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eLearning is defined as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction occurs when student and instructor are not in the same place. Technology is being utilized to allow learners to receive education irrespective of time and location. In most online learning situations, the education is occurring asynchronously (i.e. the learners are not accessing the information at the same time it is offered nor at the same time that other learners may.

eLearning classes at Shelton State Community College teach the same competencies as classes offered on campus; the difference is in the delivery. Instead of attending a class where an instructor provides a lecture and leads a classroom discussion, eLearning classes are delivered over the Internet. Using computer technology, students and instructors can overcome the complications of time, geography, and career commitments.

The eLearning classes offered at Shelton State Community College are based on the same instructional outcomes and objectives as traditional on-campus classes and will require approximately 6-9 hours per week during the semester to complete the work. These classes require as much commitment as any class offered on campus. They require dedicated, ongoing, and regular online participation.

eLearning students are expected to become familiar with the policies and procedures in the Shelton State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.

All coursework must be submitted on Canvas, the College’s Learning Management System (LMS). You must have regular access to a computer equipped with the following:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Latest Version)
  • Windows 7/8/10 (32/64 bit) or Mac OSX (Yosemite or higher). The LockDown Browser application used by the College will not work on Chromebooks.
  • Memory:  4 GB RAM minimum, 8GB RAM preferred
  • Remote Proctor does not support non-English operating systems
  • Hard drive:  20 GB of free space
  • Screen resolution:  Minimum 1024 x 768
  • Internet connection:  High speed (DSL, Cable, or LAN) is required.  Dialup, cellular high speed and satellite internet service are not supported. 200kbs minimum upload speed is required. Please check with your Internet provider to help ensure you meet this requirement.
  • Webcam
  • Microphone

You are expected to have a back-up plan in the event your computer has operational problems, you lose electricity, or you lose Internet access. These factors are not an excuse for late or incomplete submission of assignments nor are they acceptable reasons for an assignment deadline extension. Most public libraries, school libraries, university libraries, etc., have computers with Internet access and are available for use by the public.

eLearning Orientation (ELO 100) is designed to ensure that students are prepared for the online teaching/learning environment. Emphasis is placed on self motivation, time management skills, individual learning styles, and technical skills needed in an online environment. This course is a prerequisite to all online classes.

Steps to complete ELO 100

  1. Read Frequently Asked Questions about ELO 100.
  2. Log in, self register and complete ELO in Canvas. You’ll use your “S” number as your username.
  3. Once you have successfully completed ELO 100, you will be able to register for any online class.

ELO instructors usually complete all grading within 1 to 2 business days. Students can register for online courses once their ELO score appears on their Test Scores (see below). For questions or assistance with ELO 100, email elearning@sheltonstate.edu or call 205.391.2343.

Nursing Students

Nursing students will need to print their ELO 100 scores and submit them to the department. To print your ELO score:

  1. Log into myShelton at https://my.sheltonstate.edu/.
  2. Click on the Student tab.
  3. Click “View Student Information” under “Student Records.”
  4. Click the “Student” button on the menu.
  5. Click “Student Records.”
  6. Click “View Test Scores.”

You should see your ELO score listed on the page.

ELO 100 – eLearning Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ELO 100?

eLearning Orientation (ELO) is designed to ensure that students are prepared for the online teaching/learning environment. Emphasis is placed on self motivation, time management skills, individual learning styles, and technical skills needed in an online environment. This course is a prerequisite to all online classes.

Is there a cost for ELO 100?

No, there is no charge.

Who has to take ELO 100?

Any student who plans to take an online class at Shelton State must successfully complete ELO 100 prior to registering for an online class.

If I have taken online classes before do I have to take it?

ELO 100 is required of all students regardless of past online experience.

Can I take ELO 100 if I am not planning to take an online class this semester?

Yes, once a student successfully completes ELO 100, he/she can register for an online class any semester.

When is ELO 100 offered?

ELO 100 is offered each semester.

How do I register?

Current students may self register online through Canvas (click here to register). All incoming freshman must complete an application for admission (and submit a valid ID).

How do I access the class after I register?

ELO 100 will be completed in Canvas. After self registering for ELO 100, the course will be visible in your My Courses under Courses in which you are enrolled list.  Log into Canvas.

Do I have to take it each semester?

No, once a student completes ELO 100, he/she can enroll in online classes.

Is there a book required?

No.

How long does it take to complete ELO 100?

The time will vary based on a student’s skill level.

How long will I have access to ELO 100?

Registration is now open for ELO 100. You must successfully complete ELO 100 (receive 22 out of 22 points) before you can register for any online classes.

Will I receive credit for ELO 100?

No, ELO 100 is a noncredit class.

Will I receive a grade for ELO 100?

If a student receives the 22 out of 22 points, it is recorded as a test grade in the students account. Students may check their total number of points in the course by accessing the “Grades” link in Canvas.

Once I have completed ELO 100, how will I know my grade?

Your work for ELO 100 is checked by the staff on a daily basis. Once you have a score of 22, your test grade will generally be posted by the end of the next business day in myShelton. Students may check their total number of points in the course by accessing the “Grades” option in Canvas.

If I do not successfully pass ELO 100 the first time, how many times can I take it?

A student who fails to successfully complete ELO 100 after two attempts cannot reattempt the course until they complete the tutorial program. A student who fails to pass ELO 100 on the third attempt will be referred to the Advising Center for advising before he/she can enroll in ELO 100 again.

Does this count for my course load or financial aid?

No.

Once I complete ELO 100 when will I be able to register for an online class?

Your work for ELO 100 is checked by the staff on a daily basis. Once you have a score of 22, your test grade will generally be posted by the end of the next business day in myShelton. Once your test grade for ELO 100 has been posted, you will be able to register for an online class.

What happens if I choose not to complete ELO 100?

A student will not be able to register for any online classes.

Will ELO 100 appear on my official transcript?

No.

For questions or assistance with ELO 100, email elearning@sheltonstate.edu or call 205.391.2343.

eLearning courses are required to have at least two proctored assessments, one of which must be the final exam.  All students are required to present a valid form of photo identification at the time of the proctored exam.  Proctored exams may be administered on campus by the instructor, by Shelton State Community College Testing and Assessment, by a testing center affiliated with the National College Testing Association (NCTA), or through the College’s remote proctoring system.  The College’s remote proctoring system utilizes a webcam and lockdown browser to ensure proper student identification and a secure testing environment.

No fees are charged to Shelton State students for proctored exams administered on campus by the instructor or the College’s testing lab.  Fees may be charged for off campus proctoring services.  Students are responsible for any fees associated with these services.