Are You Ready to Take an Online Class?
What does it mean to be “ready” to take an online class?
While online classes may seem like less work, they’re not! Regardless of the topic, they require self-direction, academic and technical skills, and more.
Why should you make sure you’re ready to take an online class?
Students taking online courses often underestimate the time and effort required to succeed. It’s important to do a self-check and then take any necessary steps to get ready before taking an online class.
How can you check your online learning readiness?
Follow the steps below to assess your readiness and make a plan to fill any gaps.
Online learning readiness self-check
Step 1: Read about what work in an online class might look like
Knowing what's expected of you in an online class will help you decide if online learning will work with your learning style. (And it may help you identify areas you can strengthen before your class starts.)
Step 2: Go through online student readiness tutorials
Get helpful strategies in areas that may potentially need attention.
Step 3: Visit the Canvas Community for more help
Learn more about the many features of Canvas through guides and videos provided by Instructure.
Are You Ready for an Online Class? [PDF] Infographic created by GCC.