Online Readiness Tool

Welcome
Online learning offers many advantages but you need to weigh all the possibilities to make sure they are the best solution for you. You must assess your technology experience and study habits as well as make sure your computer / device meets the system requirements. We have created this Online Readiness Tool (online survey) to help rate yourself in each of the topic areas allowing you to make the right decision about enrolling in an online / hybrid / blended course.

IDevice Question Icon Technology Experience
How confident do you feel about using computer and its related devices?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

How confident do you feel about working with operating systems, office suites and multimedia software?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

How confident do you feel about using the Internet (email, login to portals, academic research sites, search engines, etc.)?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

How confident do you feel about using Web browsers?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

How confident do you feel about your email skills such as attaching and downloading files?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

How confident do you feel about your basic computer /device maintenance skills (software upgrades and maintenance)?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

How confident do you feel about your basic troubleshooting skills for your devices (crash, virus, etc.)?
  
Confident
Somewhat Confident
Not Confident

Have you taken a computer / IT course?
  
Yes
No

IDevice Question Icon Study Habits
Are you able to manage your time appropriately?
  
Yes
No

Do you typically complete things on time without prompting from others?
  
Yes
No

Do you have a compelling reason for taking an online course?
  
Yes
No

Do you have a quiet and personal space for studying that is free from distractions?
  
Yes
No

How comfortable are you working at the computer for several hours a day?
  
Comfortable
Uncomfortable

Are you able to set aside at least the same amount of hours that you would in a regular classroom course?
  
Yes
No

IDevice Question Icon System Requirements
Do you have reliable and convenient access to the Internet?
  
Yes
No

Does your computer / device have audio (mic / headphones) and video (camera) capabilities?
  
Yes
No

Does your computer have a DVD drive / USB interface?
  
Yes
No

Do you have one of these current Java-enabled web browsers: Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera or Chrome?
  
Yes
No

Do you have the Multimedia software plug-ins (Flash Player and Quicktime,) installed on your computer / device?
  
Yes
No

Do you have an Office suite installed on your computer?
  
Yes
No

Do you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer?
  
Yes
No

Do you have virus protection software on your computer?
  
Yes
No