It looks like you have a solid understanding of what is expected of you as a student in an online class. Online learning is a rewarding way to further your education but it is not easier than a traditional class, and you need to be able to learn independently as well as work with your peers.


It seems you have a good sense of self-direction. To further your understanding, you may want to review the Office of Distance Education’s information on What You Can Expect in an Online Class before starting an online course.

Learning Preferences

Your responses indicate that you can use different types of media in online courses, solve minor problems, and work in online groups.

Self-Study Habits

It seems you have good study habits. You have a good working environment and can set aside the time needed to succeed.

Technology Skills

It seems you have good technology skills.

Hardware/Software Requirements

It seems you have adequate computer capabilities. The complete list of hardware and software required for online learning may vary slightly by course. To test your computer with Blackboard, you may want to practice with our e-LIT orientation course, which will be available on August 17.


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