Student Readiness Questionnaire

Before you enroll in an online course, take some time to think about yourself as a learner to determine whether your work habits and learning style would help you succeed in an online course. Your answers to these questions can help you decide whether or not to take an online course.

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements.

Time Management

AgreeSomewhat agreeDisagree
I finish the projects I start.
I am good at setting goals and deadlines for myself.
I am willing to spend at least 10-20 hours a week in each of my online courses.
I keep track of my assignments and due dates.
I plan my work in advance so that I can turn in my assignments on time.

Learning Style

AgreeSomewhat agreeDisagree
I believe I am responsible for my own learning.
I can learn from different modalities such as lectures, audio recordings, or videos.
I can comprehend information by reading it on a screen.
I have strong writing skills and can express my opinion effectively in writing.
I am comfortable using e-mail and other online tools to ask my classmates and instructors questions.
I am OK with not meeting my instructor or classmates in person.

Technology Skills

AgreeSomewhat agreeDisagree
I am fairly good at using the computer/tablet.
I am comfortable using the Internet to find information.
I am skilled in downloading, uploading and managing files.
I am comfortable with installing software and changing configuration settings on my computer.
I know someone who can help me if I have computer problems or how to contact the Seton Hall Service Desk.

Technology Access

AgreeSomewhat agreeDisagree
My computer/tablet runs reliably.
I have a printer or have access to a printer.
I have access to a fairly fast, reliable internet connection.
I have virus protection software running on my computer.
I have headphones or speakers and a microphone to use if a class has a videoconference.
My computer or browser will play several common multimedia (video and audio) formats.

About Online Learning at Seton Hall University

Since 1998, the online programs have supported and extended the mission of Seton Hall University by delivering high-quality, career enhancing education through a variety of online delivery methods, all of which fully capitalize upon a combination of technologies and instructional methods to maximize the learning experience. With the first online program launched in 1998, the online degree and certificate programs bring Seton Hall's more than 150-year history of academic excellence from its northern New Jersey campus to working professionals across the globe.

Online Course

“Online courses” generally mean that all course interaction and activities are conducted online through Blackboard, and that you do not meet face-to-face. However, some faculty may require an initial class meeting. Check the syllabus and schedule in Blackboard often. Students registering for online courses should be aware that, although the course is online, there are specific start and end dates and due dates for assignments.


Hybrid or blended courses combine both online and face-to-face meetings, but the number of face- to face meetings is generally reduced. At Seton Hall, a hybrid course is defined as any course having 30% or more of “traditional in-seat time” offered online. In hybrid courses, students will most likely be required to review online lectures and readings to prepare for face-to-face meetings. Students should consult the class schedule in Blackboard for required face-to-face meeting dates since they will vary from course to course.


Online and hybrid courses are delivered through Blackboard, Seton Hall’s Learning Management System. Accessing Blackboard is easy. Just point your web browser to and click on "PirateNet" in the upper right hand corner. To log in directly to Blackboard, click on the Blackboard button and enter in your PirateNet credentials. After entering your username and password, you will find your list of courses in which you are registered. Please visit Seton Hall’s browser check to ensure that your computer is compatible with Blackboard.

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