courses online. Online college classes allow you to work at your own pace from the comfort of your
own room. Before you register, there are a number of points you should consider.
1. It's important to know which type of platform the college uses for providing online classes.
Many colleges use the Blackboard system which enables students to communicate easily with their
professors. Contact the college where you plan on taking the courses and talk to a school representative
about your plans and to find out what online platform you will be using.
2. Determine which online class you want to take. When you have decided on the class you want to
take, register for the course online or by phone. You will also need a credit card to pay for the course.
Once you have registered, you will be given a username and password for the course. Take the time to
try out these codes, to ensure that they are working properly.
3. Collect all the resources you will need for your online class. The texts may be available online or
you may have to purchase them from a bookstore. Take some time to log on and navigate through the
system before the classes starts. This way you will be comfortable with all of the features you will be
4.On the first day of the online class be sure to save a copy of the syllabus and the list of the required
assignments, papers, tests and exams. Create a schedule for working on your course content. A
schedule will help you stay on track and get the required work done on time.
5. Contact your professor with any issues or problems you have with the class. Your professor will be
able to guide you through or put you in touch with other people that can help you.