Welcome to Online Education!
Learning in the online environment can be a rewarding and valuable experience, but it is important that you know what to expect throughout your journey. That’s where ONE 1500 comes in. Any student enrolled in an online or hybrid course will be required to complete Online Navigation Essentials (ONE 1500), a one-time online orientation. These self-paced lessons and activities provide necessary and essential skills for online learning.
The Online Navigation Essentials (ONE 1500) orientation module, found in Canvas, contains helpful hints and tips which provide an introduction to the online environment. The information provided will help you become familiar with the software and terminology important to online learning.
Completing ONE 1500 before accessing your online or hybrid courses is essential to being successful in this style of learning. Keep in mind, you must succesfully complete ONE 1500 before you can enroll in future courses.
What to expect?
During ONE 1500, you will complete various activities which will help you determine if online learning is right for you and assist you in navigating this style of learning. Our goal is to make your online learning experience a successful and rewarding one. ONE 1500 will give you a great start to your online experience!
How do I start ONE 1500?
Go to Canvas and sign in with the credentials you received when you registered for class. Look for the ONE 1500 module, click the title, and just follow the directions.
Need help? Call the Help Desk at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1259 or email .
ONE 1500 FAQ — Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to complete the orientation if I already have taken an online class?
Yes. ONE 1500 is a requirement for any student taking an online or hybrid course and must only be completed one time.
What should I do if I get behind in my work as a result of a family emergency?
Keeping up with your assignments in an online course is very important. Instructors often put the course work up one week at a time so that it is easier to keep up-to-date. If you find that you cannot complete an assignment on time contact your instructor immediately.
Will the instructor see the results of my successful online student’s assessment?
No. Those results are for you to determine whether your habits indicate that you will be a successful online student.
Can I use my WarriorMail account for personal use?
Yes. You may use your WarriorMail account just as you would a Yahoo or Hotmail account.
My account is not working correctly. How can I fix this problem?
You can call IT Help Desk at extension 1259. In order for them to determine the problem you will need to provide them with the error message that you are getting when you try to log in.
What should I do if I want to withdraw from one of my classes?
Contact the Academic Advisement Center, extension 1266 and someone will provide you with the steps that need to be completed for withdrawal.
Will my scholarship pay for the books I need for my class?
Contact Financial Aid, extension 1385 and someone can provide this information for you.
Who can I contact to get help with using the Electronic Library?
Contact the library at extension 1276 or 1308 for information about the Electronic Library.
What does OSR stand for?
OSR stands for Online Student Records. OSR provides access to grades, class schedules, unofficial transcripts, financial aid information, business office information, and off-campus access to the LRC Electronic Library.
Online Learning Resources
All of the software listed below are available as free resources. Click on the links to learn more or download.
Browser Plug-Ins and Extras
Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows/Linux/Mac/Android)
Adobe's Acrobat Reader allows you to view, print, and save pdf documents such as the many forms found on rlc.edu. Acrobat Reader will not allow you to create pdf documents. Acrobat Reader is free and easy to install.
Adobe Flash Player (Windows/Linux/Mac)
This plug-in allows you to view flash content on web pages. Flash is safe and completely free.
Adobe Shockwave (Windows/Mac)
This plug-in allows you to view shockwave content on web pages. Shockwave is safe and completely free.
This plug-in is required to view some content on the Internet, including features of Blackboard.
Productivity Software / Office Applications
Microsoft Office 365 (Windows/Macs/iPad/Android)
Office 365 Education for Students is available for RLC students and it's free! Office 365 products include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Publisher. It also includes one (1) terabyte of OneDrive online file storage. Use your WarriorMail credentials to get started!
Note: Office 365 is compatible with Windows 7 and 8 and available for local installation. For those using Vista or XP, local installation is not available; however, you will be able to access most Office products online through the Office portal. Log in at portal.office.com and use your WarriorMail credentials.
Google Applications (online, cloud-based access)
Google provides the following cloud-based tools; available to you from any device with Internet access!
- Google Drive - an online file storage option offering 15GB of cloud-based storage for your files
- Google Docs - an online word processing tool
- Google Slides - an online slide presentation application
- Google Sheets - an online spreadsheet application
Use your WarriorMail address or Gmail account to log in and create, edit, and collaborate from anywhere. By default, Google applications save your files to your online storage within Google Drive.
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (Windows)
PowerPoint Viewer is a free download and allows you to view existing presentations created in PowerPoint 2007 or later.
OpenOffice (Windows/Linux/ Mac)
Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Web Browsers & Other Tools
Mozilla Firefox (Windows/Linux/Mac)
A free, non-profit browser for desktop or mobile.
Google Chrome (Windows/Linux/Mac/Android/iOS)
A free Web browser for desktop or mobile use.
Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser is a web browser that may be required to access tests or quizzes within Blackboard. Not all online/hybrid courses utilize LockDown Browser. Your instructor will inform you of LockDown Browser requirements and provide documentation to help you get started.
Silverlight is a free plug-in that works with your browser to provide access to interactive web pages.
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1259
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Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: IT Help Desk
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