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 on-campus orientation sessions for online students: General Orientation which can be completed on campus (Spring and Fall semester only) or online (year-round) and Course Orientation sessions which are conducted by individual instructors.

 

Additionally, there are two types of online/web-based orientation options for online students: the Online Tutorial which you can access at any time via the eLearning Services website, or the Orientation Course in Blackboard. Every student who registers for an online or hybrid course each semester is automatically enrolled in the Blackboard Orientation Course. This course is not mandatory or graded.

 

 

Scroll down to see which orientation is right for you.

 


 

General Orientation

Online Student 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 18, 2018
6:00-7:30 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


The Online Student Orientation 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

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, 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 also 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: 01/16/18

Instructor-led Orientation Sessions
Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Course Section Course Title Instructor Location & Time

BMT 1600

DL01






CAT
Room 215
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

BMT 1650

DL01

BMT 2610

DL01

DL02

BMT 2720

DL01

BMT 1650

DL02

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

DVM 0071
DL01

CAT
Room 227
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
DL03

DVM 0071

DL02

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

HY03

MAT 1350

DL01

CAT
Room 213
5:00 pm-5:50 pm

MAT 1350

DL03

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

MAT 1360

DL01


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

MAT 2160

DL01

DVM 0071
DL02

Introductory Algebra

Bentley

CANCELED
HY03

MAT 2410

DL01


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

MAT 2420

HY01

MAT 2420

DL01

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

NTR 1010

DL03


CAT
Room 103
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

DL04

POS 1010


DL01

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

PSY 1010


DL02

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



PSY 1010

DL06


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

DL07

DL08