How do I begin the orientation?
Simply send an email stating your name and the online course(s) you are registered for to Beth Cummins, Online Learning Assistant,
email@example.com. You will receive a timely response and a
survey to complete regarding your computer knowledge and skills.
If you have previously completed the orientation or successfully completed an online course, you will not need to
complete the orientation again, instead please call 608.822.2302 to verify your Blackboard account.
Expectations of an Online Student
- Online courses are not easier than traditional college courses. The online learning process requires commitment on the
student's part. Online students need to be self-motivated and self-disciplined. Online students must also posses the
necessary technical skills to navigate the course.
The successful student will view online courses as a convenient way to receive their education - not an easier
- Online courses correspond with the college's semester sessions. Each online course has a start date and an end date.
The schedule of coursework, assignments, and due dates are determined by each instructor.
- You will need to schedule sufficient time to participate in the course each week. It is recommended that you allow a
minimum of 10 hours per week (for each 3-credit course) to be online for each online course you are taking. Studying for
tests, reading and written assignments, and other class-related activities will take additional time.
Contact Beth Cummins in the Center for Teaching and Learning by phone 608.822.2302 or