2016-2017 Catalog

Learning Support Centers

Available at both the Ocala and Citrus campuses, the Learning Support Centers aid students in academic and occupational programs by offering student success-oriented services. The centers provide CF students, at no cost, with open computer labs, instructional classrooms, group and one-on-one tutoring in most subject areas, and technical assistance with computer applications. There are approximately 90 computers in the Ocala center and approximately eight in the Citrus center that provide a wide variety of online programs and applications, including online interactive tutorials in many subjects. University partner students may use the computers in the centers at no cost.

The Ocala Learning Support Center is located in the Clifford B. Stearns Learning Resources Center, and the Citrus Learning Support Center is located upstairs in the Dorothea G. Jerome Building.

The Learning Support Center at the Ocala campus also includes the Writing Center and e-learning support.

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in the Ocala Learning Support Center, offers writing support for courses across the curriculum through tutoring, small group instruction, and workshops. In addition, specialized software is available in this lab to enhance students' writing skills.

E-Learning Support

E-learning responds to the students’ needs for flexible, accessible programs and classes. Online classes allow the student to complete course requirements predominantly away from the campus asynchronously via the Internet. Some on-campus meetings may be necessary depending upon the course. E-learning also includes hybrid classes, which meet part of the time on campus and part of the time online.

Academic support, library and learning resources, student services and technical support are available for all e-learning students. Contact the Distance Learning Help Desk at dlhelp@cf.edu or 352-854-2322, ext.1317, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Online Courses: Online courses are distributed through the Internet, and students who enroll in online classes must have access to a computer with Internet access. Required skills include basic word processing and the ability to utilize email. In order to be successful, online learners must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. For some online classes, meetings for orientation, testing and review are held on campus. Courses which require proctored assessments through an approved proctoring service may necessitate a fee of approximately $30-$45 per assessment if the student cannot attend a CF Testing Center during testing center hours. Online proctoring will also require a webcam and microphone.

Hybrid Courses: Hybrid courses are combinations of online and traditional face-to-face classroom instruction. A designated percentage of the class is delivered on campus, and the remaining percentage is delivered in the online environment. The percentages will vary according to the needs of the particular class as determined by the instructor.

For a current list of e-learning opportunities, visit the MyCF web portal. For more information on e-learning, please visit our webpage at www.cf.edu/elearning. Information is available on our learning management system Canvas, our available fully online degrees and certificates, and a self-test to help you decide if online learning is right for you.