Encourage students who have never taken a distance learning course to enroll in SOLO to learn more about effective strategies for online students and the technologies used in an online course.
Instructors can create a Canvas announcement to notify students using this sample language:
Please use this link to self-enroll in the SOLO: Student Online Learning Orientation course. This course will help you identify strategies to be successful in the online environment and in using Canvas. If you have never self-enrolled in a Canvas course, detailed instructions are available here. You only have to complete SOLO once, so if you completed it previously for another course, I will be able to see that.
Instructors can monitor the completion of SOLO conveniently in Faculty Self-Service and can email students encouragement directly from the SOLO Status Roster there.
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