For CC email address problems contact:
573-875-7369 or 800-231-2391 x7369
For problems obtaining your username or password contact the Online Campus:
Phone: 573-875-7246 or 7246,
or 800-231-2391 x7246 or 7246
For problems entering your course email:
Is online learning for me?
Online courses are offered on the internet through the Columbia College
website. The courses are asynchronous — they do not meet at scheduled times
— therefore students can access the courses when it is convenient for them. This
page should ready you for your online learning experience.
To check that you are ready for online learning, do the following:
Online learning self-assessment
Do online courses fit your learning style?
Some people learn better by face-to-face interaction. The primary sources of
directions and information in online courses are textual materials (either on
paper or on the computer).
Some students prefer the independence of online courses; others find it uncomfortable.
While you have greater freedom of scheduling, they require more self-discipline
than on-campus courses. The individual student must take responsibility for regularly
contacting other students and the instructor.
It is a common misconception that online courses are less time-consuming than
on-campus classes. Online courses require at least as much time to be dedicated
by the student as on-campus courses. Typically successful students report having
spent more time — not less — than for a regularly scheduled class.
Take this self assessment quiz to find out if online courses are right
Minimum hardware and software requirements
It is important that your computer and the programs you have installed on it
meet the minimum requirements for online courses.Read more about the
The more familiar you are with the online learning environment, the more you
will benefit from the learning experience.
- Take the free course demo
- Read through how online learning works
- Keep up to date with the assignments and the participation requirements for
- If you are having trouble with the course assignments or need clarification
contact your instructor