There are many great reasons for taking a class online. It is convenient, as you can work from anywhere there is an internet connection and you can work on your class at the time of day that is convenient for you. Bear in mind that online classes are not easier than face-to-face classes, and they are often times more difficult. You need to be good at self-management and stay on top of all assignments as they are posted and due.
MacMurray College uses Moodle for online course delivery. The link to courses is here: http://moodle.mac.edu/
The 10 Commandments for Being Successful in an Online Class
- Have daily access to a computer and the internet.
- Commit to checking Moodle daily and to checking email daily.
- Read the syllabus carefully to ensure that you know the expectations of the class.
- Commit to completing assignments each week so that you are keeping up with your assigned readings and postings.
- Follow all deadline requirements for the class which are on the syllabus and posted on Moodle. Send required assignments to the instructor utilizing the method that the instructor requires.
- Proofread all postings before you send them and make sure they convey your intent.
- Report any problems with Moodle to the instructor immediately.
- When you have any questions about assignments, please contact the instructor.
- Make every effort to work at least a week or two ahead in the class in case of the loss of internet access or some other life crisis.
- Always back-up any papers that you send electronically. The best way to do that is to send yourself an email with the assignment as an attachment.
Last updated: May 1, 2013