You can interact with fellow online students by forming study groups where you can work together. Social media groups are one way to do this and students are encouraged to be part of such groups.
Ability to use the internet including how to send emails is very essential. You also need to be good at using Microsoft office software. If you have knowledge of these, learning to use the learning portal of the Uniben Centre for Distance Learning should not be an issue.
You will be required to come to campus at the beginning of your first year for orientation. You may need to meet with your counselor and other staff members for some advice and guidance. You will also need to physically be on campus to take your examinations.
If you are a new student, you need to go online to the CDL portal to see if you can log in to your student page. If you are successful at logging in, try to familiarize yourself with the student environment of the portal. Otherwise, make a complaint.
You need to register for your courses. If you have issues with courses registration, contact the academic support unit for assistance either by making calls or sending emails.
You will meet your academic adviser during your orientation sessions. You should therefore endeavour to be present for the orientation program. Your academic adviser is to assist you as well as advice you on the course to register for and the resources available to you.
Every program has a program specific adviser. You are encouraged to regularly contact your adviser any time you have issues with any of your courses. Make the most of this service.
If you are reading this post and you got here on your own, then you can take an online course. You need access to a computer system. You also need internet access to be able to go online to access your student page, submit assignments, download educational materials and communicate with your e-tutor and other staff of the centre.