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NC.CGSL 002 - Online Learning and Strategies - Dr. Anh Nguyen

Course:Online Learning and Strategies
Professor:Dr. Anh Nguyen
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


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Welcome to NC.CGSL 002, Online Learning and Strategies for Success. This course will provide you with the skills necessary to be a successful online student. The goal of this course is to prepare you for the challenges of online and distance education classes by encouraging your individual initiative, confidence and motivation. I am looking forward to working with you during this next week. I hope you enjoy the course and have fun!

Course Description

Introduces the practical strategies and skills necessary to succeed in distance education. Students will learn how to anticipate, avoid, and/or solve typical problems encountered in the distance learning environments.

What to Expect in this Course

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Evaluate online equipment needs.
  2. Demonstrate acceptable netiquette.
  3. Define the terminology/vocabulary of online courses and the internet.
  4. Develop skills for success in the online environment.
  5. Examine typical problems encountered in distance learning.
  6. Demonstrate competency using various online tools utilized in an online class.

To be successful in this type of online learning environment, you must have access to a computer, internet services and email. 

Types of Assessments

Online discussion boards, quizzes, and written assignments.

Textbook Information

There is no text book required. We will be using Open Educational Resources (OER) materials for this course. There is no cost to you as a student. All the materials necessary for this course are FREE to you and will be available through Canvas in an online format.

Other Relevant Course Information

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills!

This class will be 100% online.  You must have access to a computer, internet services, and e-mail. All communications are done through e-mail, Zoom rooms or the discussion board. 

This course utilizes Canvas. Please log into Canvas by visiting so that you won’t get dropped from the class. Login information will be emailed to you prior to the start of the course. If you haven’t used or want a refresher on Canvas, please visit the guides.

Keep in mind that this is a 1-week course. You will be expected to log onto the Canvas site every day. I will be posting announcements, assignments, discussion items, and homework activities that you will be expected to participate in during the week.

Looking forward to seeing you online!

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 04/19/2024 Sub#: 331