Learning online can be intimidating at first. Knowing the applications you will use in your online courses and feeling comfortable using those applications will dissipate your concerns.
Digital skills for online learning at UCalgary Continuing Education
Online learning is learning enabled by digital technology. You will use a computer and applications when taking courses online. Most applications will be accessed through the Internet, making internet access vital when taking an online course.
The applications most used in UCalgary Continuing Education courses are D2L, Zoom, OneDrive, and Word Online. Watch the video of each application to get an idea about how you may use them in your online course.
D2L is your online classroom. It has many different sections that contain everything you will need to access content, communicate with your instructor and peers, submit assignments and more.
Word Online is a version of Microsoft Word that you can use collaboratively in your web browser. If Word Online is a tool required in your online course, then you will access Word Online using a UCalgary email address and account.
Word Online is not utilized in all Continuing Education courses at this time.