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Checklist

Before you take an online class, you should be confident about your computer and study skills.

Review the following list of requirements to assess your readiness to take online classes. 

·         I know how to connect to the Web using a web browser.
·         I can navigate around the Web and know how to use search engines.
·         I know how to send and receive e-mail.
·         I know how to do basic word processing, including cutting and pasting.
·         I know how to open, save, and manage files.
·         I understand how to organize files (create, name, folder, attach, naming of versions)
·         I can compress files and folders
·         I have access to a computer 5-7 days per week.
·         The computer I will use meets the basic requirements for online classes.
·         I have 9-12 hours a week to work on EACH online class.
·         I can motivate myself to log in to the virtual classroom at least 4 days a week.
·         I have good reading comprehension and written communication skills, and I enjoy communicating in writing.
·         I enjoy figuring things out on my own but am able to ask for help when I need it.
 
If you answered no to more than one of these requirements, an online class might not be right for you at this time.