eLearning @ GFCMSU

The College uses a variety of delivery methods to best accommodate students and hires qualified faculty, both inside and outside of the Great Falls Area, to meet the needs of students working part- and full-time. Faculty, trained by the Faculty Development Center and supported by the Technology Assistance Center, deliver effective online instruction. The majority of online courses are delivered using the D2L Brightspace learning management system. Online students follow the same registration procedures as campus-based students. Online students have full access to Great Falls College MSU library resources, tutoring through the Academic Success Center, and have the opportunity to order textbooks online through the Great Falls College MSU Bookstore (www.thecottagebookstore.com). GFC MSU plans eLearning opportunities, coordinates their delivery with academic departments, and provides student and faculty support services. Please contact the Technology Assistance Center for more information about the programs and/or course offerings. Students at a distance are an important part of the campus community!

Tuition & Fees

For more information on Tuition & Fees for online students please CLICK HERE to visit the GFCMSU Tuition & Fees page.

Online Course Advantages

You can:

  • Take courses from the comfort of your home.
  • Earn a degree online while you work.
  • Log in and complete assignments any time of day or night.
  • Complete prerequisite courses online before relocating.
  • Save on travel and childcare costs.
  • Blend a course with your work schedule.
  • Enjoy learning through an online environment.

Online Courses Challenges

You must:

  • Be self-motivated.
  • Learn to communicate effectively using the College learning management system and other technologies to connect with students, faculty, and the eLearning Department.
  • Beware of procrastination-online courses follow the same calendar as on-campus classes. Students enrolled in online courses should plan to log-in and check the course updates on a daily basis.
  • Learn to use the technology along with course content.
  • Own, purchase, or gain access to updated software and a newer personal computer, the latest version of Microsoft Office Professional and the newest version of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers are recommended.
  • Read instructions and all course materials versus attending on-campus course lectures.
  • Have regular access to an Internet-ready computer and basic computer skills.

Help & Support

  • Online and Face-to-Face Training & Orientation Options
  • Personal Assistance
  • Support Options Include Walk-in, Phone, eMail, and Virtual Chat by our friendly and helpful Technology Assistance Center staff
  • Help Desk After Hours