NC.CGSL 002 - Online Learning and Strategies - Erika Torgeson
|Online Learning and Strategies
Welcome to NC.CGSL 002, Online Learning and Strategies for Success! This course will be concurrent to the NC.CGSL 001 course and 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 will send out a Welcome email about 1-3 days in advance of our course starting to provide you a copy of the syllabus, calendar, and other helpful information to help you get started.
I look forward to working with you and I’ll see you online!
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Evaluate online equipment needs.
- Demonstrate acceptable netiquette.
- Define the terminology/ vocabulary of online courses and the internet.
- Develop skills for success in the online environment.
- Examine typical problems encountered in distance learning.
- 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.
What to Expect in this Course
This course utilizes our online Learning Management System (classroom) called Canvas. Please log into Canvas the FIRST day of class by visiting https://coc.instructure.com. Login information will be listed on the Canvas page. If you haven’t used or want a refresher on Canvas, please visit the Student Canvas User Guides.
Keep in mind that this is a 1-week course so make sure to check in regularly so you can stay connected to the material, timelines, and due dates. I will be posting announcements, and homework activities that you will be expected to participate in during the week.
Types of Assessments
Discussion Board Topics, Short Quizzes & Assignment Activities
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
Please note that you will not be able to access our class prior to the first day of class.
Once you log in, you are strongly encouraged to change your password to something unique that you will remember. Your password does not reset to students each semester.
USERNAME: Your MyCanyons username (Example: jdsmith)
If you have any questions that need to be answered in advance, feel free to send me an e-mail and write NC.CGSL 002 in the subject line.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: email@example.com)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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.
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 StudentHealthCenter@canyons.edu. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 05/30/2021 Sub#: 129