Thank you for visiting American University’s Student Online Learning Orientation. Here you can find information that will help you prepare for your upcoming online course. Learning online is a different experience from face-to-face classroom learning, so becoming familiar with the environment is important before beginning your course.
This orientation contains two parts:
- The edspace.american.edu/studentonline website, which will provide you with information about what you should expect from an online course, what you may need, how the course will work, and what you can do to be successful.
- The Online Learning Orientation self-enroll Blackboard course, where you can apply what you’ve learned. Practice using Blackboard, which is the Learning Management System (LMS) that you will be using throughout your online course.