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Fixed-time Online Classes

Fixed-time online classes are courses are taught live on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana, and are simultaneously video streamed through the web to your computer using a system called Blackboard Collaborate. You must have a high-speed Internet connection, such as DSL, cable, or a T1 line, to view these classes.

Fixed-time online classes are taught on specific days at specific times. You are expected to view these classes via the web as they are occurring on campus, unless your instructor indicates that you can watch recorded versions on your own time.

Muncie is in the Eastern time zone. Visit www.time.gov to know how your time zone compares to Eastern time.

We recommend that you understand the course delivery options for a class when you register to make sure it is a good fit for you.

Testing Your Computer
To find out if your computer is capable of viewing fixed-time online classes, visit the Blackboard Collaborate test page. You can also find a short demonstration of how the system works and what the classes will look like.

Joining a Blackboard Collaborate live class
Live lectures will be held on a weekly basis during the scheduled class meeting time. Online and distance education students can join the live lecture by clicking on the “Weekly Meeting Link” under the “Collaborate” section in your Blackboard course.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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