Is eLearning for You?

Learning online requires effective time management, communication skills, and being comfortable around technology.

Successful eLearning students.

  • Work independently.
  • Take notes from textbooks, media, and online lectures
  • Set goals and work through the process to achieve them, even when confronted with obstacles
  • Confident in their academic capabilities
  • Confident in their computer skills and their ability to download required course software
  • Comfortable taking both essay and objective exams
  • Have a backup plan if technology issues can’t be resolved quickly
  • Take responsibility for their own learning and ask questions when they don’t understand something
  • Are willing to invest the time and dedication necessary to complete their program of study
  • Can complete what they start—don’t procrastinate
  • Are at the appropriate reading and writing skills for the college-level course
  • Are skilled time managers
  • Believe that high-quality education can take place outside the traditional classroom and does not require daily one-on-one with their instructors.

Useful tips for succeeding as an online college student.

  • Create your BC NetID Account, which includes a college email address
  • Check this email often, and all college communications will be sent to this email, including your registration date and time each quarter and information on course evaluations
  • Pay close attention to both the course calendar and the Academic Calendar
  • Block out time in your weekly schedule that will be dedicated to your online classes Recommended, two hours per day for every five credits you are taking
  • Do your homework in a consistent place at a regular time prior to each class session

Academic Integrity

Cheating, stealing, and plagiarism are violations of the Student Code of Conduct at Bellevue College. Violations could result in a failing grade for a particular assignment, a failing grade for the course, or dismissal from Bellevue College. Read more about Academic Integrity.

Last Updated August 11, 2022