Are you a Dual Credit student taking an Online or Hybrid course? Below is information to help you get started and tips to be a successful online learner.
NTU Student Orientation
- Student Online Orientation - This student orientation provides students with information about the many resources available at Navajo Technical University (NTU). Students learn about student services, special programs, and other student support programs. The orientation is available online and is mandatory for all students required to complete the Registration Online process. You will receive a certification of completion for finishing the online orientation. The online orientation takes about 20-40 minutes to complete. If you run out of time, you can always return to access to complete or obtain any information.
- MOODLE STUDENT ORIENTATION COURSE - Under ‘My Course’, you will see a course called: "Learner Orientation - v.3.7.”. For Students: This course will expose you to various moodle features that you will encounter during your use of this learning management system. This course will remain available for you to consult later on if you would like to look back at any of the resources or practice with activities.
Online courses offered
Before your course begins
- Obtain your textbooks; most are available at the NTU Bookstore or through other online booksellers such as amazon. Refer to your syllabus for book information.
- Check your computer requirements.
- Help with common problems can be found at: Student E-Learning Resources.
- Instructions to add a photo to your course profile can be found at: Add Your NTU ID to Your Moodle Profile.
- New to online learning? NTU Online Student Policies and Procedures can help you navigate.
- Is online learning for you? Online Learning requires computer skills, communication skills, and to be a motivated self-starter. Complete the online readiness for online learning by filling out the following assessment to get a good idea of your readiness, NTU Online Learning Readiness Quiz.
- You must have dedicated access to a computer that connects to the Internet loaded with Internet Explorer and Office Suite.
- Read the E-Learning Tips for success on how to be a successful online learner.
- Ensure you attend your online courses weekly. Refer to the online attendance policy. Online students need to login into their Learning Management System (LMS) at least 3-4 times a week.
- Do your own work. Refer to the E-Learning Student policies for more information.
Attend the first day of class
- Go to: http://moodle.navajotech.edu/, log on to Moodle using your Skyhawk ID and Password, and begin working.
- Online courses follow the NTU academic calendar. It is essential to begin working within your course on the first day of instruction.
- Additional information about Moodle can be found at: Student E-Learning.
Online Learning Transition for Students - Moving Online
This guide provides you with the key actions and resources to help you make the shift to online learning as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Login to your NTU SSO login to access Email, Moodle, and complete the following task on the first day of online learning for each of your courses.
College is different from high school
A high school student having the opportunity to take a college class is a positive experience that helps many young people grow as learners and realize their ambition of completing a college degree. But high school students taking NTU dual credit courses must understand the differences between high school and college.
|High School||In College|
|High school is mandatory and usually free||College is voluntary and tuition plus fees are associated with programs. Benefits, Dual Credit courses are free to the student – all tuition, books, and general fees are waived for participating high schools. The High Schools participating can be found on the Dual Credit Program.|
|Student can count on teachers to remind them of responsibilities and to guide them in setting priorities.||Students balance responsibilities and set priorities on their own. High school students need to be ready to take an online course. Complete the Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire help determine what you need to do to success in online learning.|
|Students are usually told in class what they need to learn from assigned readings.||It's up to the students to read and understand the assigned material. Students enrolled in an Online or Hybrid course need to check their syllabus, Moodle, or the learning platforms the professor is using to get assignments and due dates. Check your Skyhawk email for information from your professor. If you are not sure, email your professor using your skyhawk email. Getting your NTU SSO login, contacting your professors and tips for online learning success are key to a successful semester.|
|Teachers often take time to remind students of assignments and due dates.||Professors expect students to read, save, and consult the course syllabus (outline); the syllabus spells out exactly what is expected of the student, when it is due, and how it will be graded. Also, logging into Moodle for coursework and due dates.|
|Teachers carefully monitor class attendance.||Attendance in Online Courses is mandatory just as face-to-face courses. Online students need to login into their Learning Management System (LMS) at least 3-4 times a week. Please refer to your online professor’s course requirements and specifications and to ensure you are actively participating in your online course. Attendance will be tracked through the online student management system by the professor. Attendance will incorporate completion of course requirements, participation in completing course assignments and interactions with professor. If it determined that the student is not meeting attendance policy requirements set forth by NTU Catalog and the professor of the course, the following steps will instituted.|
Online study is different; set a schedule
- Online students are expected to learn mainly by engaging with online materials, supplementary resources and the completion of assessed work.
- Most college professors teaching online classes don't hold real-time online courses.
- Hybrid courses may use Zoom or some sort of communication interface.
- Make a study plan stay on track with coursework.
- Organize and set a certain amount of hours per day or week to set aside to focus on completing coursework.
- Manage your time carefully to set dedicated study time each day.
What can students do to make sure they succeed in online classes?
Taking an online college class requires students to take on a great deal of responsibility for their own learning. Being successful depends on:
- Planning study time
- Making sure you have access to the right technology. Contact the Information Technology (IT) department to get an NTU SSO account.
- Making time to read the materials and take notes
- STUDY TIME INFORMATION:
Study Time Outside of Class for Face-to-Face Courses
For every credit hour spent in a class, a student is expected to spend two hours (2) outside of class studying the course materials.
Study Time for Hybrid or Blended Courses
For a hybrid or blended course of one (1) credit hour, a student is expected to spend three (3) hours per week studying the course materials.
Study Time for Online Courses For an online course of one (1) credit hour, a student is expected to spend four hours (4) per week studying the course materials.
- STUDY TIME INFORMATION:
- Knowing where to go for help - Online Tutoring, Online Student Learning Support, Online Learning Transition, Online Orientation, Dual Credit Program, How to log into SSO Account, & Student E-Learning Resources.
What you can expect of Professors?
Every online class has a professor who is available to:
- Answer your questions about the course content
- Grade your assignments
- Help you succeed in the course
Find out more about when to contact your professor and how to reach out to them and the NTU Faculty contact information.
How can you help as a parent?
- Understand school during this period is not easy for professors, students or parents.
- Help keep students on track – if your son or daughter is studying an 16-week class, and they need to be spending 4- 6 hours per week on that class, ask them how have they planned that time and how can you help them stick to that plan.
- Students have full access to all NTU’s Student Services including library, technology support, tutoring services and Online Learning Transition for Students - Moving Online.
Support success by asking your child questions like: What assignments are you looking forward to completing this week? Or: Tell me something new you learned today.
Online tools and resources
- Whether you are taking classes online or in person, it is important you know how to log in to the Moodle portal and access your class.
- Make sure you can access your NTU Skyhawk email and read all communication from your professor.
- Prepare for future instruction through the E-Learning Support page by visiting the Tutorials.
- Your professor will provide you with a syllabus and clear deadlines for completing your coursework each week. To succeed in your classes, prepare to meet these deadlines and log in to your course site at least once every 48 hours.
- It would be best to spend between eight to 4-6 hours each week for each course you have enrolled.
- Need more help? NTU offers a variety of resources for our students. Contact your Dual Credit Office if you need more assistance.
- For Course Support: refer to your Moodle course for contact information at Moodle.
- For additional Technical Support call (505) 786-4208 Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For online technical support, go to http://www.navajotech.edu/about/it-dept.
Helpful Student Videos
- How to Access Moodle
- 24/7 Online Tutoring(Net Tutor) and Whiteboard Collaboration Tool
- How to access your Student Email
- How to access MyNTU
- How to Check for Assignments
- How to Check Your Internet Connection
- Designate Specific Times & Study Space
What are the different meeting types or modes of course delivery?
Web-Enhanced course is a traditional course offered face-to-face using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course.
Hybrid-blended (HYB) course is half face-to-face and the other half involves using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course.
Online course (ONL) is offered fully online using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course. You will need to contact your instructor if they are using a different LMS besides Moodle.
Face-to-Face course is a traditional course that will not use technology in the classroom.
Additional Questions about your Online Course:
Coleen Arviso, Ph.D.
Director of E-Learning
Navajo Technical University
Text Cell: (505) 728-7069 [Ensure you include your full name, course name, and number, a meaningful and clear message - example: Jane Miller, Spring 2021 - need help accessing SP21 SSC 100 ONL College Success Course in Moodle]