Are you ready for online learning?

The following quiz will assess how ready you are to take an online course. Note that your score on this quiz should improve as a result of completing this orientation.

Technical Concerns—How comfortable are you with computers?

1. Are you proficient using standard PC/MAC applications such as word processing, spreadsheets etc.?
Yes No
2. Can you create, save and manage files on your computer?
Yes No
3. Do you know how to install software on your computer?
Yes No

Internet Access


4. Can you access Internet E-mail and the World Wide Web (WWW) 7 days a week?
Yes No
5. If you do not have your own computer or your computer is not working, can you get to a source or arrange to use some other computer at least two or more times a week?
Yes No

Internet Skills


6. Do you currently have an E-mail address?
Note: While an E-mail account is not required when using Blackboard, it is helpful to have one.
Yes No
7. Do you know how to send and receive E-mail messages?
Yes No
8. Do you know how to attach a file to an E-mail message?
9. Do you know how to "paste" text from a word processor into an E-mail message?
Yes No
10. Do you know how to download and open an incoming E-mail attachment?
Yes No
11. Do you know how to conduct an Internet Search?
Yes No

Learning Consideration Styles


Which of the following statements best describes you?
12. Do you stay on task?
I work well without direct supervision I work best when someone is there to help me.
13. Can you prioritize?
I am able to manage my workload, accomplishing tasks before deadlines. I tend to put tasks off for later.
14. I learn best from
reading text and doing assignments. spoken or visual presentations.
15. How do you feel about technology?
I enjoy learning new computer or technology skills. The thought of having to learn new PC technology skills cause you anxiety.
16. How do you prefer to get instructions?
I understand written instructions. It is better for me to have steps or points explained by someone.
17. How would you plan for your online course?
I would allocate as much time in my schedule for an online course as I would for a more "traditional' face-to-face class. I would allocate less time and effort for an online course because online courses are easier.
18. Do you learn well on your own?
I can learn from self-paced tutorials. I feel more comfortable learning when there is immediate instructor feedback.
19. Is it important for for me to...
assess my own efforts. discuss coursework with my peers.
20. Are you well organized?
I manage my time well. I trend to have problems with completing projects.