Orientation to Online Learning at BYU-Idaho: TranscriptWelcome to Online Learning at BYU-Idaho. We are excited that you have enrolled in an online course. This video will help you know what to expect as you proceed with your course. If this is the first course that you have taken online, it is normal to feel a bit nervous or apprehensive. Don’t worry. What may seem like a daunting task will soon becomesecond nature to you, and there will be many people to help you along the way including:your instructor,the computer Help Desk (ext. 9000 – McKay Library 322),and the Online Support Center (ext. 1800).One of the first things that you need to be aware of is that online courses are notindependent study. In other words, you cannot take online courses at your own pace. It would be very unwise, for example, for you to wait until week four to catch up on all of the work in weeks one through three.While courses cannot be completed at your own pace, online courses do have a tremendous amount of schedule flexibility which you won’t find in regular face–to–face classes. For example, you can easily juggle your course work around a work or class schedule. The important thing to remember is that you will have regular due dates each week and you will need to set aside time in your schedule to complete the multiple weekly tasks and assignments. In most cases, these assignments cannot be made up if you miss the due date. As in on–campus courses, you should expect to spend three to four hours per credit hour per week working on your online course. For example, a three credit course requires approximately nine to twelve hours of work per week. You should plan a period of time into your daily schedule to work on your course.