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Online Learning Readiness Tutorial: Welcome

Miytôtâkewin. Tawaw. Bienvenue.

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Welcome to the University of Saskatchewan's Online Learning Readiness Tutorial (previously the Remote Learning Readiness Tutorial)!

Whether you are a seasoned online learner or an absolute beginner, this tutorial will help you better understand the skills associated with learning online/remotely/at a distance. It will help you determine how ready you are to learn at a distance so that you can make the most of your online classes.

Our Learning Charter outlines several student commitments and responsibilities: to learn actively, engage respectfully, and act ethically. These commitments require that you develop your ability to

  • learn independently, experientially, and collaboratively with others,
  • engage actively in the learning process through self-evaluation and reflection, and 
  • take personal responsibility for your learning.

Being an effective and committed online learner can help you develop all of these skills. Therefore, the goal of this tutorial is to help you become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses as an independent learner and to help you develop your ability to be more self-reflective and self-directed in your learning.

At the end of the tutorial, the Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire will help you determine how prepared you are to learn online. 

The Glossary of Terms explains some of the terminology associated with online/remote learning.

If you require a proof-of-completion certificate, you will need to complete the quiz at the very end.

Please note: This is not a tutorial about the equipment or software required to learn online. For help setting up your online learning workspace, please visit this Technology Tips page.

Time: The tutorial should take less than an hour to complete.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the Saskatoon campus of the University of Saskatchewan is on Treaty Six Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nation and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. We recognize that some may be completing this tutorial from other traditional Indigenous lands and ask that you take a moment to make your own Land Acknowledgement to the peoples of those lands. In doing so, we are actively participating in reconciliation as we navigate our time, learning and supporting each other.

1. "Our Learning Charter." University of Saskatchewan. 2018. Accessed November 21, 2018.

Much of the information in this tutorial is adapted from Learning to Learn Online by Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0).

The tutorial includes links to other websites and materials. If you use any of the information, please ensure to comply with the terms and conditions of use imposed by the owners or licensees of those materials. The tutorial itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 2.5 Canada License (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA) 
Please attribute this work to Student Learning Services, University Library, University of Saskatchewan.