When can I start?
Juan de Fuca Distributed Learning (JDFDL) online courses begin every Monday afternoon where you attend an orientation giving you instructions on how to use either WebCT or Blackboard.
We recommend you register at least two weeks before the scheduled start.
How do I get my books?
Textbooks are generally not provided until after you complete the first unit. All textbook references are available online as a pdf file, if needed for the first unit. After completing the first unit, textbooks are assigned to you when the postdated payment is made. If you need the materials mailed to you, please tell us this when you register.
How do I get started?
All students registering for one or more academic courses will be registered in JDFDL's Learning Strategies course. At the time of registration, you will be given a choice of dates for the orientation session. (Always Monday afternoons from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm) You are required to attend this orientation and start your Learning Strategies course which leads towards your academic course. At the orientation, you will be given your login ID and password. The oreintation session will take up to two hours and is mandatory for enrolling in JDFDL online courses and programs.
During the orientation session, you will be shown:
How to access your course
How to complete the assignments and tests
How to send a mail message to your online instructor
The Learning Strategies course asks you to delvelop a schedule to complete your assignments, prepare for quizzes and learn how to be successful in an online course.
Students can send mail messages to their online instructor for assistance throughout the course and are encouraged to come into the Academic Assistant / DL Support room located at 814 Goldstream Ave. at Westshore Centre, Room 102 (9:00 - 11:30 am, 12:00 - 3:00pm, and 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Monday to Thursday,) for additional assistance.