Tips for Success

At MCC, we are dedicated to your success. Before registering for an online course, please check the list below for requirements and expectations:

Technology Expectations

  • Have access to a reliable computer and accessories like a Webcam and microphone.*
  • Identify and use compatible web browsers, along with Internet search engines.
  • Be knowledgeable of software like Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Be familiar with the “Attach File” function in Microsoft Outlook (.pdf, .rtf, .doc, etc.).

Attitudes/Personal Skill Expectations

  • Manage time well and be motivated to work on your own.
  • Be proactive and contact professors (if needed) even though you have never met in-person.
  • Be a self-starter and complete tasks with mainly written instructions.
  • Be open to using new technology, teaching practices, and learning methods.

*Students may use resources and technology at the MCC Library.

Check out the following list to make your online learning experience more enjoyable and successful:

Tips for Success

  • Designate a set time and place to work on your course. Try to stick to this schedule.
  • Designate a quiet place to work that is free from distractions.
  • Contact your professor early on in the semester and as soon as you experience any type of struggle or misunderstanding.
  • Expect the rigor of a face-to-face class.
  • Expect to put in extra time for assignments and studying.
  • Print your syllabus and use it to help you stay organized.
  • Work on your course any time you can.
  • Form connections with your instructor and peers.
  • Brush up on your technology skills.
  • Try not to get too far behind on coursework.
  • Seek help from family and friends with personal or home commitments.
  • Use campus resources.