students UAA e-mail accounts. There is a webmail link on the KPC homepage.
All textbooks for distance classes must be ordered online via the online bookstore MBSDirect (except for AES distance courses which books are available through the UAA Bookstore). Professors expect students to have their books the first week of classes. Enter Kenai Peninsula College as the college name and follow instructions directing students to their particular course. Students must choose the appropriate shipping method to be sure to get books on time. It is critical to student success to have textbooks on time.