Online Orientation

All new Online students are are encouraged to participate in an online orientation prior to their first course. Students are encouraged to participate in this orientation to ease the transition into the online learning environment. The purpose of orientation is to allow the student to become familiar with the expectations of Grace Online and Grace Christian University, to provide an opportunity for students to ask questions, and to allow the student to become familiar with the online environment, writing expectations, and resources.

Topics Covered:

• Curriculum Design and the Blackboard Learning Management System

• Communicating with peers, faculty, and staff

• Posting in Discussion Forums

• Resources (Library, Microsoft Office, Writing Resources)

• Improving Your Writing Skills and APA Formatting

• General program expectations