Prepare to Learn Online

Your successful online learning experience begins here.

The Online Learning Orientation Tool (OLOT) is designed to help students and mentors gain a better understanding of how online learning works.

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The tool will help students identify the level of commitment they will need embrace to be successful in their courses while also helping them to understand the skills needed for completion.


Online Learning Orientation Tool

OLOT is a self-paced learning tool designed to help students understand what online learning requires and introduce the skills and knowledge that are key to success.


Other resources

Online Learner Readiness Rubric
The Online Learner Readiness Rubric asks a student to address his or her readiness for online learning.


Getting Started Guide

The Getting Started Guide will walk users through the OLOT guide.


Mentors make the difference

Making sure mentors have what they need to succeed is important to Michigan Virtual, so we created a custom OLOT tool just for you. Mentoring Basics is a training model for mentors that outlines the distinct roles and responsibilities of all involved in online learning, the online course environment, and scenario-based advice from practicing mentors.

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