Distance Education

Is Distance Education Right for Me?
Distance-learning students need to be self-directed and self-motivated in their approach to learning and possess effective study skills and habits. Read on about Successful Distance Learners or complete the Self-Assessment Survey.

Successful Distance Learners
A successful distance learning student needs a self-directed style and will complete the course:

  • By having a sincere desire to learn independently with consistent self-motivation
  • By maintaining self-discipline and avoiding procrastination
  • By communicating effectively with instructors and fulfilling course requirements in a timely manner

Building blocks to success include:

  • Regular contact with the instructor
  • Confirming technology requirements
  • Login early and often
  • Careful reading of all information provided
  • Buying of required text and study materials
  • Effective utilization of media and supplemental components
  • Reading and studying text and related materials
  • Timely completion of assignments and examinations as directed by the individual instructor
  • Student's active participation throughout the quarter
  • Need help with Canvas call their support line 24/7: 

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      (Or click on Help menu in Canvas)

  • Contact UCC Online if you need additional assistance


Helpful Site for More Information
Distance Education & Training Council - for information about accreditation nationwide.

Online Course Pros and Cons Video - A professor discusses her experiences taking online courses and helps you weigh the pros and cons.