In October 2010, the WyCLASS website won a first place award for innovation in online student services from theÂ Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS).
You can easily find classes from the statewide listing of distance courses using the WyCLASS search tool. The keyword search checks against course titles, listings, instructors and descriptions. Be sure to filter by the term you need. You can narrow your search by selecting a delivery method, department, and/or a specific college. To reset all filters, set toÂ ALL.
Results of your search will be displayed across one or more pages, up to one hundred classes at a time. Each class listed includes a link for more information and a link to add that class to a registration â€œshopping cart.â€ Your cart contents will be displayed below the left-hand search panel. Once you have selected the courses you hope to register for, you will then â€œcheck out.â€
Course Registration Request Process
By selecting to â€œcheckoutâ€ from the course browsing process, you will enter into the secure course registration request process. First, you will enter basic contact and personal information and be asked to specify information about your college goals. You must indicate that you understand this processÂ does notÂ guarantee registration into your selected courses. It merely provides a registration request to the college(s) hosting the course(s) you hope to take. Many factors will affect your enrollment into your desired course(s) and are at the discretion of the host college(s). Hereâ€™s what you can expect to happen next:
- Your registration request will be reviewed by the appropriate college personnel.
- The host college may contact you for further information.
If the host college is able to register you for a course, you will be given guidance regarding paying for your course, textbook needs, and other information needed for course participation.
DISTANCE DELIVERY MODES
These delivery modes do not require students to interact with their class on a specific day and time schedule. These courses may have weekly or daily participation expectations and very definite due dates, but when you access the class is entirely up to you.
- Delivered completely online over the Internet. Computer skills are highly suggested. Access to course materials will likely be controlled by a username and password. A textbook and study guide may also be required. Some courses may require purchase of an â€œaccess keyâ€ from the textbook publisher.
- Delivered by broadcast or pre-recorded video and accompanied by a study guide.Â These may be supported by an online classroom. Broadcast video may need to be recorded for viewing outside of the live broadcast schedule. Pre-recorded videos will be provided by the host college. An additional textbook may also be required.
These delivery modes follow a very strict class meeting schedule, very much like taking a traditional class at a college campus. You will have to interact with your course on a specific day and time. The course may be supported by online, asynchronous activities including discussion, quizzing/tests, and assignment submission.
- Interactive Television
- Delivered by two-way, interactive television over closed circuit systems such as the Outreach compressed Video Network (OVN), or other college-based systems. These may be supported by an online classroom. Students will have to meet at a specific location where appropriate equipment is available. A textbook and study guide may also be required.
- Teleconference Audio
- Delivered by telephone conference system. These may be supported by an online classroom. Students may use any telephone to connect to the course, though a speakerphone with mute is suggested. Some teleconferences may require students to meet at a specific location where appropriate equipment is available. A textbook and study guide may also be required.
- Web Conference
- Delivered over the Internet using two-way, interactive web conferencing software. These may be supported by an online classroom. Students may use any suitable computer to connect to the course, but will need a headset or speakers and a microphone connected to their computer. A web camera is suggested but may be optional. A textbook and study guide may also be required.