Getting Started

Welcome to the Elgin Community College online orientation for distance learning students. This orientation will provide you with the general information you need to be successful, especially if this is your first distance learning class. The orientation consists of a Distance Learning Overview, D2L Tutorials, and a computer skills check. You may complete the orientation in its entiriety, or select the areas that best fits your needs.

In speaking of distance learning we realize that this style of learning is not for everyone. We also know that everyone learns differently and that we each have our own learning style and learning rate. To determine the type of learner you are we encourage you to take the Online Assessment System for Internet Students (OASIS) Learning Styles Survey. The result of this survey can prove beneficial to your future learning and study process. student_signup

Something else we would like you to know is that just because you are a distance learner does not mean there is no student service support available to you. All of the support services available to traditional students are also available to you. These support services are outlined in this orientation.

The staff of the ECC Distance Learning Department wish you the best of luck as you begin your distance learning class. Remember, we are here to support you in any way that we can, so do not hesitate to contact us.

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