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 which can be completed on campus or 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, August 25, 2016
5:00-8:00 p.m.

The On Campus Orientation is conducted by the 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

If you are unable to attend the On Campus session, the online version of the orientation covers the same material as the On Campus session.

 

Even if you have taken an online class before, you are encouraged to complete the online version of 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: 08/24/16

Instructor-led Orientation Sessions
Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Course Section Course Title Instructor Location & Time
BMT 1620 

DL01


CAT
Room 107
6:00 pm
BMT 1620 

DL02

BMT 2630


DL01
DVM 0071 

DL01
CAT
Room 212
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DVM 0071 

DL02
DVM 0071

DL03
CAT
Room 215
5:30pm - 7:00pm
DVM 0031

DL04

EGL 1020


DL07
CAT
Room 105
5:00pm - 6:00pm

EGL 1320


DL01
CAT
Room 227
7:00pm - 8:00pm
HIM 1530

DL01



CAT
Room 109
5:00pm - 6:00pm
HIM 1530

DL02
HIM 1800

DL01
HIM 1800

DL02

MAT 1120


DL01
CAT
Room 227
5:00pm - 6:00pm

MAT 1350


DL01
CAT
Room 105
7:00pm - 8:00pm

MAT 1350


DL02
CAT
Room 227
6:00pm - 7:00pm

MAT 1360


DL01


CAT
Room 203
6:00pm - 7:00pm

MAT 2210



DL01

MAT 2160

DL01
CAT
Room 105
7:00pm - 8:00pm

MAT 2410

DL01
CAT
Room 107
5:00pm - 6:00pm

MAT 2420

DL01

NTR 1010

DL01
CAT
Room 105
6:00pm - 7:00pm

PSY 1010



DL04

CAT
Room 213
6:00pm - 7:00pm