Looking for guidance on being a successful online learner and how to translate your new skills and degree into a career? These guides are designed to help, offering tips, tools, and insights to help you thrive at COD Online.
Here you can find tips from current and past online students at COD on how to succeed at online learning.
Want to know what it takes to ace an online math course? Student Terry Blaszczak offers her advice on what students need to do in order to succeed. View Video
In this video, you'll learn some valuable tips for time management in your online courses from student Clayton C. Johnsen. View Video
Get some general tips on organization, scheduling, and engagement from Marta that will help you be a happier, more successful online student. View Video
Online student Zoya Khan explains why it's so important to stay in contact with your instructor in an online course. View Video
These resources will help you build your technical skills, from navigating the web to understanding the College's learning management system.
- Student Resources for Blackboard: Have a question about using Blackboard? These resources from IT may be able to help.
Being an online student comes with its own unique set of challenges. These resources will help you develop your academic skills to make you a stronger student and to ensure you get the most out of your courses.
- Procrastinate No More: A Time Management Guide for Online Students (PDF)
- Learn the Lingo: A New Student's Guide to College of DuPage Terminology (PDF)
- COD Library Research Guides
Most college students aren't just taking courses for the fun of it; they want to translate their college credit into degrees and ultimately a job. These resources from the Library and Career Services offer support and guidance in making the leap between college and a career.
- The Job Search Guide
- Guide to Resume Writing
- Guide to Cover Letter Writing
- The Career and College Information Collection
- Career Services Workshops Note: some workshops are available online, some are on-campus only
For more help with getting started or furthering your career, visit the Career Services homepage.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other suggestions for online resources that you think could help you or other online learners be more successful.