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 15, 2015
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: 12/15/14

Instructor-led Orientation Sessions
Thursday, January 15, 2015
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Course Section Course Title Instructor Location & Time

HIM 1530

DL01


Medical Terminology






Pamella Caesar





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

DL02

HIM 1800

DL01

Introduction to Medical Terms for Health Professionals

DL02

HIM 2550

DL01
Health Info Alternative Care

MAT 1120

DL01

Finite Mathematics



Salil Das


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

MAT 1140

DL01

Introduction to Statistics

MAT 2210

DL01
Statistics Andy Jones CAT
Room 105
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MAT 1190

DL01
Probability Scott Huxel CAT
Room 203
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




MAT 1350

DL01




College Algebra

Julie Gordan
CAT
Room 203
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DL02
Maria Thoundayil CAT
Room 107
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DL03
Radu Georgescu CAT
Room 227
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MAT 2410

DL01

Calculus I



Peggy Beck


CAT
Room 103
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MAT 2420

DL01

Calculus II

MAT 0104

HY01

Intermediate Algebra


Kameswari Tekumalla

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

MAT 1360

DL01

Trignonometry/Analytic Geometry

NTR 1100

DL01

Introduction to Food Science

Thomas Fungwe

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