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Class Considerations

Online This is the most flexible virtual option for class attendance, allowing you to interact with your class and instructor at times convenient to you. It requires a strong degree of self-discipline to make sure you participate every week and meet test and assignment deadlines.
Remote This format is closest to an on-campus class, providing immediate and regular interaction with faculty and classmates. You will meet live in real time on days and times displayed in Student Planner with your teacher and classmates using web conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, as well as Canvas, Macomb’s online learning platform.
Hybrid This format involves both virtual lectures and hands-on learning in small groups on campus. It is only for classes that require labs or hands-on experiences with machinery, high-end computer software
or other physical objects. Lecture material will be delivered either in Online or Remote formats as indicated in Student Planning when you register. Throughout the semester, you will also meet on campus in small groups for labs and hands-on learning during the specific dates and times displayed in Student Planning when you register. This small group, in-person instruction allows for social distancing, use of appropriate PPE, and surface and equipment cleaning, while still giving you necessary experience in working with physical materials.
On Campus On-Campus classes are limited to those in Public Service Institute, and Health & Human Services programs.


Equipment

For classes which meet virtually, as well as many on-campus classes, you will need a laptop or similar computer with access to the internet. You will also need an installed or external webcam for Remote classes and the Remote portions of Hybrid classes. If you do not have a computer and cannot afford one, the college offers the following opportunities:

  1. Purchase a laptop with your financial aid through the Follett bookstore.
  2. Funding may be available to support your technology needs. Contact the Student Options for Success (SOS) office by calling them at 586.447.8609 or email sos@macomb.edu.
  3. Reserve the use of a campus computer by contacting either campus library at https://macomb.mywconline.net/ or by phone at 586.286.2104 (Center) or 586.445.7401 (South). There are no webcams on these computers.

If you don’t have home access to the internet, you can find public access points at local libraries, some public restaurants and coffee shops or in select parking lots on Macomb’s campuses.

You can also bring your laptop to either of the campus libraries to use campus Wi-Fi by making an
appointment as described in #3 above.