Hello Spring instructors!
As some of you may or may not know, Edison Online is going to be trying a new way of reaching out to the student online population: with a short Online Orientation. The orientation will be designed to inform students about the important elements of their CE6 course and helpful links at online.edison.edu. Students will be shown how to access the CE6 orientation (self guided at http://online.edison.edu/orientation), where to go to update their computer with the system requirements necessary to take an online class, and the location of critical items in their course itself including how to access it via the portal, where the communication tools are, printing their syllabi and assignment details, where to find the testing center schedule, and much more.
We are currently posting an announcement via the myEdison Portal that reads:
From: Associate Dean Mary Myers at Edison Online
Students who are taking an online course next semester can now sign up for a completely online student orientation. Length is 30 minutes. Participants will learn how to navigate an online class, and how to ensure your computer has the necessary software! A variety of dates and times will be available. Please click the following link for more details and sign up information:
Please, feel free to copy and paste this to an e-mail and share it with your students. The more publicity the announcement gets, the better the attendance. Click the link above to see the information and sign-up times for yourself!
BLENDED COURSE INSTRUCTORS: NOTE: This orientation is tailored to the Online Student, some elements of the orientation apply to your students, a good number may not; thus leading to confusion! Remember, you have the opportunity to meet with your students to provide information about your course. Online courses do not. Proceed with caution when advertising this to your blended course students.
Thanks for all you do!