- What are the software/hardware requirements for my PC?
Operating System - Windows 98, ME, NT, XP, or Vista
Platform -PC with Pentium II (Pentium III or higher recommended)
Internet Explorer 7.0 (free download), Firefox (free download)
Word 97 or higher
Excel 97 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
Daily Internet access
High speed (highly recommended)
Dial up – With large file sizes, your computer could function slower on the Internet with dial-up
access. Please be patient.
- What computer skills do I need to take an online class? Students enrolled in online classes should be:
- Able to keyboard
- Familiar with Internet search engines and navigation features
- Able to perform other computer skills as identified in the course syllabus
- What is Moodle? Moodle is a learning management system that will extend the classroom, stimulate student engagement, provide active learning, and encourage interaction. The communication and collaboration tools in Moodle are comprehensive and easy to use. A tutorial will be available in the summer, 2011.
- How do I know what will be required in my online class? You can access general information about your class by logging into the Moodle learning management system and to view available classes. The course syllabus will include information about what is required for successful completion and expectations for the class.
- How do I access my online class? Log in to the Student Portal and click to enter Moodle. To see a visual tutorial on how to make these steps, click on: Accessing your Online Class.
- Do I still need textbooks for an online class? Yes. Your instructor will include a list of textbooks required for the class, as well as optional materials. You can view this information prior to registration by viewing the class syllabus in Moodle. Specific textbook information is available through the Nebraska Bookstore website.
- Do I need to come to campus anytime during my online class? Each class is different and this information will be included in the syllabus. Most classes will require that you take tests on campus; however, your class syllabus will provide this information. If you live 60 miles away from campus, you can take your test(s) at another location where proctoring arrangements have been made between that institution and Lincoln University. For proctoring arrangements, please contact your instructor.
- Where do I go to take a test for an online course? Most tests will be taken on-campus. The date, time, and location of the test will be provided in the course syllabus. If you are not required to take your test on campus, this information will be included in the class syllabus. Proctoring guidelines are available in the Continuing Education office, 110 Martin Luther King Hall, (573) 681-5206, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Possible locations include: extension centers, libraries, high school counselors, private testing facilities, and other colleges/universities. For more information, click to visit our knowledge base for students
- How can I be successful in an online class?
- Whether you are new to online learning or have taken other classes, refer to "How to be Successful in an Online Course" to tips and guidelines for what to expect in an online course.
- Visit our online knowledge base for students
- Ask your instructor for help, don't wait until the class is over to talk about problems.
- Visit the Center for Innovative Instruction in 18 MLK or call them at 573-681-5777.
- How do I take the placement test for an online mathematics course? Counseling and Career Services provides testing services on campus. The mathematics placement test must be taken on campus.
- Who do I contact for online academic advising? If you did not select a major when you were admitted, the Center for Advisement will assist you in advisement and registration. If you have selected a major, contact the academic department for advisement and registration.
- Are library services available to online students? Yes. Page Library has state-of-the-art electronic resources available for students to access either at the library or on-line. You must be a Lincoln University student with a login/password in order to access the electronic resources.
- If I have a disability, can I still take an online course? Yes. Each computer lab on campus has one computer that is ADA compliant with Windows Eyes 6.0 software. The Counseling and Career Services will provide assistance to those students who have a disability. However, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure their computer is ADA compliant with the technology needed for their completion of the class.
- What is the LU Online plagiarism policy? As published in the Student Handbook (Article III, Paragraph B), plagiarism is subject to disciplinary sanctions. Lincoln University has site licenses for plagiarism software. Students and instructors have access to this software to detect plagiarism.
- If I’m having difficulty with a class, who do I contact for assistance? If you are having difficulty with the content of the class, contact your instructor by e-mail or telephone. Their contact information is part of the course syllabus, or use PeopleFinder. If this is not successful, contact the department head or the Center for Innovative Instruction. You can also call the Center for Innovative Instruction from 8am-10pm, daily: 573-681-5777. Tutoring services are available through the Center for Academic Enrichment.
- HELP? If you are having technical difficulty accessing your class, help resources are available for the following items:
- MOODLE - Jason Shelvy or (573) 681-5778.
- Login/Password - OIT Help Desk at email@example.com or (573) 681-5888.