Online Student Orientation



Online courses provide a flexible alternative to the traditional face-to-face learning environment.
However, learning online is different than attending class on campus. Because the online classroom differs from the traditional classroom, it is important for you to understand how to succeed in this different environment by completing an orientation session.

 

There are two types of orientation sessions for online students: General Orientation sessions which can be completed online and
Course Orientation sessions which are conducted by individual instructors.

 

 

Scroll down to see which orientation is right for you.

 


 

General Orientation

 

There are two General Orientation Options: On Campus and Online

On Campus

Largo Campus
Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) Building
Room 110
Thursday, January 16, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m.

The On Campus Orientation is conducted by the Executive Director and Program Director of eLearning Services and will lay the foundation for your success as an eLearning student by explaining:


  • The basics of your online class
  • Computer requirements and necessary technical skills
  • How to navigate the online classroom (Blackboard)
  • How to use the online library services
  • Campus resources available to you as an online student

 

Online Student Orientation

 

Online

 

Even if you have taken an online class before, you are encouraged to complete the Online Student Orientation to enhance your online student skills and to refresh your memory about the online classroom.

 

Click Here for the online version of the Online Student Orientation

 


 

Course Orientation

 

Students should verify if they are also required to attend a

Course Orientation session as some instructors conduct their own, class-specific orientation sessions. Click Here to see if your instructor is conducting a course orientation session.


Course Orientation sessions are conducted by the instructor of your online course. Note: Not all instructors will conduct an orientation session. See the schedule below to determine if your instructor will conduct an orientation session.

In the Course Orientation, your instructor will cover information specific to the course and will answer any questions you have about the course. Examples of information covered in the Course Orientation include:


  • Syllabus information
  • Course expectations
  • Information about specific assignments covered in class
  • Special software, course materials and other requirements for the course
  • Setup of the online course in Blackboard

 

Where are the Course Orientation sessions?

 

All Course Orientation sessions are held on-campus. Specific locations are listed in the schedule below. If you are unable to attend your Instructor’s orientation session, you must contact your instructor immediately. Click on the instructor's name for contact information. Note: Some courses do not require a Course Orientation so be sure to verify whether or not you need to attend.

 

Check back often for updates.

UPDATED: 01/16/14

Instructor-led Orientation Sessions
Thursday, January 16, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Course Section Course Title Instructor Location & Time
CJT 1510 

DL03

CANCELLED

CJT 1530 

DL02
CAT
Room 212
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DVE 0011

DL01
CAT
Room 313
6:00pm - 7:00pm
DVM 0031

DL02
CAT
Room 215
5:00pm - 6:00pm
DVM 0031
DL01



CAT
Room 213
5:00pm - 6:00pm
DVM 0031
HY03
DVM 0071
HY01

DVM 0071

DL02

CAT
Room 227
5:00pm - 6:00pm

HY03
DVR 0061

DL01
CAT
Room 215
6:00pm - 7:00pm
EGL 1010

DL05
CAT
Room 203
7:00pm - 8:00pm
EGL 1010

DL09
CAT
Room 139
6:00pm - 7:00pm
EGL 1320

DL01

CAT
Room 227
6:00pm - 7:00pm
EGL 2430

DL01

CAT
Room 227
7:00pm - 8:00pm
EGL 2140

DL01
CAT
Room 139
7:00pm - 8:00pm
HIM 1530
DL01



CAT
Room 109
5:00pm - 6:00pm
HIM 1800
DL01
DL02
HIM 2550
DL01
MAT 0104
HY02
CAT
Room 203
6:00pm - 7:00pm
MAT 1120

DL01


CAT
Room 203
5:00pm - 6:00pm
MAT 1140

DL01
MAT 2210

HY01
Statistics
CANCELLED
MAT 1190

DL01

Probability

CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

MAT 1350

DL01

CAT
Room 109
7:30pm - 8:30pm
MAT 1360

DL01
MAT 1350

DL02
CAT
Room 107
5:00pm - 6:00pm
MAT 2420

DL01
MAT 1350

DL03
CAT
Room 103
6:00pm - 7:00pm
MAT 2410

DL01
CAT
Room 103
5:00pm - 6:00pm
MAT 1370

HY01

CAT
Room 109
6:00pm - 7:00pm
MAT 2160

DL01
MAT 2210

DL01
CAT
Room 313
5:00pm - 5:50pm
NTR 1100

DL01
CAT
Room 107
6:00pm - 7:00pm
PAR 2570

DL01

CAT
Room 212
6:00pm - 7:00pm
PAR 2590

DL01

PAR 1510

DL01



CAT
Room 212
5:00pm - 6:00pm

DL02
PAR 1550

DL01
PAR 2650

DL01

PHL 1010

DL01


CAT
Room 213
6:30pm - 8:00pm

DL02
PHL 1270

DL01