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.
Tips for Success!
Check your instructors' website (click the link to the instructor's website in the online schedule) to see:
- If you need to email the instructor.
- If the class has an orientation.
- If there are mandatory on-campus meetings that might conflict with a face-to-face class that you are in.
Consider taking LERN 55:Successful Online Learning or the Passport to Canvas course. More information below.
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. The course description states the class, "Focuses on technology skills, communication skills and online study strategies such as following online instructions, time management, goal setting, self-motivation and self-responsibility and making realistic commitments. Especially for students new to online learning and those with previously unsuccessful online course attempts."
Interested in taking LERN 55?
- Check the online schedule of classes for more information.
- Checkout Elizabeth Stewart, the LERN 55 instructor's webpage, for more information.
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 you want to travel deeper into the world of Canvas, enroll in our Passport to Canvas Class. Pack your bags for a thorough journey which will help you learn about using Canvas as a student. At each passport stop, you will collect a badge (passport stamp). You can choose to begin your journey at the very first passport office, or you may choose to pick a different spot to begin your exploration!