Answers that indicate an online course is a good choice.


Weight Answers that indicate an online class may not be a good choice at this time.


Question #1
I am comfortable and proficient at creating, saving, locating, and opening different types of files on a computer. 1 I am not comfortable or proficient working with files on a computer.
Question #2
I have reliable access to a high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, etc) 2 I have regular access only to a dial-up modem for Internet access.
Question #3
I know how to check my official email account and I can access it regularly to check for new messages. 1 I have never checked my official email account.
Question #4
I have access to a webcam and microphone for simple multimedia participation. 2 I do not have a webcam and microphone, or I will need to borrow those things.
Question #5
I have no problem retaining information if I read it. 2 I retain information better if I hear it spoken directly to me.
Question #6
I am comfortable using online discussion forums. 1 I have never really posted messages to an online forum before.
Question #7
I am usually able to stay on task and avoid distractions (texting, Facebook) while studying. 3 I get distracted easily while studying and need a lot of time to accomplish my work
Question #8
I am very good at planning and managing my time so that my work is on time and complete 4 I am ok with time management but have had to ask professors for extensions in the past.
Question #9
Setting aside a regular 5-8 hours per week to devote to an online class is possible for me. 3 It's hard for me to predict when I'll be able to do the online work. Besides, I thought you could do the work whenever you wanted...right?
Question #10
I have little or no trouble expressing myself in writing using formal grammar and spelling. 3 I have found using formal grammar and spelling to be a challenge in expressing myself.
Question #11
I am comfortable learning through individual reading and study. 3 I usually need direct explanation by an instructor and face-to-face interaction with peers to feel comfortable learning material.
Question #12
I know how to login to Canvas and I am familiar with using the most common tools.. 1 I have little or no experience accessing and using Canvas.
Question #13
I have my own relatively new computer (2-3 years old) onto which I can install any additional software necessary for the course. 3 My computer is 5-7 years old.
I use the computer labs on campus or someone else's to do my work.
Question #14
If I can't figure out something, I am comfortable asking my classmates or the instructor for help via email, discussion board, or chat. 4 Meeting with my professor in person to ask questions is more comfortable for me

  • 34 to 10 = Online courses will likely result in a successful experience.
  • 10 to -10 = Online courses may be a successful experience for you. However, it is advised that you meet with someone in Advising or Online Learning (L192) to discuss your situation.
  • -10 to -34 = Online courses are likely not a good fit at this time. If you believe online is the best option for your personal schedule, it is recommended that you meet with someone in Advising or Online Learning to discuss your situation.