What is Distance Education and is it Right for Me?
Distance education refers to courses that are offers outside of a traditional classroom using a variety of technologies for delivery. Distance education courses provide more flexible scheduling options and the opportunity to participate from convenient locations and conform to the standard college instructional calendar.
Visit. www.caspercollege.edu/distance_ed to learn more.
How are Distance Education Courses Delivered?
- Online – 100 percent course work is delivered online. These courses are identified as N1, N2, etc., sections and NET under the delivery mode.
- Hybrid – Combination of online and in-class instruction with reduced in-class seat time for students There courses are identified as H1, H2, etc., sections and LAB or LAL and NET under delivery mode. Check with your instructor for more information.
- Compressed Video – Compresses video courses are transmitted at schedules times/days via Wyoming Equality Network (WEN) system. These courses are identified as C1, C2, etc., and CVT under the delivery mode. Locations are listed on the Wyoming Department of Education website (www.k12.wy.us/wenvideo/site.asp). Please check with your instructor for available classroom sites. Compressed video courses may require an internet component.
- Telecourses – Telecourses are transmitted via Wyoming PBS (for scheduled programs see www.wyoptv.org). These courses are identified as T1, T2, etc., sections and TV under the delivery mode. Telecourse fees are assessed in addition to normal tuition to cover licensing costs. Please see a schedule of classes to determine the fee amount. Please note that telecourses also require an internet component, Check with you instructor for more information.
How do I Register for Distance Education Courses?
Are you a current Casper College student? If YES, please register using WebAdvisor.
Would you like to earn a Casper College degree? If yes, follow the steps to apply for admission.
Would you like financial aid through Casper College? If YES, follow the steps to apply for admission.
If NO to ALL questions above, please follow the steps to register for a class as a Non-degree seeking student.
Steps to Apply for Admission
- Apply for Admission: in person or online at www.caspercollege.edu/admission/gettingin
- Submit official high school or GED transcript
- Submit college transcript from all institutions attended
- Apply for financial aid at www.caspercollege.edu/financialaid
- Request an academic advising appointment consult with an academic advisor to choose courses
- Obtain your Casper College username and pin. Register for classes on WebAdvisor.
Steps to Register for a Class as a “Non-degree” Seeking Student
Enrollment Services Office
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
Gateway Building, Room 334
Paying for Classes
Make payment for classes at the Accounting and Financial Management Office by the due date. You may pay in full, or set up a payment plan. Payment can be received by credit card, cash or check. You can stop by the Gateway Building, Room 302 or call 307-268-2622 or toll free 800-442-2963, ext. 2622 if you have any questions.
Be sure your computer is up to date and ready to be used for your online class! Go to the distance education website www.caspercollege.edu/distance_ed, click on the “Technical Requirements” tab.
Casper College Google Account
Once you are assigned your WebAdvisor login information, you will also be given a Casper College Google account (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will need to confirm your account the first time you log in at http://my.caspercollege.edu using WebAdvisor login. Please check this account often, as all important messages from the school offices and you instructors will be sent to this account. The CC Google account is yours even after you leave Casper College.
Casper College uses the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) for online, hybrid or web-enhanced courses, The link (http://moodle4me.caspercollege.edu) can be found at the Casper College website under the A-Z Index or the Distance Education site. To login to Moodle, use the same login as WebAdvisor and Casper College Google mail.
After registering for a course, contact you instructor listed in the class schedule for questions regarding your course. Antispyware and pop-up blockers may cause one browsers to operate incorrectly; make sure you allow pop-ups for the Moodle site.
System requirements are listed on distance education site, www.caspercollege.edu/distance_ed, under the “Technical Requirements” tab. There are known issues with Microsoft Internet Explorer. The recommended browser for Moodle is Mozilla Firefox (www.mozilla.com/en-US/).
If you are a first-time distance education student and have questions or if you need to inquire about your WebAdvisor username/PIN, call Distance Education Student Support at 307-268-3882 or 800-442-2963, ext. 3882 or email us at email@example.com.
You can also contact the DoIT Service Desk at 307-268-3648 or 800-442-2963, ext. 3648