Do I Have What It Takes?

Recommended Software
Microsoft Word is the word processing software program recommended for online learning classes. Students should use this program when preparing documents to be emailed to instructors. Instructors on IECC campuses utilize this program and may not be able to open documents prepared in software programs such as Word Perfect.  Microsoft Office 365 is available for download at no charge via the student's Entrata account

Recommended System Requirements
Click here to view recommended system requirements needed to access the Entrata portal and participate in web enhanced, hybrid, or online classes at IECC. 

Skills and Abilities/CIS 1104 Intro Learning Services Online
All students new to online and hybrid learning are required to take course CIS 1104 Intro Learning Services Online to help determine if online learning is for them. The course is fully online and takes a student through a wide variety of areas of online learning. Students who have completed online courses at other institutions may be waived from CIS 1104, based on student records verification.

Course Description
CIS1104 is an assessment of a student's skill and ability to effectively learn via course(s) instructed online. Topics include evaluating a student's learning style, basic computer and web browsing skills, and web based learning tools. Emphasis will be placed on using computer hardware and software to access online resources and programs. In addition, various learning methods will be presented to help the student evaluate if online learning is right for him/her. 

Student will successfully demonstrate: 

  • The basic ability to use computer hardware such as mouse, keyboard, disks, and modem.
  • A basic understanding of using web browsers, web based learning tools, and other software needed in online courses.
  • The ability to evaluate his/her own learning style and if it is compatible with online learning. 

About the Course: 

  • Can be completed in a day
  • .5 credit hours awarded upon completion
  • Fully online 

The course transitions a student into Canvas, the LMS (learning management system) used by IECC.