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
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 November 7, 2022