WELCOME TO LANEY COLLEGE
Laney College

For Students

For Students

Welcome Students!

Below you will find links to various resources and FAQ’s regarding online learning at Laney College.

General Resources

Here is some basic information about whether not to take an online class and instruction on how to enroll!

Are You Ready for Online Learning?

Take a Self-Assessment 

Do you know what to expect? Do you have the technology or have access to technology to help you be successful? Are you ready for online learning?

Take a quick Self-Assessment Survey below to help you determine what technical and study skills are needed to succeed in an online class. Find out what skills or technical areas could be strengthened so that you can gain the most from your online learning experience.

You may want to print out your results and discuss them with a college counselor.

Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire – University of North Carolina 

Complete Online Readiness Tutorials

The State of California’s Online Education Initiative (OEI) has developed an innovative set of interactive tutorials and tools, which may increase your chances of success in any online course. These tutorials are interactive, helpful, and easily accessible.

Whether this is your first time taking online classes, or you have taken a few online courses in the past; you will find that these resources are tailored to your needs and are focused on enhancing the academic and technical skills needed for success in the online learning environment.

Interactive Tutorials

  1. Introduction to Online Learning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. Getting Tech Ready (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. Organizing for Online Success (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  4. Online Study Skills and Managing Time (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  5. Communication Skills for Online Learning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  6. Online Reading Strategies (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  7. Career Planning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  8. Educational Planning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  9. Instructional Support (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  10. Personal Support (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  11. Financial Planning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Interactive Tools

Moodle and Canvas

Peralta Community College District is using a new Learning Management System (LMS) called Canvas! Both Canvas and Moodle will be used during our transition period over the next three semesters. Instructors will let their students know where to login to find their courses, or you can check if your course is being taught on Canvas – see Fall 2017 Courses on Canvas.

Get started by watching the brief Orientation & Student Resources video . for an overview of how to use Canvas and what to expect in your courses. Explore the resources below for more information on how to use Canvas and Moodle.