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If you are enrolled in an ELI course, your instructor expects that you already know how to:
Thousands of ELI students have been successful, and you can be, too. Because there are few or no classes to attend, YOU are responsible for directing your learning. The following are a few suggestions to help you succeed in your course:
If you have a question, you can call the ELI Hotline for assistance at 703-323-3347 or 1-888-4DL-NVCC.
ELI staff members are available between 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday. If you are hearing impaired, call the V/TDD number, 703-323-3717.
Take this post-test to see how much you know about ELI courses.
You registered for an ELI online course and are anxious
to get started. Which of the following sources will provide
information on your instructor, the course login, and your
ELI Web site
Taking an online ELI course requires certain
basic technical skills in order to successfully complete
a course. Which of the following skills are you most likely
to use in an ELI course?
Using an internet browser to search for information on the web
All of the above
Where do you take exams for an ELI course?
With an approved proctor if living outside of the Northern Virginia area
At a NOVA Testing Center
At home if Proctor U (online testing service) is available for your course
Any of the above
What is the duration of most ELI courses?
As a student taking an ELI course, you are responsible for
Reviewing the course syllabus thoroughly
Knowing your Important Dates
Purchasing your textbook and other related assignments
All of the
If you are taking a three-credit ELI course, approximately
how many hours should you set aside each week for studying?
1-2 hours each week
2-4 hours each week
4-6 hours each week
6-9 hours each week
If you live outside the Washington, DC, metropolitan area
and are unable to take your exams on campus, which of the
following actions should you do in order to take your exams
Submit a written request to your instructor for permission
to take your exams at home on your computer
Obtain a proctor and submit the Proctor Request Form
Contact the ELI Hotline for assistance
Contact the Testing Center at your home campus and submit
the Proctor Request Form
In order to take an exam, what do you need to bring to the
Your course registration form and photo ID
Your course registration form and exam pass
A photo ID and course exam pass
A photo ID and your course registration form
Besides basic technical computer skills, what other basic
skills should you have?
Reading and writing
Meeting deadlines on assignments and exams
All of the above
Be sure to review the Important Dates for this semester to prevent automatic withdrawal from your class.