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.
- Are confident in their academic capabilities.
- Are confident in their computer skills and their ability to download required course software.
- Are comfortable taking both essay and objective exams.
- Have a back-up 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.
- Are able to 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 do 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, 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 course and college deadlines.
- Block out time in your weekly schedule that will be dedicated to your online classes. Recommended, two hours per day for each 5 credits you are taking.
- Do your homework in a consistent place at a consistent 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 April 15, 2022