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Are You Ready to Take an Online Class?

What does it mean to be “ready” to take an online class?
While online classes may seem like less work, they’re not! Regardless of the topic, they require self-direction, academic and technical skills, and more.

Why should you make sure you’re ready to take an online class? Students taking online courses often underestimate the time and effort required to succeed. It’s important to do a self-check and then take any necessary steps to get ready before taking an online class.

How can you check your online learning readiness? Follow the steps below to assess your readiness and make a plan to fill any gaps.

Online learning readiness self-check

Step 1: Take an online learning readiness survey – link opens new window

  • Do a self-check and identify areas you can strengthen before your class starts.

Step 2: Go through online student readiness tutorials – link opens new window

  • Get helpful strategies in areas you identified through the survey above.

Step 3: Review helpful Peralta Student Resources – link opens new window

  • Learn more about using Canvas, Peralta email, or student services at the Peralta Colleges.


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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.