FAQ

Who takes online courses?
People choose to learn from home for a number of different reasons. Some enjoy the independence, some are homebound, some find it an easier way to balance education and life, and some appreciate the ability to learn at their own pace.

 
What means "Online"?
You can access our elearning environment using any Internet connection, anytime, anywhere. Choose the time and place that works for you! Participate in group discussion, post your exercises and assignments, and review feedback. Much of your course work can be done offline, too.
 

What technology do I need to take an online course?
It’s always a smart idea to think about your computer set up before enrolling in an online course. A lot of today’s online courses require that students view streaming videos and other multimedia, so having the right equipment is essential. Please ask the office for their specific requirements.

 
Online - does it mean alone?
Far from it. When you enroll, you gain a lifelong community of professionals who have chosen a path of learning and growth.
 

Is it hard to learn how to use the eLearning environment?
Not at all. Using the elearning environment is similar to using e-mail, your computer at work, or any software program.
UNIGIS approach to online learning:
- Provide orientation that helps new learners quickly learn their way around.
- Don't let the technology get in the way of learning.
- Build the courses to accommodate people’s different levels of proficiency

 
How do I receive and hand in assignments?
All assignments are available in your eLearning environment. All activities are clearly organized in the syllabus. You can view all assignments, due dates, and grading criteria to help you plan. You can view and print assignments, discuss them with your colleagues, and ask for feedback from your instructor. The elearning platform also allows you to submit your assignments in a drop box.

 
How do I interact with my instructor and learning colleagues?
One of the greatest strengths of the online learning environment is the opportunity to discuss issues and gain ideas from your instructors and other learners.