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Empire State College Nursing Program
Tips for Success
 If uncomfortable using the internet, email
programs, Microsoft Office software, and other
computer programs commonly enc...
 Verify that your computer is compatible with Moodle (the course management
system) by clicking on the “Test Your System”...
Even though online courses are
flexible, to be successful, regularly
logging in, engaging and
communicating is essential.
...
 You may not get an immediate
response but you most likely will
get several responses from peers
and from your instructor...
This is helpful for understanding
textbook assignments, instructor notes,
questions about discussion posts, and
essential ...
 Be cautious with written
communication, without the added
tone and body language involved as
in face-to-face communicati...
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  1. 1. Empire State College Nursing Program Tips for Success
  2. 2.  If uncomfortable using the internet, email programs, Microsoft Office software, and other computer programs commonly encountered in online nursing programs it is highly suggested that prospective students enroll in a computer literacy course or possibly work with a ‘tutor’ who works with those who are new to computers and computer programs.  A resource is available to determine how you will learn online called Smarter Measure. The assessment takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Click on first time user login, select ESCNursing, and password is esc. Using the Computer Microsoft Clip Art Image (2012)
  3. 3.  Verify that your computer is compatible with Moodle (the course management system) by clicking on the “Test Your System” link which determines whether your computer meets the minimum requirements for participating in online coursework.  Take the Student Tech Tutorial which is found on the Moodle homepage listed under ‘Special Links and Information’  Moodle and other student help links are available to help students orient to Moodle and how to navigate through the website.
  4. 4. Even though online courses are flexible, to be successful, regularly logging in, engaging and communicating is essential. Carefully read course syllabi, schedules, due dates, and policies. Self-motivate, Stay focused, and Structure time Microsoft Clip Art Image (2012)
  5. 5.  You may not get an immediate response but you most likely will get several responses from peers and from your instructor but remember that your question(s) will not be viewed or addressed until others log in.  When in need of help, do not hesitate, contact technical support if having trouble with any type of access, contact the help desk at 518-587-2100 ext. 2420 or toll free 800-847-3000 ext. 2420. For non- technical support contact the Student Information Center at 800- 847-3000. Ask Questions! Microsoft Clip Art Image (2012)
  6. 6. This is helpful for understanding textbook assignments, instructor notes, questions about discussion posts, and essential for group projects. Talk to your peers and utilize the discussion board Microsoft Clip Art Image (2012)
  7. 7.  Be cautious with written communication, without the added tone and body language involved as in face-to-face communication, posts or email communication can be perceived as discourteous.  Ask many questions, initiate discussions and chat with peers and instructors.  Keep in mind that everyone is able to read what you post. Online Communication Microsoft Clip Art Image (2012)

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