Knights Online: What Do I Need to be a Successful Online Student?


Welcome to Online Learning!

UCF recognizes that completing a college degree in a traditional classroom environment doesn’t work for everyone. If you are looking for flexibility and convenience, taking fully online and blended classes means you can work toward a degree from practically anywhere. We are here to help you overcome the challenges you may encounter along the way so you can focus on your education. The following resources were created to help you succeed in your online courses. You will need to use your NID to log into the modules. You may click any of the images below to preview select sections of each module.

In an Online Course?

Knights Online: Overview of Online Courses

This module discusses the behaviors and habits that make a student successful in an online course. Students who are already registered for an online class might find this most relevant. There are five video testimonials from UCF online students answering questions like: How will I succeed? What can I expect? How important is communication in an online course? How often should I check my online course?

Tips: How Will I succeed?Communication in an Online CourseOnline Readiness Quiz

Thinking About an Online Course?

Knights Online: What Does an Online Course Look Like?

This module discusses the characteristics and features of the Webcourses@UCF online course management system. Meet five veteran faculty who introduce you to their online courses and share expectations common to many other online faculty. Students who haven’t taken online classes will find this is the perfect place to start.

Practice Question 1Dr. Alisha JanowskySummary

Want a Sneak Peek at Webcourses@UCF?

Knights Online: Using Webcourses@UCF

This module will allow you to interact with the Webcourses@UCF user interface using the top five tools used by students in an online course. While navigating through this module you will experience firsthand how to complete the following tasks in Webcourses@UCF: Configure your profile settings, submit assignments, take assessments, view your grades, and manage your conversations.


Taking AssessmentsSubmitting AssignmentsConfiguring Your Profile Settings

Accessing Your Online Course

Need some help logging into Webcourses@UCF? View this short demonstration, which will walk you through the process: Accessing Webcourses@UCF.

Take a Quick Tour of Webcourses@UCF

If you are new to UCF, you may want to consider viewing the Webcourses@UCF Student Tour. This tour will help you gain a basic understanding of how to navigate Webcourses@UCF. The tour will also provide you with some insight to basic features you may use in your online courses.