Online Learning Quiz

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll tell you if you are ready to start taking college courses online. Simply answer the 10 questions below, then decide if you are ready to enroll.


  1. My need to take this course is:
    high- I need it immediately for a degree, job, or other important reason.
    moderate- I could take it on campus later or substitute another course.
    low- it is a personal interest that could be postponed.
  2. Having face-to-face interaction is:
    not particularly important to me.
    somewhat important to me.
    very important to me.
  3. I would classify myself as someone who:
    often gets things done ahead of time.
    needs reminding to get things done on time.
    puts things off until the last minute.
  4. Classroom discussion is:
    rarely helpful to me.
    sometimes helpful to me.
    almost always helpful to me.
  5. When an instructor hands out directions for an assignment, I prefer:
    figuring out the instructions myself.
    trying to follow the directions on my own, then asking for help as needed.
    having the instructions explained to me.
  6. I need faculty to constantly remind me of due dates and assignments:
  7. Considering my professional and personal schedule, the amount of time I have to work on an online course is:
    more than for a campus course.
    the same as for a class on campus.
    less than for a class on campus.
  8. When I am asked to use email, computers, or other new technologies presented to me:
    I look forward to learning new skills.
    I feel apprehensive, but try anyway.
    I put it off or try to avoid it.
  9. As a reader, I would classify myself as:
    good- I usually understand the text without help.
    average- I sometimes need help to understand the text.
    below average- I often need help to understand the text.
  10. If I have to go to campus to take exams or complete work:
    I have difficulty getting to campus, even in the evenings and on weekends.
    I may miss some lab assignments or exam deadlines if campus labs are not open evenings and weekends.
    I can go to campus anytime.