Getting Started with Distance Learning
WCC offers several degree and certificate programs that can be completed 100% online. Visit the Online Programs page for more information.
Is online learning right for you? Take the Online Learner Self-Assessment to find out if you are ready to take an online course.
Online Placement Testing is not currently available, however, students may take placement tests at any NC Community College and transfer the scores to Wilson Community College. Scores from the following tests may be accepted: SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, Asset, NCDAP, or Compass. Visit the Placement Testing page for more information.
Online Orientation is offered for students that are unable to attend an orientation session on campus. The Online Orientation is offered through Moodle. Once you have registered for an upcoming semester, your account will be created in Moodle within 24 hours. Go to the Orientation page to sign up.
Out of state students should contact the college before registering for online courses in order to verify that Wilson Community College is authorized to deliver distance learning courses in the student’s state of residence. Visit the State Authorization page for more information.
- Technical Requirements and Suggestions
- Navigating Moodle
- Communicating in Moodle
- Moodle Assignments
- Moodle Quizzes
- Viewing Grades in Moodle
- Moodle Mobile – Download the official Moodle mobile app to access Moodle from Apple or Android mobile devices. The site address is: moodle.wilsoncc.edu. Note that the Moodle Mobile app is not a fully functioning version of Moodle and students may not be able to complete all coursework in the app.
- Moodle 101 Student Training – New students should complete the Moodle 101 Student Training course in Moodle to become familiar with how to navigate and submit assignments in Moodle. New students will have access to the Moodle 101 Student Training course in Moodle 24 hours after registering for an upcoming semester.
- Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions
- Technology Access Information (how to access email, Moodle, and Student Planning)
- Technology Support Services
- Career Services
- College Catalog
- Disability Services
- Online Tutoring
Students must verify their enrollment in each course to avoid being dropped from a course. The type of course determines the method of enrollment verification that is acceptable. Please refer to the list below for acceptable enrollment verification for each type of course.
- Online (NT) – Students must complete an activity in Moodle, by the census date, to verify enrollment.
- Hybrid (HY) – Students in a hybrid course can either attend class by the census date, or complete an activity in Moodle, by the census date, to verify enrollment.
- DMA Hybrid Exception – Since the census date for DMAs is often before class ever meets, DMA students must complete a Moodle activity, by the census date, to verify enrollment.
- Web-Supported (WB) – Students must attend class, by the census date, to verify enrollment.
- Traditional seated courses – Students must attend class, by the census, date to verify enrollment.
Students that do not meet enrollment verification guidelines, by the census date, will be dropped from the course as Never Attended (NA).
Distance Learning resources for faculty can be found on the Intranet under Distance Learning.