is an online course?
I take an online course?
Tips for Success
increase your chances for success in Distance Learning courses,
please remember the following:
Acquaint yourself with the eCampus system. This is your
'classroom', where all communications will occur
and where you will turn in your assignments. Be sure you
are comfortable moving around in the interface.
sure you have access to the hardware
required for the course. If you do not have access to the
tools needed to succeed in the class, you will find it difficult
to keep up with the course readings and assignments. The
Learning Center Lab is available for your use
during specific days/times, however, it may not be open
during the time you have designated to work on your assignments.
sure you meet the academic requirements and prerequisites
for the online course(s) you are considering. If you do
not have the foundations needed, you may struggle to succeed
in the course(s).
and technical savvy
tests to determine your aptitude for Distance Learning.
you plan on pursuing a Multimedia degree or certificate, talk to a college advisor
to chart your academic program. You will also need to apply
for a degree plan during your first semester so you can
track what courses you still need for your degree as well
as seeing what courses from other schools transferred into
your degree plan.
yourself with the instructor's delivery method of your chosen
the course syllabus and any other information about the
course. If you still have questions, make a list and email
them to your instructor.
your instructor’s ground-rules for communications,
and do not hesitate to seek further assistance and clarifications.
your instructor’s guidelines and timelines for submission
of assignments, testing, etc. Although the course is taught
online, most instructors have specific deadlines for assignments
during the semester. You cannot wait until the end of the
semester to try and do all the work.
advantage of the support services at your campus. The Multimedia Learning Center Lab is available for all currently
enrolled Multimedia students to use for their projects.
The lab staff includes both full-time and part-time faculty,
student assistants who know the software and full-time technical
staff. All are available during lab hours to assist you.
Please note, however, tutoring is not available in the lab.
If you are having difficulty with part of a course assignment,
contact your instructor.
importantly: Set aside regular times to study and to
work on your assignments and adhere to them, keep on schedule
with all your course-work, and never procrastinate.