Cochise College began offering online courses in 1998 with a mission to enhance student learning in a virtual classroom setting. Today, our Virtual Campus offers 211 online courses, including 13 fully-online degree programs and four certificates, that more than 4,000 students take advantage of each year.
The Center for Lifelong Learning provides numerous online non-credit courses for your convenience. We partner with four education services to offer professional development and personal enrichment classes.
On Jan. 1, Moodle’s layout will be changing. Get a sneak peek of the new look by viewing this video!
Moodle is the course management system where courses are completed online. Log in to Moodle at cochise.mrooms.net. Your username is your Cochise College Student ID (EXAMPLE: c0000000), and your password is your birth date in Mmm.dd.yyyy format. For instance, if you were born on March 4, 1980, your password would be Mar.04.1980.
After logging into Moodle, you will start at your home page. To access your course, you’ll need to locate your ‘Navigation’ block to the right of your screen. Within your ‘Navigation’ block is ‘My Courses.’ Click the ‘My Courses’ link and the courses you are enrolled in will appear. You will be able to log in and view courses a few days before they begin.
For help with all Moodle-related issues, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online courses include requirements for reading, writing papers, class discussions, solving problems, and all other activities you would expect in any other college class. These are not independent study or “self-paced” courses. Online classes start and end on specified dates and they include homework and activities that are due throughout the course.
Most of your work will be completed in Moodle. Course content is structured and you will have requirements to complete every week. Online classes are not easier than on-campus classes; in fact, many instructors teach the same class both online and face-to-face, and they require students to complete the same work. Often, students report that online classes are more difficult because they require a motivated and well-organized effort to keep up with the work. The most common advice from online students is “Don’t fall behind” since it is so hard to catch up.
To be successful in online courses, students need to have several basic computer skills. Taking a computer literacy course (such as CIS 116 or CIS 120) is a great start, but may not be enough. Skills necessary for success in an online class include conducting online research, use of email (send, receive and attachments), and creating a report with a word processing program (such as Microsoft Word).
You may complete SmarterMeasure, an Online Readiness Assessment, before registering for an online class. The assessment includes topics like learning styles, reading comprehension, typing speed, and computer knowledge. When finished, you will receive a report detailing your strengths and weaknesses, along with tips on how to improve your success in class. Access to the readiness assessment tool is located in the Student Resource Center within Moodle.
Remember, help is only a phone call or click away.
Virtual Campus Director