How to be an online student
How do you know if you are ready to take LaneOnline courses? The resources and video below will help you determine whether or not you are prepared.
Test yourself: Complete the online readiness questionnaire. This survey provides immediate feedback on your personal level of online readiness.
Test your computer: Use this browser check to see if you meet recommendations.
Test drive a Moodle Course. Log in using your L number and Password.
What is Moodle? Moodle is the learning management system used to provide online learning at Lane Community College. Moodle allows every class to have its own website where the instructor can post assignments, readings, quizzes, and other activities for students to access from anywhere there is an internet connection. Moodle is accessible from most browsers and requires the same skills needed to browse and use other web pages.
Compare all LaneOnline courses. Choose the type of course that will work best for you.
Learn online. You can do school work anywhere you have a computer with internet access. You'll need online access at least 5 days a week.
|Attend class on campus and learn online. You can do the online work anywhere you have a computer with internet access. You'll need online access at least 5 days a week.||Watch pre-recorded videos, read texts, and use email and the internet. Study anywhere you can view the videos and read. You'll need online access at least a few times a week, more if you watch videos online.||Attend class on campus or at a remote location, depending on the section in which you enrolled. You'll likely need to be online at least a few times a week.|
|Advantages: Choose when and where to learn; use time usually spent traveling to school to study; reduce transportation and childcare costs; balance school, work and family.||Advantages: You get structure and support of class on campus plus choice about when and where to learn. Retain personal contact with the instructor and other students. You get flexibility in your schedule by replacing some on-campus time with online study.||Advantages: Choose when and where to learn; you can view the videos as many times as you like; use time usually spent traveling to school to study; reduce transportation and childcare costs; balance school, work and family.||Advantages: You get the support and structure of a class, and may be able to take courses usually not available at your location.|
Disadvantages: You need to be organized and self-motivated; it's easy to procrastinate and get behind. You must have internet access and a computer the entire term. You don't get immediate feedback if you have a question; you don't have face-to-face contact with students or instructor.
|Disadvantages: You must attend classes on campus and also be motivated to work online on your own. You must have access to an online computer the entire term.||Disadvantages: You need to be very organized and self-motivated; it's easy to procrastinate and get behind. You need to be able to watch videos online, on DVD, or on cable TV; you don't get immediate feedback if you have a question and don't have face-to-face contact with students or instructor.||Disadvantages: When viewing the class over a video conferencing system, it may be hard to hear or see the instructor or students at another location.|