Distance Learning Student Blog
Start off on the
right foot! How to be ready for the first day.
To prevent stress and
worry at the beginning of the class, it is best to take a
few moments and prepare for the upcoming semester. While
online instructors allow for some flexibility, they do
expect you to be "ready to learn" on day one. Here are some
tips to help you get ready before you log in.
a key element in an online class. As such, having texts in
hand before class begins is crucial to being ready. Not
having your book by the first day, or even the first week,
puts you at risk for falling behind, and, depending on the
class, it may be difficult to catch up.
The LCSC bookstore
makes it easy to plan ahead. Their
website allows you to sign up for notifications once
books are available for purchase. You can have them shipped
right to you, or you can opt to pick them up in the
bookstore at no extra charge.
Check your Student
Email Account early and often!
Learning sends out important reminders prior to the start of
the semester, including when classes are available for
access. Since your student LCMail account is the official
email for college communications, this is how Distance
Learning and other campus offices will contact you.
Get your computer
"up to speed"
Make certain you have access
to a reliable computer with internet access. Also, in case
of emergency, identify a back-up computer. Review the
minimum requirements located on the Distance Learning
web site and make certain both computers are ready to go.
Also take a few moments to set up your browser.
The information located on the
Browser Setup page will provide guidance and assistance. These
steps take very little time and ultimately will save you time, energy, stress and
worry as the semester begins.
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