Is a web course for me?
Web courses follow the same semester schedule as traditional classes, offering you convenience and flexibility with the same learning experiences as our traditional courses. Web students may find they put more time into an online course than a traditional one, depending on computer, reading and writing skills. Web classes are convenient, not easy.
To be successful in web courses, you must have basic computer skills such as saving files, navigating around the web, sending emails and uploading documents. Depending on the course, there may be other web tools you need to use.
Online students should be self-motivated, able to schedule time effectively and committed to online learning. Take our web learning survey to help you decide if a web course is right for you.
The College offers FREE workshops to assist students who need to build their computer skills. If yo’ure a new computer user, you may need help:
- logging into mystarkstate and Blackboard
- file management (saving and finding files)
- uploading files to drop boxes (Blackboard)
- taking tests online
If you feel you’ll need help with any or all of these skills, contact Lydia Lee, COMPASS and computer basics training specialist, at 330-494-6170 ext. 4977 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your workshop date and time.
“I can fit the time to where it works best for ME.
I can spend as much time on any particular point as I need, and not spend that time on other things in class;
If I have questions, the professor usually gets back to me fairly quickly, or I can arrange to meet with her if I have more than just a question.”
– Carol Dye