Using Technology for Successful Student Learning

utilizing technology for learning outside of a traditional classroom

About eLearning


eLearning at TCC

Understanding eLearning is simple. eLearning is learning that utilizes electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. It can refer to a course, program or degree delivered completely online or to a combination of online, face-to-face, and technology-enhanced coursework.

The Center for eLearning at Tidewater Community College supports faculty and students to use various eLearning technologies, including Blackboard, for their teaching and learning activities.


Online Course Formats

eLearning provides alternatives to traditional classroom instruction in a variety of ways. TCC eLearning classes are academically equivalent to traditional, face-to-face classes but have fewer, or in some cases, no class meetings.

We offer:


Faculty Tools

Our faculty are heavily involved in supporting the advancement of effective online teaching and successful student learning.

Note: TCC faculty members attempting to access secured parts of the following information from home or an off-campus location may be prompted to login to InsideTCC. If you experience an error message when trying to view the information after logging in, please try logging into InsideTCC directly (available at and then selecting one of the “eLearning” links located under “Faculty and Staff” or “Departments”. Need help? View our troubleshooting guide.

  • eLearning Event CalendarThe Tidewater Community College Center for eLearning event calendar lists upcoming workshops and various events provided by the Center for eLearning.More Info
  • Blackboard Blackboard offers a more personalized approach to online learning—face-to-face collaboration, integrated social learning tools, and instant access to course materials and lectures—no matter where your students happen to be. More Info
  • Quality Matters Tidewater Community College is committed to using the Quality Matters (QM) standards as the foundation for the design of all TCC online courses to ensure that current-and-future course offerings meet best practices in design that contribute to effective online teaching and successful student learning. The QM standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners. More Info
  • Online Course Development ProgramThe Center for eLearning supports the advancement of effective online teaching and successful student learning by coordinating and providing oversight for the college’s Online Course Development Program. More Info
  • Materials for Energy and Environment Template All online courses at Tidewater Community College are delivered within an approved Blackboard template that was built around the course design principles of Quality Matters by a group of TCC faculty and revised in response to suggestions by faculty and the Faculty Senate. The template addresses standards from the QM Rubric™ to ensure that course navigation is logical, consistent, and efficient, and it provides students a consistent experience in online learning. The template does not dictate content; rather, it is designed to help faculty organize and deploy discipline content through a unit or weekly organization and to pre-populate for faculty many resources related to student services, communications, and student engagement that not only address QM standards but assist student achievement in the course.More Info


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