Ready for Online?
Online Teaching Methods used at Clemson
Exams and assignments are also unique to each class, designed by Clemson’s outstanding faculty and supported by Clemson Online's quality assurance services. Course content often includes participating in class discussions on Canvas, collaborating with classmates in group projects through email and video, participating in research with faculty and peers, and taking part in proctored exams.
The process of registering for online courses at Clemson is the same as it is for traditional courses. Current students should consult their academic advisor for assistance with choosing the best course offerings to complete their degree. Don't hesitate to contact the Registrar for additional help with registering.
For questions about individual courses, contact the professor or department offering the course for further details.
Tips for online success
Self Assessment of Online Learning Readiness
Step 1: Answer each question below with a yes or no and keep track of your responses.
- I am comfortable with computers, email, and internet technology.
- I understand that online learning is different from traditional classroom learning and will require an equal or greater amount of work.
- I enjoy corresponding with people online.
- I am a self-directed and self-motivated person capable of working independently.
- I can manage my study time efficiently to complete assignments on time.
- I enjoy learning new computer skills and programs.
- Typing is easy for me.
- I am comfortable expressing my thoughts in writing.
- I have reliable access to a computer with a high-speed connection.
- I can download software to my computer.
- I have a reasonable tolerance for frustration when faced with problems from my computer.
- I can create, rename, and delete folders.
- I have access to and am familiar with Microsoft Word, including composing essays, copying and pasting text, printing, setting margins, adding page numbers, changing fonts, and other basic types of formatting.
- I have a compatible web browser (to verify this, access the Monroe Library's Browser Check page and follow any instructions).
- I can create, send, forward, reply to, save, and delete email messages.
- I can send, open, and save email attachments.
- I can send group emails.
- I can post messages to discussion lists.
- I can locate and access information using a web search engine.
- I can use "talk" or "chat" features for real-time communication.
Step 2: Tally the number of yes answers.
Step 3: Evaluate your readiness for online learning using the following guide.
- 18-20 yes answers: You are a very good candidate for online learning.
- 16-17 yes answers: You are a good candidate for online learning, but you may need some preparation before undertaking online learning.
- 14-15 yes answers: You may be a candidate for online learning, but you will need important preparatory work before undertaking online learning.
Adapted from Loyola University