I’ve Signed Up for Online Courses: Now what?

I’ve Signed Up for Online Courses: Now what?

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First, congratulations! You’ve taken an important first step toward achieving your educational goals. Now that you’ve signed up for courses, you can get started on the path toward success. Here is a plan to get you started:

1. Log in to your account.

This step may seem obvious, but you might be surprised to learn that some students sign up for online courses and never actually log in! Taking this first important step is crucial, so try logging in as soon as possible after signing up. At StraighterLine, we offer a personalized dashboard that contains all of the tools you’ll ultimately need to move through your courses. You’ll find orientation videos, information about support, a system check to ensure you have the proper hardware to navigate the courses, and many other important resources. So don’t be shy— our purpose is to help you succeed in your online college courses!

2. Access your courses.

Once you’ve acclimated yourself to the online learning environment, you should access your courses as soon as possible so you can make a plan for success. At StraighterLine, this is done through your own unique personalized page we call “MyLine,” which shows the courses you are enrolled in, along with your current progress in each course.

3. Make a plan.

Avoiding the out-of-sight, out-of-mind pitfall is crucial if you want to succeed in your courses.

  • Review the syllabus and assignment requirements for your courses, and devise a schedule that works for you.
  • Consider using an app for online students. Wise use of technology can help you stay on top of your schedule and manage your time.
  • Logging in to your courses regularly and scheduling study time are great strategies for making the most of your online learning experience.

At StraighterLine, we make fitting your college courses into any schedule super easy. All our courses are self-paced, meaning you choose when, where, and how to work through them - on your terms. Most StraighterLine courses include proctored exams, so be sure that you plan ahead in order to complete your courses on schedule. Be confident that you can achieve your goals as an online learner - and are ready to get started. Try an online course like English Composition today!  

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