• Expectations

    If you are new to online learning, it is important to understand that online courses are different from taking traditional courses. In order to excel, students must be proactive, self-motivating and able to use a computer and adapt to the online learning environment.

    Here are some tips to help you become a successful online learner:

    • Log in to each course at least 4-6 times per week
    • Budget your time efficiently - online courses move at a quick pace and falling behind will have a snowball effect
    • Communicate with your instructors regularly. Let them know right away if you feel you are falling behind
    • Stay engaged with your with your instructors, classmates and course work. Do not hesitate to email your instructors with questions. 
    • Be self-motivated and and develop self-disciplined study habits. Plan to spend 3-6 hours per week on each online class
    • If you experience a technical problem with eLearn, contact Help Desk Support immediately to report the problem and receive technical issue resolution. If you experience the problem after hours, send the Help Desk an email.
    • Participate during the first week of your online course. Students who do not participate during the first week will be administratively dropped from the course. 

    eLearn Technical Requirements

    Because eLearn is web-based, you only need to meet the minimum browser specifications:

    Recommended minimum browser: most recent Google Chrome (download here), recent Mozilla Firefox (download here), Safari 6, Internet Explorer 9 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside browser into eLearn).

    • IE8 and Safari 5 are not fully supported. They should still work but they are not tested regularly and there might be some problems. Like most of the world's Web sites and browser producers, we encourage you to keep your browsers current to improve security and functionality.
    • IE6 and IE7 are not recommended for eLearn at all. You will encounter difficulties trying to use those old browsers in today's Internet.

    There are some additional requirements that may be necessary for certain functions in eLearn. This includes:

    Pop-ups will need to be allowed for ucwv.mrooms3.net. For instructions on turning your pop-up blockers off, or allowing pop-ups for a specific site, follow these links for: Chrome, Firefox, Explorer