Distance Learning

In many ways, taking an online course is similar to a traditional face-to-face course. You will still have an instructor and fellow students in your class. All of the elements of a traditional course the syllabus, the course material, textbooks, lectures, discussions, tests and grades will be part of your online course. You can access the Blackboard system from any internet connected computer with Java 1.6.

Gateway Community College offers numerous online and hybrid courses using Blackboard, which is an online teaching system available to Connecticut Community College students. Blackboard allows instructors to post materials and communicate with students online.

Starting Out with Online Courses

Student Orientation Information

Online Course Selection

If you would like to see what courses are being offered online, for any given semester, go to the Connecticut Community College's myCommNet and:

  • click on Search for Courses (under the Other Public Resources section to the right)
  • click on the Gateway Term you're interested in.
  • Under Instruction Type, click HYBR (online and classroom), ONLN(fully online) or OLCR (online with campus requirement).
  • Follow the links to the Gateway schedules.

New Distance-Learning Only Students

Are you a new student who cannot come to campus and needs to register for an online class? If so, please click on this link for admissions, advisement, and registration information.

Student Orientations

Will you be taking your first online course this Summer or Fall Semester? We are offering optional Student Orientations to help you get acquainted with Blackboard Learn:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Room 208 of the South Building 10:00-11:00am and in Room 209 of the South Building 4-5:00pm.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Room 208 of the South Building  10:00-11:00am and in Room 209 of the South Building 4-5:00pm.


To sign up please send an email including your name, phone number, student id, and the date and time you are attending to  Robin DeJesus at rdejesus@gatewayct.edu