Pretty easy, overall.
I wold recommend this class because it explains how to navigate the on line classroom. If you are technologically challenged like myself, this orientation is invaluable. It gives you tutorials on where to find learning activities, assignments, RESOURCES (like how I slipped that in there!) from the University Library and so much more. It also explains how to use Microsoft Office, communicate with your instructor and classmates, and use all aspects of the online classroom. My advice is to pay attention to the Orientation, even if you're computer savvy. If you don't, you'll regret it!
I think the highlights of this course were the Syllabus, the Assignment Carousel, and the Attendance and Participation tutorial. I learned how to follow the Syllabus as well as learned where to find the Topics and Objectives section which ensures that you learned the intended lessons from the learning activities. I also learned how to navigate the Assignment Carousel which contains all the assignments that are due for the week. The Assignment Carousel is fantastic because it reminds you which assignments you have and haven't done that week. Last but not least, the Attendance and Participation tutorial explained how exactly you earned your attendance and participation credits for the week. I believe this was the most important part of orientation, solely because it's an online course so you don't have roll call every morning. I learned that going to college on line does not have to be overwhelming or confusing if you pay attention to this Orientation and utilize all the RESOURCES (oops, there I go again!) that are offered.
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If you are considering this course I would say stop thinking about taking it and just take it already! I highly doubt you don't learn anything from it, especially if it's your first time taking on line classes through University of Phoenix. Everything that the on line classroom entails is not self explanatory. That was my opinion. The worst that could happen is you learn absolutely nothing and finish all the work for the 3 week course in one week. I don't suggest it simply to learn how to navigate the on line classroom, though. It also helps with career readiness. And I don't really see how anyone could not benefit from that. Unless of course you're in your dream career....but if so why are you taking an orientation class at college! Get back to work already!