Virtual Learning Centre

Online Course Tutorial

Practice skills for online learning with our free Online Course Tutorial. Learn to navigate through an online course, submit an assignment, send an e-mail, start a discussion, take a quiz and review your grades. By the end of the tutorial you will be ready to take any online course that interests you!

The tutorial is self-guided, but you will be able to contact the administrator if you have questions. You will find step-by-step instructions that walk you through an online course, the tools you will need and how to use them. You will also find helpful tips throughout which will help enrich your online learning experience. You do not have assignments or grades.

When and How to Register

These tutorials run on a continual basis. Once you have registered you remain in the course until the end of that term, after which time the tutorial is closed. You do not have to register at the start of the semester in order to take this course. We recommend taking five hours to complete the tutorial; however, you can take as much or as little time as you like.

We also recommend completing the Online Tutorial the semester before you start your online program, if possible. So if you are taking an online program in the Winter semester (Jan.-April), take the Online Tutorial during the Fall semester (Sept.-Dec.) and so on.

Subject code: XONT 10001

  • 2016 Fall Semester
    Available Sept 1 to Dec 23, 2016
    CRN 90233 - Register
  • 2017 Winter Semester
    Available Jan 3 to Apr 28, 2017
    CRN 30187 - Register 

How to Get Started

Once you have registered in the tutorial, your account will be created within 24 hours. You must activate your account before you can log in. Click here to learn how to activate your account.

Now that your account is activated and you have received your login information and e-mail address, you can access MyMRU and Blackboard. There are two ways to log in to Blackboard: Via MyMRU and directly.

You will now see your My Courses list. This is where the Online Course Tutorial will be listed. Click the course link to enter the Blackboard site.

You're ready to start learning!