Successful Online Learning

Please carefully consider your comfort level with navigating computers and other digital devices and technology. If you feel you need more computer skills before attempting a Distance Learning course we recommend you take an on-campus computer-related course first.

To successfully navigate an online course, you should be comfortable with the skills and information outlined below.

Digital File Management:

  • Create, name, save and find your documents.
  • Download and upload documents via the web, as well as attach to and save from email.
  • Transfer files via USB drive and/or cloud storage.

Online presence and web browsing:

  • Communicate with your instructors and classmates online.
  • Navigate online coursework, due dates, instructions.
  • Search for and determine legitimate Internet source material.

Self-motivation and persistence:

  • Know online learning has a unique set of challenges and objectives.
  • Be on time. Procrastination is not your friend. It’s important to submit assignments before the deadline with some time to spare - allowing for possible system or connection problems that may delay your submissions.

To see first-hand what our Learning Management System 'eLearning' looks like, visit our 'How do online classes work' link to view videos of some of the most common functions within eLearning.