Online Education

Online Education

  Resources for Enrolled Online Learners

The Online Education Center is here to help you navigate through your experience as an Online Learner. Particularly for first-time online students, we provide you with resources and information to help you be successful.

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Adding Classes

Once the quarter begins, you can add classes if there is space. Obtain an add code from your instructor and then add as you would a traditional class, via MyPortal.


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Watch this 12-minute video from OEI about how to stay organized in your Online Course.

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Online Education Initiative

The Online Education Initiative (OEI) has developed the Online Student Readiness Tutorials, a series of interactive multimedia tutorials that address the real challenges experienced by online students, new and experienced, while pursuing success in online classes. Note that the technical requirements and registration processes might be different from what De Anza practices. However, students can use these tutorials to build their skills in online learning.
California Community College Online Education Initiative Student Tutorials

Your Success Is Important to Us!

Set Realistic Expectations About Your Workload and Studying...Budget your time and make a study schedule, participate thoughtfully in activities, expect to work harder than in a traditional class.

Take the Program and Yourself Seriously...Get the support you need, be prepared to sit in front of your computer for an extended amount of time, minimize distractions.

Make or Find a Private Space Where You Can Study...Provide yourself with a quiet, neat space to work in peace.

Prepare for Each Quarter in Advance...Obtain required course materials before term and verify your technology access. Check the syllabus and orientation information to make sure you have everything you need.

Develop a study plan... Integrate deadlines into your personal calendar system. Schedule time for all class activities including reading and taking notes, posting to discussion forums, completing assignments and taking quizzes and exams.

Log on to your course regularly...We suggest you do this daily, but at minimum twice a week, at regular times. Discussions are more interesting when you follow them closely, and instructors may change or update class material. It's hard to catch up if you fall behind.

Participate...Take full advantage of online discussion forums and chat, make connections with other students and form study groups. Contribute your ideas and read other contributions, learn from each other as well as the instructor. 

Be Thoughtful and Respectful... Take the time to compose carefully-worded postings and responses. Just because you're anonymous doesn't mean you should let yourself go. A respectful environment helps everyone learn.

Ask for Help if You Need It...Be specific with your needs when you communicate with the instructor, and use the method(s) of communication that your instructor recommends.

Apply What You Learn...Use your knowledge immediately to remember it best. Make connections to what you've learned before and your present or future work. Share relevant experience with your classmates.

Online Education
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Last Updated: 12/15/16