Getting Started with e-Learning
Learning Anytime, Anywhere...
If you have not taken a class electronically before, you should start by taking the eLearning Self -Assessment. This survey will help you determine if you are prepared with the skills needed to be a successful eLearning student. The survey results will provide you with an analysis of your abilities in an eLearning environment.
It is also important if you are new to eLearning that you familiarize yourself with the technical aspects of eLearning by reviewing the Getting Started Student Technology Resources brochure. This brochure is designed to introduce students to some of the technology tools and services at SUSLA. Additionally, the brochure acts as a quick start guide, providing step-by-step instructions for setting up and accessing technology tools and services.
The admissions process is no different for eLearning courses than for campus courses. You will use your Banner User ID to access Banner to complete the Online Admission Application through SUSLA’s online admissions software. Your Banner User ID differs from your student username. It is a series of numbers beginning with “9” that is generated automatically by the Banner System and is printed on your class schedule, fee sheet and Student ID card. Visit Apply Online for transfer application, international application, and re-admission application.
The registration process is no different for eLearning courses than for campus courses. You will use your Banner User ID to access Banner Web Services to register for classes through SUSLA’s online registration software. Your Banner User ID differs from your student username. It is a series of numbers beginning with “9000” that is generated automatically by the Banner System and is printed on your class schedule, fee sheet and Student ID card.
Preparing for the first day of class
As a student enrolled in an eLearning class at SUSLA, your personal computer or any other computer that you choose to access the Internet becomes the gateway to your virtual classroom. All of the course content will be delivered electronically. SUSLA’s electronically delivered courses are designed to maximize interactivity and appeal to a variety of learning styles through reading/listening, reflecting/writing, displaying and doing.
Assigned readings, quizzes, tests and writing assignments will be completed and submitted electronically. For questions or assistance regarding participation in electronic discussions with your classmates, contact your instructor. After you have completed registration, review the course website before the first day of class by clicking the name of your course in the Moodle Course Management System. This will let you know of any special instructions, books, materials needed for the course, or course requirements that must be completed prior to the first day of class. You will also find the instructors’ contact information in this website. Please note: unless indicated in the course listings, access to eLearning courses will not be available before the first day of the academic term.
Textbook information is available at the SUSLA University Bookstore.