Online Student Self Assessment
Directions: The following items measure your ability to perform different tasks. There are no right or wrong answers so your first reaction is usually best. Please do not omit any items. If an item does not relate to you, rate it as Not Applicable. As you respond to each question, a response will be given. At the end of the assessment select Compute my score! to receive a comprehensive evaluation of your assessment.
  • Do not change your answer during the test as it will ruin the score. You may do this after scoring is calculated to see the other answers.
  • If you make a mistake, hit Clear below to restart the test!

1. I have access to an up-to-date computer running Windows 7 or later. [more...]
Not Applicable
Strongly Disagree
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Agree
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2. I have access to a reliable Internet connection through an up-to-date computer. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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3. I am able to work and learn independently with little direction. [more...]
Not Applicable
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4. I manage time well and can set my own schedule. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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5. I am capable of sending and receiving E-mail. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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6. I am capable of attaching files to an E-mail message. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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7. I am capable of using standard word processing software. [more...]
Not Applicable
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8. I am capable of managing files on a computer. [more...]
Not Applicable
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9. I can download and/or install new software when necessary. [more...]
Not Applicable
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10. I can copy and paste text using a computer. [more...]
Not Applicable
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11. I am capable of using discussion boards online. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Strongly Agree
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12. I am comfortable communicating through writing and typing. [more...]
Not Applicable
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13. I take responsibility for my learning. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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14. I am self-motivated and self-disciplined. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Strongly Agree
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15. When I have a problem, I am capable of asking for help starting with my instructor. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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16. I am willing and able to commit 10-12 hours per week per course. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Strongly Agree
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17. I am willing to maintain regular contact with my instructor. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Strongly Agree
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18. I am capable of problem-solving and decision-making. [more...]
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Strongly Agree
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19. I can set goals and achieve them. [more...]
Not Applicable
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Strongly Agree
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20. I can explore new things without being intimidated. [more...]
Not Applicable
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21. I do not give up easily, even when confronted with obstacles. [more...]
Not Applicable
Strongly Disagree
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22. I feel that high-quality learning can take place without going to a face-to-face classroom. [more...]
Not Applicable
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
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Agree
Strongly Agree
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23. I have a place to study that is free from distractions. [more...]
Not Applicable
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24. I have good reading comprehension skills. [more...]
Not Applicable
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25. I like to get things done because I am not a procrastinator. [more...]
Not Applicable
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neither Disagree nor Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
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In order to increase one’s chances of success in an online class;

  1. The individual should access and complete the tutorials below that meet the respective deficit characteristics set.
  2. If a Computer Skills deficiency is identified, completion of a basic computer applications course prior to enrolling in an online course is recommended.
  3. If an Academic characteristic deficiency is identified, completion of an introductory English (composition and rhetoric) course prior to enrolling in an online course is recommended.
  4. One should consider using the following strategies once enrolled in an online course:
  • Keep an electronic calendar of assignment due dates that sends audible reminders (alarms).
  • Establish rapport with a classmate quickly and obtain his/her feedback on assignments prior to submitting them for grading. 
  • Discuss the deficit area with the course instructor early to determine how much of an impact he/she feels it will be, given the course requirements.

Links to Online Tutorials

Study Skills Self-help Information, Virginia Tech University, Division of Student Affairs http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html

Keller, C. A., Strategies for Success: For Online Learners, Alamo Community College District http://www.accd.edu/sac/history/keller/accdit/SSOindex.htm
 



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