The Introduction to Online Learning Class
Introduction to Online Learning is a non-credit, self-paced class that’s useful preparation for anyone who wants to take an online class at WCC.
Some students must take Introduction to Online Learning before they can register for classes with an online component. To see whether you have to take it, check the pages about how to register for online or blended classes.
Introduction to Online Learning is an orientation course designed to enable students to participate in web-based instruction. The course covers the use of a course management system including logging in, navigation, online testing, and communication tools. Basic computer literacy topics will also be covered. This course must be completed within two weeks of registration.
You cannot directly register for Introduction to Online Learning. Instead, you must submit a registration request online. Once your request is processed, which usually takes one business day, you’ll receive further instructions by email.
The class costs $25, which is non-refundable. United Association members have alternate payment arrangements through the UA.
If you’re a current WCC student or you’re transferring to WCC, you must meet the following requirements to register for this class:
- A GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Academic reading and writing levels of 6
- A withdrawal rate of less than 50 percent from WCC credit classes
You have to complete the self-paced Introduction to Online Learning class within two weeks of registering.
We offer blended versions of many online classes. In most cases you just come to school once a week, and you gain the benefit of face-to-face discussions with your instructor and fellow students.more »
Save a trip to campus. Just fire up your computer webcam and microphone to talk to an advisor online.more »
What Students Say About Online Classes
“My teacher posted his lectures and activities on Blackboard weekly, so I was able to complete all required class work and tests at my own leisure. Most importantly, I learned a ton in the course, and my excellent instructor was available by email around the clock.”—Wendy L., 48