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Advising Checklist

The following are important questions to ask a student who is considering taking an online classes:

Have you completed the computer literacy requirement and do you feel comfortable using computers? 

If no, then consider taking the computer literacy requirement as your first online class or taking a hybrid class before enrolling in fully online classes.

Do you have dedicated access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection running updated Web browsers and word processing software?

Any KCTCS college campus and most public libraries provide students with the computers and software needed to succeed in online classes.  Most students find they want access to this material at home, but be sure your home computer is ready for the task.

Have you reviewed the Student Support tab in Blackboard

The Student Support Tab contains many useful student tutorials, including the Online Readiness Quiz and the KCTCS Learn by Term Orientation.

Can you work independently? 

Online students do not have a teacher over their shoulders reminding them to turn in assignments and keep up with projects.  You must be self-motivated to succeed in an online class.