JJC's online classes take place on the platform iCampus, powered by Canvas. This state-of-the-art virtual classroom technology allows students to:
- View presentations given by professors
- Connect with their professor and fellow classmates
- Complete class assignments
- Take exams and quizzes
- See grades and feedback from their instructor as soon as it's available
Even though this software is used primarily for online classes, many on campus classes may require the use of iCampus. Please check with your professor if you have any questions.
Please reach out to us via email at iCampusSupport@jjc.edu or call us at (815) 280-2481.
If you need help using iCampus for your class, check out our step-by-step guide below.
About JJC Online Classes
Online students can expect:
- A safe learning environment (complete coursework from your home)
- The flexibility of logging on at any time of day (while still meeting assigned due dates from instructors)
- Reduced costs for out-of-district students (online classes are charged at in-district rates)
- To save time and gas money (without the commute to campus)
- Expert professors who can provide one-on-one support (and have adjusted their classes to fit student needs during the pandemic)
All students enrolled in online or hybrid courses for the first time must complete the Introduction to Online Learning in iCampus. This orientation helps students learn how to use iCampus before classes begin. To get started, follow the steps below:
- Visit iCampus
- Access the Student iCampus Central Course to find Introduction to Online Learning
Only after completing the orientation will students be able to fully participate in course discussions, assignments and exams.
More About Online Learning
Registration, Tuition and Transferring
Registration processes and financial aid eligibility are the same regardless of course format.
Tuition charges are at in-district rates for all online courses, while hybrid courses are billed in the same manner as an on campus, face-to-face class. Course fees vary by format.
Want to transfer your online class to another school? Please note that JJC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students should check with transfer institutions regarding transfer eligibility.
JJC offers online, hybrid and on campus (or face-to-face) classes.
Students can expect to receive the same education - and the same attention from instructors - from an online course as they would receive from an on campus or hybrid course. The difference is that everything related to the class will be performed online via iCampus.
JJC online courses follow two formats: Asynchronous and Synchronous.
Students enrolled in asynchronous online courses do not attend class on-campus or in real-time; however, some online courses may require campus visits for exams. Students will access content in a variety of formats and complete coursework, group interaction and discussions, assignments, quizzes, and more by assigned due dates provide in the course. Students should expect to have regular and substantive interaction with the course content, with each other, with the instructor, and with technology used in the course.
Students enrolled in synchronous online courses do not attend class on-campus; however, will be required to meet online during scheduled times as communicated in the course schedule. Students may be required to visit campus for exams. Faculty can choose to offer instruction through Canvas Conferences or Microsoft Teams. Faculty will communicate meeting information and provide links to the scheduled sessions in the Canvas course (i.e. announcement, syllabus, or welcome page content). Attendance in the required online meetings will function the same way as attendance in a traditional face-to-face course that meets in a classroom, and instructors are not required to record or post videos of meetings for students who were not in attendance.
Please note that during a typical year, students enrolled in online courses may be asked to visit campus to complete exams or tests. This varies by class. This information applies to typical semesters and not semesters impacted by the pandemic.
Hybrid classes are taught partially online and partially in a face-to-face, on campus setting. Hybrid courses reduce the amount of time spent on campus by moving lectures, course work and other activities online. Hybrid courses deliver up to 74 percent of course instruction online with the remainder occurring on campus. Students can expect to receive the same amount of attention from a hybrid course as they would from an online or on campus course.
Hyflex classes combine several instructional methods into one section. Students register for a single session and have the opportunity to attend class in several different ways. Typically students can choose from face-to-face, online synchronously and online asynchronously. It is each instructor's discretion to allow (or not) students to change formats from class session to class session.
On Campus (Face-to-Face) Classes
These courses are held on the Main, City Center or Romeoville Campuses as well as at our education centers, high schools and other locations in our district. These classes may require students to use iCampus for course information, grades and more.
Earn Your Degree Exclusively Online
Did you know that there are many JJC degrees and certificates that you can earn entirely online?
Please note that some programs may require hybrid courses.
Are Online Courses Right for Me?
Unsure about taking an online or hybrid course? Contact your advisor/counselor or iCampus with any questions.
iCampus provides all JJC students with access to SmarterMeasure, a free tool designed to aid you in determining whether online courses are a good fit.
SmarterMeasure measures learner readiness and whether or not online classes would be a good fit for you. Upon completion of SmarterMeasure, you will receive a score report which not only helps you understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement, but also provides resources to help you succeed.
To access SmarterMeasure, use the following information:
- JJC SmarterMeasure Website
- Username: JJC
- Password: Wolves