Online Course Delivery
The Green Building Methods course is delivered online through the Ohio State Learning Management System, called Carmen. This is web based and students can access Carmen anywhere there is internet service. It's completely mobile friendly as well. In Carmen is where students access recorded lectures, course materials, use discussion boards, upload assignments and more. Information on how to use Carmen is made available upon enrollment in the program so students have plenty of time to become familiar with this system.
Our orientation eases students into the world of online learning, tells them what to expect, gives an overview of some of the tools and technologies used, as well as connect with fellow students. We provide all the information and training necessary for a successful start. The orientation materials and all other information are available online through Carmen after students are admitted and have been set-up with an account to access OSU services.
Students are supported by staff in the Professional Programs Office who understand the complexities of balancing work and life while learning online. We understand that choosing an online education program offers students flexibility and convenience. Our university IT department provides a 24/7 technical support to help students complete their work when it's most convenient.
Hardware and Software Requirements
Hardware: PC compatible with dual core processor, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 30 GB of free hard disk space, broadband internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, graphic card capable of 1024x768 in 32 bit color, 17 inch or larger monitor recommended.
Webcam for video conferencing and possibly proctored exams.
Software: Windows Vista or higher with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Windows Media Player 10 or higher.
All students need to have working knowledge of computers and they must follow OSU policies and guidelines and Netiquette. More information is available at the following web sites:
OSU policies and guidelines - http://cio.osu.edu/policies/
Netiquette - http://www.albion.com/netiquette/