Frequently Asked Questions
College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Distance Education offers a convenient way for adult learners to begin or continue their education by attending classes from home, work or any location with an internet connection. Online classes are available through a learning management system called myCourses (also known as Moodle).
Distance Education students need to complete Introduction to myCourses (Moodle) for Students course (COA 101) with a grade of 90 percent or higher before becoming eligible to register for online classes.
If you don’t have access to a computer, you’re welcome to use the computer labs located on both the Elizabeth City and Edenton-Chowan Campuses, as well as the computers available at the Elizabeth City and Dare County Campus libraries.
- Motivated and disciplined to work independently.
- Able to set goals and work steadily to meet them.
- Able to manage their time effectively.
- Responsible self-starters.
- Willing to direct their efforts.
- Proficient at reading for comprehension.
Online courses also require a certain amount of computer expertise, including the ability to:
- Navigate the internet.
- Check and send email.
- Send email attachments.
- Compose and edit documents using word processing software.
- Become familiar with myCourses.
Visit our Online Learning Readiness Quiz to assess your current aptitude for taking an online course.
There are three ways to register for classes:
The technology section offers tutorials for basic computing and various operating systems. The Microsoft Office section has tutorials for Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher (Office XP, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013). The mobile applications section offers applications to help you learn through your smartphone.
If you’re still having issues, please contact the Pearson help desk (MyLabsPlus is supported through Pearson) at 888-883-1299 or 800-677-6337, available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Peck, Dr. Susan
Coordinator, Distance Education Programs
Elizabeth City Campus: A 137
252-335-0821 ext. 2219