Where can I find out what books are required for my course?
The college bookstore has a website where you can enter your course number and specific section number and see what books are listed for the particular course. Courses can be very specific about editions so be careful if using another bookstore to purchase your texts.
Will I be provided with all the software I need for the course?
You can contact the instructor, check the syllabus, and in some cases, see what's required in the online website for the college bookstore.
Are there standard formats for sending assignments?
The course syllabus, usually found under Course Contents or Course Documents or Syllabus when you log-in, has details about formats required for turning in assignments.
Will I have to go on campus to take exams?
The course syllabus, usually found under Course Contents or Course Documents or Syllabus when you log-in, has details about exams. Some courses require coming on campus to take a required proctored exam; some quizzes or exams are available to take online. Again, the instructor and the syllabus hold the details.
Will there be group work for my online course?
Almost all course require interaction and often collaboration among its students. The course syllabus is the primary source for specifics about course requirements.
My course says it has an oral component(for example an oral test). How is this done for my online course?
Oral components, for example presentations or oral exams, have been done by phone, or through software such as Skype. However, the course syllabus holds all the details about course requirements.
There are internet blackout periods at my home/ job. Will I still be able to do online courses?
Constant access to the internet and an elearning device such as a computer is a requirement of taking online courses. However, consult with your instructor to be sure, especially for special cases such as combat deployment blackouts on internet access.