NC.CGSL-002 - Online Learning and Strategies - Susan Ling
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Welcome to NonCredit College Skills 002 - Online Learning and Strategies. This class is designed to teach students how to navigate taking online classes. In this course you will learn how to be a successful distance learning student. This is a fast pace 1-week class. I look forward to working with all students to strengthen your skills as an online learner.
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
To fully benefit from this course you are expected to participate in all online discussions and complete all your work on time. The discussion posts are how we communicate as a class community. You will be required to participate in weekly discussion posts and will often be required to reply to other student posts. It is important to respect each other’s opinions and values. The goal is to create a strong online learning community where everyone feels safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas.
In order to fully participate in discussion posts, you will need to read the assigned materials, read all content posted in the modules, and complete homework assignments.
This course is designed for you. Class activities and discussions will focus on behaviors, which contribute to a successful and positive college experience at College of the Canyons. It is important for you to take an active role in your learning. At first, you may find it difficult or uncomfortable to actively participate in a discussion board format and small group activities; however, it is one of the most important skills to learn in college.
Types of Assessments
At College of the Canyons, we take the purpose of this course seriously and we are committed to helping you become a successful student. In order to fully participate in discussion boards, you will need to read the lectures in Canvas, complete written assignments, and be prepared before submitting your posts.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
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.
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
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.
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
College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.
The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.
You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 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: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 999