The New Wave at NOVA
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A HYBRID COURSE?
A hybrid class blends in-class teaching and online learning.
Depending on the subject, the amount of web-based instruction
30-70% with the remainder taking place in a traditional classroom
WHAT TECHNOLOGY WILL I NEED?
A reliable Internet connection is necessary. If you do not
have your own computer, you can use Campus computers.
WHAT SOFTWARE IS USED?
Most Hybrid Courses use “Blackboard”—you
can log on to get your Blackboard account at http://tac.nvcc.edu/blackboard/.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL A HYBRID COURSE TAKE?
Hybrid courses are NOT “condensed” courses. The online
portion of a hybrid course requires the same number of “contact
hours” as the face-to-face class time that it is replacing.
HOW CAN I SUCCEED IN A HYBRID COURSE?
You should be comfortable using computers and the Internet
You need excellent time management skills and self-motivation
You need to keep up with class reading
You need to stay current with the class calendar
You need to read assignments and directions carefully
Hybrid courses are identified in the class note below the specific
If you need further information, contact the instructor using the