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Online Courses

Many students find online courses offer the added benefits of convenience, flexibility, and cost savings for transportation. To help you set the groundwork for a successful online and/or remote learning experience, CWI is dedicated to providing helpful tips, tricks, and general information. If you are unsure about taking courses through a virtual campus delivery model, we are here to help.

Access this guide at any time to refresh your skills and find relevant resources to your online experience. 

Computer Access

Computer labs are available for student use at several campus locations. 

Computer Lab Locations and Hours

Facing Your Online Fears

Fear and anxiety related to learning can be overwhelming and may be experienced when becoming familiar an online and/or remote class format.

Several recourses are available to students seeking assistance in this situation:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What equipment/software do I need to take classes online?

    Some classes will be asynchronous and not require anything beyond a computer and internet access. Others may require you to have headphones or speakers, microphone, and/or a web cam. Many computers have built-in microphones but not all.

    CWI Library has a number of laptops, web cams, and other technology useful for online classes available for checkout upon request. Equipment may also be purchased through the CWI Bookstore

    All major cell phone providers have signed on to an FCC agreement making all wireless hotspots available to anyone regardless of carrier or contract. 

  • What technical knowledge will help me succeed at taking online classes?

    The following skills will contribute to your success in an online class: 

    Computer Skills

    • access and ability to send and receive e-mail
    • attach documents to an e-mail
    • identify different file types (e.g., .doc, .txt, .jpg, etc.) and know what each means
    • perform searches for information on the Internet
    • easily switch between applications such as email, Microsoft Word, and a PDF reader

    Time Management Skills

    • schedule sufficient time each week to complete all of your coursework
    • adjust daily routines to allow time for focused study
    • revise your weekly schedule to ensure assignments are submitted on time

    Communication, Teamwork, and Motivation

    • ability to express your ideas, questions, and comments in writing
    • experience interacting with others in a virtual environment
    • be a self-starter to complete tasks
  • Are online courses at CWI comparable in quality to those taken in-person?

    Yes, online classes offer the same level of quality as those taught in-person. Online faculty must complete an online instructor certification course and are exceptionally well trained to design and teach online courses. Many of the College's in-person instructors also teach online.


Need More Info?

Nampa Campus Multipurpose Building
  • Ada County Center Pintail Building - APIN room 1304
  • Nampa Campus Academic Building - NCAB room 209
  • Nampa Campus Micron Education Center - NMEC room 2110
  • Canyon County Center - CYNC room 113