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 an Online 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.