SOOL | BridgeValley




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 Summer/Fall 2019 semester are provided below

Students should be enrolled in

Summer Session

  • 1034 SOOL-099-W01

Fall Sessions

  • 1440 SOOL-099-W01 Aug 19  – Dec 05
  • 1441 SOOL-099-W02 Oct 28 – Dec 05

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.

Fall Sessions

  • 1442 SOOL-099-B01 1:00 – 1:50 Aug 10 – Sept 19 Room 308
  • 1443 SOOL-099-B02 10:00 – 10:50 Sept 23 – Oct 24 Room 308
  • 1444 SOOL-099-B03 1:00 - 1:50 Oct 28 – Dec 05 Room 308



Students can then login to BridgeValley Online at any point in time (even before the start of the semester) and complete the course.

Questions about the SOOL course should be directed to: