What is E-Learning?

BMCC offers three types of instruction:

  • In-Person: All required class meetings occur on campus, during scheduled class meeting times. All In-Person class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes for students.
  • Hybrid: In a Hybrid class, online contact hours (Synchronous* or Asynchronous**) displaces some portion of the required contact hours that would normally take place in a scheduled in-person (face-to-face) class. A hybrid class is designed to integrate face-to-face and online activities so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, instead of treating the online component as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom. All In-person and synchronous online class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes for students.
  • Online:  In an Online class (Synchronous* or Asynchronous**), all required contact hours are online. All the classwork, examinations, quizzes, writing assignments, lab work, etc. are fully online. All Synchronous class meeting days/ times are listed in the schedule of classes for students.
*Synchronous: Synchronous class meetings resemble traditional on-campus In-Person classes in that students must be (virtually) present at the same time. Though they are conducted virtually, synchronous classes meet in real-time. Students must commit to scheduled class times and sign onto their virtual learning platform on schedule.

**Asynchronous: Asynchronous class meetings do not require students to log in to their virtual classroom at a specified time. Students do not have to follow a strict schedule to engage in live classes or discussions, and the only requirement regarding when they turn in their work is the assignment deadline, not an arbitrary timeline.

How to Enroll in E-Learning Courses

Why Take Online Courses?

Flexibility and Convenience

Online learning allows you to work around your schedule. You can access your courses from anywhere and anytime, as long as you have a computer and WiFi.

Continue Working

Online programs enable you to continue your education without having to leave your current job.


Online courses are not identified as “online” in student transcripts and they transfer just like any in-person course.

E-Learning Center

199 Chambers St, Room S-510a
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1243
Email: elearning@bmcc.cuny.edu

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