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  • Student Online Orientation

    1. 1. Student Online Orientation Unveiling the new online student orientation scheduled to be released Fall 2008
    2. 2. Current Vision to New Vision <ul><li>Currently instructors are providing students with online expectations and WebCT tutorials when students log in to the online course </li></ul><ul><li>Our vision is that students will access a general online orientation course in the days before the course begins </li></ul>
    3. 3. Requirements <ul><li>Students should have access to a PC with Windows XP, an Internet connection, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2003 or OpenOffice, and add-ins such as Adobe Reader, Flash Player, and Java. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have the option to use BTC computer labs, local libraries, or other local sources. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Computer Skills <ul><li>The basics of using MS Windows XP </li></ul><ul><li>How to use the Internet browser </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Save and locate files </li></ul><ul><li>Attach documents </li></ul><ul><li>Understand common file extensions .doc or .rtf </li></ul>
    5. 5. Study Skills <ul><li>Learning how to learn online, Interactive format </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses require more reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Review course syllabus or expectations- how to name and submit assignments, how to contact instructor, what is required, how is participation grade determined </li></ul><ul><li>Verify your access but keep in mind courses are not available until a few days before the start of the semester. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Time Management <ul><li>Plan for success - Be realistic with your time by devoting 10-20 hours a week to each online course </li></ul><ul><li>SELF MOTIVATION - Online Courses have a schedule, lesson should be done within the week </li></ul><ul><li>Break down papers into sections </li></ul><ul><li>Allow time for practice, time to hear back from instructor, do not wait until the day before it is due </li></ul>
    7. 7. Help, Resources <ul><li>Asking the instructor for clarification </li></ul><ul><li>Read the online syllabus, info, and/or expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing your options for extra help, tutoring available </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for feedback, know turn around time for instructor to respond </li></ul><ul><li>Level of feedback will vary but it is sooner than the 5-7 days of weekly classes </li></ul>
    8. 8. Support Services/Resources <ul><li>Library resources </li></ul><ul><li>Search tips – “global warming” together </li></ul><ul><li>Get rid of “in” and “the” to speed up searches </li></ul><ul><li>Writing and Mathematics resources </li></ul><ul><li>Special needs accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support services </li></ul>
    9. 9. Exploring the LMS <ul><li>Global Tutorials for the new LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Materials will be written/pictorial, video and sound, and interactive for different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Demo course </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself with your course design- find content, assignments, communication tools, tests, and grades </li></ul>
    10. 10. Communicate in Writing <ul><li>How to communicate online (netiquette) </li></ul><ul><li>How to use Discussion threads </li></ul><ul><li>How to use Chat </li></ul><ul><li>How to use virtual classrooms or whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>How to use internal e-mail </li></ul>
    11. 11. Click here to go to the sample student orientation information