Students, want to make sure you are ready for online learning? These online readiness modules will make sure you are ready.

Modules 1, and 3-9 have a badge available. Module 2 will give you detailed results about your online readiness.

Effective Online LearnerModule 1 Becoming an Effective Online Learner (All Students)

  • learn how to organize your space, your course materials and yourself
  • learn tips and tricks for time management
  • learn the importance of setting up a schedule that works for you
  • learn the perils of procrastination
  • learn how to communicate effectively online (asychronously and synchronously)
  • learn the difference between reading print and online texts
  • learn strategies to stay focused when reading (and studying) online

Module 2– Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses (New Students take SmarterMeasure) 

SmarterMeasure Sub-tests

  • Life Factors (Time, Place, Reason, Resources, Skills)
  • Individual Attributes (Academic Attributes, Help Seeking, Persistence, Procrastination, Time Management, Locus of Control)
  • Learning Styles (Solitary, Logical, Social, Verbal, Aural, Visual, Physical)
  • Online Reading Rate and Recall
  • Technical Competency (Computer and Internet Competency)
  • Technical Knowledge (Technology Usage, Technology in your Life, Technology Vocabulary)
  • Typing Speed and Accuracy

Intro to Online Learning BadgeModule 3 – Introduction to Online Learning (New Students)

  • learn the differences between online and classroom instruction
  • learn myths and realities of online learning



Getting Tech Ready BadgeModule 4 – Getting Tech Ready (New Students)

  • learn the hardware and software requirements of most online courses
  • learn the value of a fast Internet connection
  • learn how to locate and download the free plug-ins your course may require
  • learn the basics of email
  • learn how to obtain tech support if you need it


Career Planning Badge


Module 5 – Career Planning (All Students)

  • learn the basic components of making a career decision
  • learn how college majors and career are related to one another
  • learn how occupational information is organized
  • learn how career counselors can help you make decisions


Educational Planning BadgeModule 6 – Educational Planning (All Students)

  • learn the importance of making a preliminary and then a comprehensive educational plan
  • learn how effective education plans are driven by college major and transfer school requirements
  • learn how to figure out if your course selection prepares you to complete your community college requirements as well as prepare you to finish your transfer college major in a timely fashion
  • learn how to prepare so you get the most out of your meetings with your academic adviser/counselor


Instructional Support BadgeModule 7 – Instructional Support (All Students)

  • learn student success basics: time on task, scheduling study time, and the benefit of studying with others
  • learn how to access online tutoring and basic skills support
  • learn how to access online instructional support services


Personal Support BadgeModule 8 – Personal Support (All Students)

  • learn how personal issues can create barriers to academic success
  • learn how issues such as test anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and stress can affect college students
  • learn where and how to find support for these concerns


Financial Planning BadgeModule 9 Financial Support (All Students)

  • learn ways of paying for college
  • learn about managing money while in college
  • learn financial aid basics
  • learn how to find online financial aid and financial planning resources

Take the Quest for Online Success

Students, want to take the Quest!

Use the button below to be taken directly to it in Canvas.

Note: this will require you to log in to your FC Canvas account.