Succeeding in an Online Course


It's always best to have a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, on your computer. This way, prior to submitting assignments, you can check your work for spelling and grammar errors.

If your instructor requires you to submit specifically formatted documents either through the Assignments tool in Blackboard or via email, it is suggested that you submit a Word document. By doing so, you are ensuring that your instructor will be able to open your assignment on her computer.

If you don't have Word installed on your computer, that's OK; all students are given a Zonemail account, and Google Docs is included in that. You can create a file in Google Docs, then download it to your computer as a Word file.

Some online courses, such as many of LPC's Computer Information Systems courses, require specific software like Microsoft Office.