All students wishing to enroll in a W-section course must complete the Student Orientation to Online Learning, or SOOL, course. There is no cost to the students for completing this course; it will be transcribed as credit/no credit. This course is designed to assist students in learning how to navigate an online course, using BridgeValley’s Learning Management System (LMS). In addition to navigation techniques, students will be introduced to BridgeValley’s policies and procedures for online learning. Topics include: tips for online success, online procedures and netiquette, using discussion boards and email, posting assignments, taking quizzes and exams, and proctoring requirements and options. This course will be a prerequisite to enrolling in a web (W) section of a course. For students with prior experience in online courses, a test-out option is available. Students desiring the test-out option should still enroll in the course.
Enrolling in SOOL is simple:
Students must register with their academic advisor for the course. Registration details for the Fall 2018 semester are provided below
Students should be enrolled in
- 1569 SOOL-099-W01 Aug 1 – Aug 23
- 1570 SOOL-099-W02 Oct 29 – Dec 6
If you consider yourself technically challenged and need additional assistance in getting started, we now offer live sessions of SOOL. These sessions will have two live meetings to help you get started. Check with your advisor to sign up for one of our LIVE sessions.
- 1571 SOOL-099-B01 1:00 - 1:50 Aug 20 – Sept 20 Room 308
- 1572 SOOL-099-B02 10:00 – 10:50 Sept 24 – Oct 25 Room 308
- 1573 SOOL-099-B03 13:00 – 13:50 Oct 29 – Dec 6 Room 308
Questions about the SOOL course should be directed to:
- Dr. Sherri Ritter, Director of Digital Learning
- (304) 205.6668