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Traits of Successful Online Learners

Successful completion of an online course requires:

  • An understanding of what is expected of you as an online student in the course in which you are enrolled
  • A commitment to invest time and effort into your coursework
  • Accepting responsibility for your academic progress as an independent online learner
  • Strength in reading comprehension, particularly with course content and understanding assignment directions
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively in written form
  • Comfort with coursework that likely requires significant reading and writing demands
  • Confidence using technology, including navigating the Internet and Canvas, troubleshooting and/or reaching out for help when encountering a technical problem
  • Self-discipline and motivation to stay on task, be organized, and complete work on time
  • A proactive approach to initiating contact with instructors or support services for questions or concerns

Learn more about the skills and technical requirements necessary to be a successful online learner and the resources available to help support CLC Online students.