Learning Innovation Division

Student Support

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Log a Help Desk Ticket: CLICK HERE to log a ticket or email Distance Learning at: distancelearning@gtc.edu. You can also contact us by phone at 262-564-3202 for technical support.

Live Help

Live help is generally available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. When live help is available, please look for "online" or "offline" status before requesting help. Type directly in the window below.

Gateway's Philosophy Statement for Online Learning -

Gateway Technical College believes that learning should take place beyond its walls through the innovative application of technology.  Gateway’s online offerings are designed primarily to serve our local community’s need for convenient, flexible learning opportunities.  The college does not aim to serve a worldwide audience or to offer every course and program online.  Quality, not quantity, is our standard for online excellence.  In support of this standard, Gateway believes that online learners must be welcomed into the Gateway community in every way possible and must receive the same level of student support services as our onsite students.  Finally, Gateway’s academic direction must drive our technology planning and budgeting to maintain a level of infrastructure and technical support that enables growth.



The Internet and social networking sites, including but not limited to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, or 2nd Life, are not controlled by Gateway Technical College. While there can be educational value to these sites, there is potential for offensive language, adult content, and adult situations. If you have concerns, please talk with your instructor.


Student Support Resources

Welcome to Distance Learning at Gateway. Our goal is to support you in any way we can as you pursue and achieve your educational goals. This website holds resources you may find helpful in your Distance Learning activities. Check out the right column on this page for all the resources currently available. For live Technical Support by telephone, please call 262-564-3202 during the hours of Mon- Thurs. 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. CST.

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Online Courses

Blackboard is a Learning Management System that can be used in both online as well as traditional face-to-face courses. Gateway Instructors use Blackboard to post course content that is accessible via the internet. Blackboard includes tools such as discussion boards, chat, document exchange, etc. With Blackboard and Gateway's online classes, you can learn on your schedule.

Instructional Television

Interactive Television (ITV) courses allow you to participate with classmates and your instructor at a distance. You will attend class at a nearby campus and interact with your classmates and instructor over a two-way television network that includes audio. Multiple sites can be linked in this way, offering flexible alternatives for students.

IP Video Courses

Gateway offers some of its courses over IP (Internet Protocol) video. This state-of-the-art technology enables live video and audio between multiple sites using the internet itself.

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