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Distance Education Course Orientation Components

The orientation provides distance education students with the critical information they need to get started and be successful in a class. Instructors are required to provide an orientation for each distance education course section.

A well-structured orientation establishes the foundation and sets the tone for student-instructor communication for the semester. It should include an overview of course objectives, a list of instructional materials and technologies to be used, state the instructor’s expectations, and describe ACC and distance education support resources.