Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment
COCC offers various online and hybrid courses to meet the diverse needs of our students. Students may find that online learning requires unique skills and traits. Use this self-assessment to determine if you are ready for online learning.
Select “Yes” or “No” for each question and read the feedback.
I can dedicate enough hours each week for my study.
This is very helpful for your successful participation in online classes. Typically, online classes will take more time commitment to complete the course work than traditional face-to-face classes.
Many students misunderstand that online classes are easier than the face-to-face classes. Since you will not be spending time in a classroom, you are expected to dedicate even more hours to work on the course work.
I enjoy reading and am comfortable communicating in writing.
That is good. Your skill to read the instructions thoroughly and to communicate with your instructor/peer students in written form will help your success in online learning.
Because the much of information will be presented in written form and you will be required to communicate through email or in Blackboard, it is important to have strong reading and writing skills.
I have a desktop or laptop computer with Windows or Mac OS X operating system that I can access regularly.
Good! Students will not be able to complete all of the assignments and activities using a mobile device.
Having a computer you can use for course work on regular basis is critical for online learning. Whether it is your own computer, or at work, or a public computer (library, etc.), be sure the computer has the proper operating system installed for online learning. Chrome book or any other mobile device will not be sufficient to complete all of the required course work.
Are you ready to take the Orientation for Online Classes at COCC?
To begin taking this free orientation, login to your COCC Blackboard account then go to "eLearning" tab for self-enrollment instruction.
If you cannot self-enroll, please fill out the online orientation request form. Our eLearning staff will respond to your request within one business day.