eLearning Resources for Students
Review this information carefully before you begin taking Online Courses with us at PBSC
Are you thinking about taking online classes at Palm Beach State College? Online courses and degrees are great for motivated, self-disciplined students whose schedules do not permit them to attend regularly scheduled on-campus course meetings, or for those who like the convenience of live-online lectures or blend of on-campus and online learning.
Test yourself with the following quizzes to see if you are a good candidate for online learning:
Prospective Student Tips
Are you thinking of studying online at Palm Beach State College? Here are some important things to consider:
- You must apply and be admitted to Palm Beach State before you can register for online classes.
- Students taking fully online classes may be asked to take online proctored and/or in-person proctored exams (at a campus testing center, or elsewhere if out of county).
- If you are not technologically proficient, online classes are likely not for you.
- Mobile devices are not supported for learning online – you MUST have a reliable PC/Mac.
- Online students can get academic help through the Student Learning Center (online tutoring available) and the College’s eLibrary.
- It is strongly recommended that you have access to an alternative computer you could use, just in case.
- Learning online is as rigorous as classroom learning, if not more.
- Even if you are an experienced distance learner, you are strongly advised to take the ELO1000 - Student Canvas Tips & Tutorials course.
Current Student Tips
If you’re like most distance learners, you love the freedom of learning at home. How great is it that you don’t have to come to campus all the time?! Along with the conveniences that online classes afford, come some important responsibilities and best practices. Here are our top ten tips for online students:
- Create a quiet, distraction-free study spot.
- Keep an electronic notebook for each class, just as if you were attending a class
- Keep a thumb drive that you use to save your work.
- Save ALL of your work!
- Know your learning style, and use that knowledge to study effectively for class.
- You have access to free tutoring, both on campus and online. Take advantage of that.
- You have access to the College library, both on campus and online.
- Use a PC or Mac for online classes – all functions of Canvas are not fully supported on mobile devices.
- Have a “Plan B” in case something goes awry.
- Do not wait till the last minute to take exams and upload assignments -- something can go wrong (even a brief power outage) and you may miss the submission deadline.