Welcome to eCampus!
Now that you've enrolled in an online class, it's important to get off to a good start. To help you do that, here are some things you need to know - and do - in advance.
First, and most important, check the start date of your online course(s). To do so, log in to MySPC. At the bottom of the page, click on Print schedule & fees. This will show you the start date for your course(s).
Next: bookmark the ANGEL home page. ANGEL (which stands for A New Global Environment for Learning) is the application in which online courses are delivered. Blended courses and even some face-to-face courses use ANGEL too, so this is your entry page for all of your courses. Saving it to your favorites gives you a shortcut to the course login.
Check out the technical requirements for online courses using the link to ANGEL System Requirements Check, located on the ANGEL home page just below the login box. This will help you make sure the computer you plan to use can do the job.
Familiarize yourself with the eCampus web site. This is your online "home" for important support services including counseling and advising, off-site testing, library and bookstore resources, technical help, answers to commonly asked questions and more.
Tour the sample online class. This interactive mini-course uses the same software framework as regular online courses, ANGEL. By exploring the sample course, you can try out some of the tools and functions that ANGEL uses, so that you'll be more familiar with them when your class begins.
Review the ANGEL tutorials. These will be very valuable to you if you have questions about using ANGEL as your course progresses.
If this is your first online class, youï¿½ll soon discover that it is a very different experience from a traditional classroom.
- Show up - Your class content should be available for you to view by 8 a.m. on the day your class is scheduled to begin. It is *very important* that you log in and begin working in your class within a couple of days of the start.
- Keep up - One of the benefits of online learning is flexibility, but one of the dangers is that you can fall behind quickly if you're not careful.
- Speak up - If you are confused about something in the class, email your instructor right away using the email in ANGEL.
- Get help - If you are unable to login or can't see your course or course content, you should contact Technical Support by calling 727.341.4357 or emailing OnlineHelp@spcollege.edu.
Again, welcome to eCampus. We look forward to "seeing" you in our virtual classrooms!