The Online Education Initiative (OEI) has developed the Online Student Readiness Tutorials, a series of interactive multimedia tutorials that address the real challenges experienced by online students, new and experienced, while pursuing success in online classes. Therefore the goal of these tutorials is to assist California community college students with developing the skills required to be successful in an online course.

Through a variety of engaging activities and resources, these tutorials will help prepare students for greater success in the online learning environment. All of the tutorials are intended to improve the rates of success and retention in online courses. Tutorials 1-6 focus†on skill development for new online students, while the remaining tutorials identify resources and strategies to assist the experience online student with timely course and degree completion. Along with the tutorials we have provided a set of interactive tools that are useful to students as they continue their academic pursuits.

Please Note:

The OEI will periodically update the modules at this site, however the OEI is not committed to updating any downloaded files, which have been repurposed at your campus. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to periodically check† this site, in order to access the most recent version of these multimedia tutorials. Also, many of you will find new and innovative ways to utilize these e-learning tools at your campuses; we invite you to share with us the various ways that you have incorporated them into your collegeís online student success initiatives.

Thanks for your continued support of† the success of Californiaís online community college students.†


OEI Online Student Support Services Team

Bonnie Peters bpeters@ccconlineed.org
Anita Crawley acrawley@ccconlineed.org

All Resources

For use with students, click here.

Interactive Tutorials

01-Introduction to Online Learning View download zip
02-Getting Tech Ready View download zip
03-Organizing for Online Success View download zip
04-Online Study Skills and Managing Time View download zip
05-Communication Skills for Online Learning View download zip
06-Online Reading Strategies View download zip
07-Career Planning View download zip
08-Educational Planning View download zip
09-Instructional Support View download zip
10-Personal Support View download zip
11-Financial Planning View download zip

Interactive Tools

These multimedia tutorials were developed by the OEI and are copyrighted to the California Community Colleges Chancellorís Office. Under Creative Commons licensing, they are available to everyone and may be repurposed to meet the unique needs of educational institutions.