George Brown College Students
Online Learning

Module 1



Welcome to Online Learning at George Brown College.

In this microsite we'll provide you with the tools and resources you'll need to be a successful online learner.

In this first module, you'll learn about the online platforms (and their technical requirements) you'll use for your studies. We'll also give you some tips about online etiquette and what academic integrity is at the college.

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  1. Recognize your readiness for online learning
  2. Have a better understanding of the skills you need to have as an online learner
  3. Know what online learning platforms exist at GBC, and how to access them
  4. Identify what the basic software and hardware requirements are for your courses
  5. Have an understanding of the Colleges' values, as well as our online etiquette and academic integrity policies.
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Module 2



In this module, we will go through Brightspace.

Brightspace is the online learning environment and Learning Management System (LMS) used at George Brown.

We have put together all the essential things you need to know in order to use it successfully. So on the first day of classes, all you need to think about is whether your laptop is fully charged or not!

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Have a better understanding of how to navigate Brightspace
  2. Know how to communicate with your instructors and peers
  3. Learn how to download content and upload assignments
  4. Learn how to attend online classes through Zoom or MS Teams
  5. Learn how to do online tests and where to access your grades
  6. Know who to contact if you are having issues with Brightspace
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Module 3

Academic Success Strategies


Module 3 is all about giving you the tools you need to be successful in your studies. We’ll share the effective ways to communicate with your instructors and classmates. We’ll also give you tips on how to prepare for online exams, online presentation and even online team assignments. Sorry, just because you are doing an online semester, it doesn't mean team assignments are going to stop!

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Identify effective communication strategies for online courses
  2. Develop strategies for taking tests online and how to reduce test anxiety
  3. Gain an understanding of doing effective online presentations
  4. Know the tools to use for online team assignments
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Module 4

Personal Success Strategies


This module is all about you. Yes, YOU!

So far, we have covered all of the academic things you need to know to be a successful online learner. In this module, we give you personal tips to set you up for success. We will give you some time management tips, teach you how to set up a SMART goal, help you with stress management and even how to keep yourself motivated through the whole semester.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Identify basic time management skills
  2. Learn how to set a SMART goal
  3. Have a better understanding of stress management tools
  4. Learn ways to stay motivated
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Module 5

Resource Hub


We recognize that in the last four modules we have covered a lot of information. This microsite will remain open to you, so you can come back to it as many time as you need.

But we also made this Resource Hub module where we added all the links, How To's, contact information, apps and forms in one place. This way, you can get to what you need faster.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Download important college web apps from one easy-to-find spot
  2. Find support for technical assistance
  3. Navigate the college with some essential how to's
  4. Access important contact information
  5. Get access to resources to stay healthy off-campus
  6. Apply for accessible learning & accommodations if needed
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