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Things You Need to Know

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An online class requires slightly different skills and personal study techniques then a traditional face-to-face class. Because of this slight difference there are a few things you will need to know.

Technical Skills

Your instructor in your online course will expect you to know how to:

  • Use email
  • Send attachments
  • Send pictures
  • Create and save documents in Microsoft Word
  • Download programs from the Internet
  • Participate in an online discussion forum
  • Communicate effectively in writing
  • Use the Canvas course management system.

Equipment Needed

  • Regular access to a good computer (PC or Mac) with an Internet connection
  • A supported web browser such as Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 3x
  • An active email account (found for free at Yahoo, Gmail, etc.)
  • Access to a printer

Personal Skills to Succeed

What you will need to know to be successful when taking online classes

An online class requires slightly different skills and personal study techniques then a traditional face-to-face class. Listed on this page are several things that you are required to know in order to be a successful online student.

Getting ready for online courses:

  1. Introduction to Online Learning
  2. Getting Tech Ready
  3. Organizing for Online Success
  4. Online Study Skills and Managing Time
  5. Communication Skills for Online Learning
  6. Online Reading Strategies
  7. Career Planning
  8. Educational Planning
  9. Instructional Support
  10. Personal Support
  11. Financial Planning
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