ANNA, IL (KFVS) - Rend Lake College students enrolling in online or hybrid courses this fall can begin completing the new orientation program, Online Navigation Essentials, starting on Monday, July 20.
Taking ONE 1500 is free for students and is required for all students to successfully complete, regardless of previous experience in an online or hybrid environment, before access is given to fall semester courses.
Students may use the open computer lab in the Learning Resource Center to complete the program and subsequent online or hybrid courses.
At RLC, an online class is defined as a course that is completely online, whereas a hybrid course is one in which students substitute portions of classroom, laboratory, clinical, or field meeting time with an online component.
ONE 1500 gives students the chance to experience online learning before ever accessing a credit course by going through a step-by-step introduction to the software and terminology used by RLC courses.
Designed by RLC's Online Learning Committee, the program will help students figure out if the online or hybrid set up is right for their education, without costing them anything.