Online Orientation: Introduction
Students who register for De Anza College Distance Learning courses might be required to attend an on-campus first class meeting or complete this online orientation. Please check specific instructions from the course syllabus for details. In this orientation you will be introduced to the facilities and resources available to De Anza Distance Learning students. Please review the information carefully. There is a quiz to help you evaluate your readiness for being a distance learning student. This orientation consists of three parts:
By selecting a topic in the navigation bar to the left, you can view topic pages of the orientation in any order. It is recommended, however, that you go through the pages in sequence.
Students must complete and submit the Student Information Form at the end of this online orientation for each course in order to receive credit for completing the course online orientation. If you are enrolled in more than one Distance Learning course, you must complete the online orientation and submit the Student Information Form for each class.
Note: Students who enroll in a distance learning course and who do not attend the first class meeting or complete the online orientation will be dropped from the course to make room for students on waiting lists.
Depending on your course and your instructor, some of the functions described may not be used for your class. However, you will likely encounter these functions in future online learning courses.
Once again, welcome to De Anza Distance Learning. We hope that this orientation helps you to be successful as a distance learner.
Building: MLC 250