Monday, January 21, 2013

A Guide to Getting Started at ELI


Are you registered for an ELI course and wondering what’s next?  Below are some hints to get you started.
§  Sign up for Eli Orientation , a one hour webinar introducing you to Eli Classes.

§  Reach out to an Eli Counselor; they can clarify any concerns you might have regarding courses to take. They can also help you develop a plan to complete your degree or academic goals.  Visit the Eli Courses webpage to learn more about distance learning.

§  Get familiar with Blackboard , with some step-by-step instructions.

§  Receive Quick-Start syllabus , in the mail. The syllabus will explain where to begin in your ELI courses. If you have not received it within 3 days after the course has started, contact ELI Registration at .
§  Know your Course Length/Dates. Online courses may be 16 weeks, 12 weeks, 10 weeks, 8 weeks, 6 weeks, or 4 weeks in length; each course has specific start, refund, first assignment due date, withdrawal, and end dates you should be aware of when you select a particular course. Click Here to view dates/descriptions.

§  Utilize your Resources. Know you have Student Success Coaches who aim to help students struggling with their distance learning courses. Email:, (703)764-5076.

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