Are you ready to take an online class?

Online classes provide a great deal of flexibility; however, they are not for everyone. To succeed, you have to be self-motivated, possess good study skills, and be an independent learner. Online classes are as challenging as on-campus courses. Online classes are not self-paced. Course assignments, quizzes, and exams have deadlines. Some courses have an on-campus component.

The video above, Introduction to Online Learning, has more options. Select the first option (Multimedia Presentation) for a feature-rich interactive presentation, choose the transcript option if you prefer to read, or tune in to the audio option. 

The State of California's Online Education Initiative (OEI) has developed additional interactive tutorials and tools, which may increase your chances of success in any online course. 

Enroll in LERN 55: Successful Online Learning

The Learning Assistance Department offers LERN 55, a one-unit online class in successful online learning. Generally, the course is offered three times a semester. Master successful online learning in 6 weeks. Gain proficiency using Canvas as a holistic learning environment: access instructions and course materials; participate in the community; complete assignments, and receive help from the instructor. Implement behaviors conducive to successful online learning: time management, goal setting, and self-motivation. Apply study strategies to reading e-books, and create study tools for an e-portfolio. This is an excellent course for students new to or seeking to master online learning.

Interested in taking LERN 55?

Passport to Canvas: Share, Apply, Elevate

Passport to Canvas, a self-paced tutorial

How ready are you for your online course this Semester?

Congratulations! If you have registered for an online course and want to travel deeper into the world of Canvas, enroll in Passport to Canvas. Pack your bags for a thorough journey that will help you learn about using Canvas as a student. At each passport stop, you will collect a badge (passport stamp). You can begin your journey at the first passport office or choose a different spot to start your exploration!