NOTE TO FACULTY: In my class, I call this assignment "Are You Ready?"
Online courses are a great option for students who might have difficulty attending classes on campus, or who enjoy alternative learning environments. I want to be sure that each of you is prepared for success in this course, regardless of how many online courses you've taken. Therefore, I'd like you to complete the Smarter Measure analysis to help you evaluate your preparedness and access resources that can help you to improve your specific areas requiring improvement. This is NOT a test and I will NOT see your results.
To earn assignment points for completing the Smarter Measure analysis, I'd like you to write a short paragraph that describes the following:
- The one strength that will help you the most to succeed in this course.
- The area where you have the most concerns and how you intend to use suggested resources to improve that area so you can be successful.
- You're also welcome to ask me questions or request specific help in this paragraph. We have an online student success coach and I can refer you to her for additional help, if you're very concerned about getting started in this course.
To write the summary paragraph, click "Submit Assignment" button on the right. Then you'll be provided with a text box in which to write your paragraph. When finished, click "Submit Assignment" again.
While this analysis takes some time (approx. 30 minutes), it will be well worth it in the long run. I am including it because I want you to be successful in this course!
Ready to begin? Click here to access the Smarter Measure page.