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We want to make your online experience at Sandhills Community College a successful one. In order to do that you need to be aware of the following information.

A good starting point is the Online Education at SCC: A Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities.

The college uses Moodle to deliver online and hybrid courses. Some classroom courses also use Moodle as a supplement. This page contains important information regarding your course and the Moodle system.

Orientation: All internet courses include an assignment to verify your attendance in the course. Some courses also include an orientation activity used to provide additional information.

  • This activity could include any of the following:
    • Email contact with the instructor before the first day of class.
    • Online orientation available to you when you log in to your course on the first day of the semester.
  • Orientation requirements can be found in the Class/Seats Available listing for each semester.
  • If you are taking a classroom class that has a Moodle component (hybrid class), your instructor will provide you with an orientation in your classroom. Please note that your class may not be available on Moodle until after you meet in the classroom.
  • If you cannot meet the orientation requirements please contact your instructor. (Full and Part time directory)
  • No matter which type of orientation that your instructor requires, you must be sure to log in to your course during the first three days and complete the required assignments to demonstrate that you are actively participating in the course. (For summer five week sessions, you must login and complete the activity on the first day of class.) Each instructor is required to report to the Office of Records and Registration and to Financial Aid any student that is not participating in a course by the 10% date. Participation is not just logging in to the course. You must complete an assignment, such as the orientation assignment, to be counted as officially enrolled. If you do not complete such an assignment, you will be reported as never attended to the Office of Records and Registration and to the Financial Aid office and you will be dropped from the course.
  • Active participation in your course early, if not from the first day of the semester, is one of the best ways to ensure that you will complete the course successfully by the end of the semester.
Username and Password:
  • Use the Password Management tab on this site (MySCC) to get your username and set your password. You must have your student ID number (found on your printed schedule or student id card) to get this information.
  • Forgotten password: At any time during the semester, if you forget your password follow the Password Management tab on this site (MySCC).

Log in: You will not be able to see or log in to your course until the first day of the semester. If you have a hybrid course your instructor may not make the course available until after the first classroom meeting. If you have just registered for courses, it may take up to 12 hours to process your user and enrollment information. To log in on or after the first day of the semester (or 12 hours after you register) you will need your username and password.

Attendance Requirements: By completing assignments and logging in, you are demonstrating your attendance in your online course.

  • Remember, students who do not log in and complete the orientation assignment will be marked as “Never Attended” and will be removed from the course. This drop may affect your financial aid and your ability to register for classes in the future.
  • If circumstances prevent you from completing your online course, you must follow the normal course withdrawal procedures, which include obtaining your advisor’s approval. Failure to do so may result in an “F” for the course. Your advisor or the Student Success and Advising Center can assist you if you need to drop a course.

Help Resources: The MySCC page has various help options for Moodle. At the beginning of most semesters this includes the Help Desk and Drop In Moodle Help Labs. SCC also has year round support available through a ticket system at MySCC Help.

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