The Distance Education Program at SPC is committed to providing quality non-traditional alternatives in the delivery of instruction to students regardless of geographical location. Many of the instructional departments at South Plains College offer courses through Distance Education.
Distance education courses differ from traditionally taught courses only by their methods of delivery. Distance education courses are made available to students via the Internet and interactive television (two-way audio and video).
An online course is one in which instructors deliver lectures and assignments via the Internet. Communication with the instructor and classmates is done by electronic mail and/or electronic discussion groups, as well as various other forms of communications. Internet access and e-mail are required for all online courses. Additionally, students should be very familiar with sending attachments via e-mail. Depending on the courses, knowledge of particular computer software packages may also be required.
South Plains College uses WebCT for the delivery of online courses. The WebCT site is located at http://spc.blackboard.com. Students will not be able to access their online courses until the first official class day.
WebCT Technical support is available to all students enrolled in Internet-based courses. The first place to go for help is your course instructor. They will be able to answer any questions you have about the content of the course, assignment due dates, quiz dates, ect.; however, for technical assistance please see the AskSPC link within MySPC. If you do not find your solution it is advised that you submit a ticket for assistance.
In addition, support hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Student support is
available by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (806) 894-9611, ext. 2180. When
e-mailing a request for help, include your full name, course
enrolled, name of instructor and a phone number where you can be
Interactive Two-Way Video (ITV)
Textbooks for distance education courses taught by SPC instructors are available at the South Plains College Bookstore. However, if a student is enrolled in a distance education course and does not reside in proximity to the bookstore, books can be ordered online at http://www.sp-levbookstore.com/. For more information about ordering textbooks, contact the SPC Bookstore, (806) 894-9611, ext. 2397.
For more information about distance learning, contact Jim Walker, Dean of Continuing and Distance Education, at (806) 894-9611, ext. 2340, or firstname.lastname@example.org.