Teaching & Learning Technologies

Student Readiness for Online Courses

Equipment Needed (hardware & software)

  • Microsoft Office or equivalent; faculty often expect papers to be submitted as .docx file type
  • Current version of a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). Moodle is optimized for use in Chrome.
  • Up-to-date virus protection
  • Computer with speakers, microphone, and built-in or attached webcam
  • A high-speed internet connection
  • Backup capability like Google Drive or Dropbox
  • Specialty applications per instructor request

Online Course Readiness Quiz

The following four characteristics are common for successful online students:

  • Basic technical and academic skills
  • Ability to study independently
  • Good organizational skills
  • Willing to devote the same amount of time and effort as a face-to-face class

Test yourself: Take this self-assessment to gauge your readiness for online learning. 

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