Preparing for Online

Online Orientation sessions take place in August and December (prior to the Fall and Spring semesters) for SCPS students who are enrolled, planning to enroll, or interested in learning more about online classes. This virtual orientation is led by Jeanne Widen, Faculty Director of Online Education at SCPS. Dates for these sessions will be posted on this website.

Students can also prepare themselves for online learning by completing the following modules:

Ready for Online?

Through this module, you will identify through self-assessment if online learning is a good fit for your learning style. Additionally, you will have an understanding of the different types of online learning at Loyola University Chicago, as well as selecting an environment that works best for taking an online course. Ready for Online >

Technology Check

In order to participate in an online course at Loyola University Chicago, we have identified a few hardware and software requirements that will ensure a positive experience for you in the online environment. This tool will evaluate your computer and determine any areas that do not meet our minimum system requirements. Technology Check >

Netiquette and Online Behavior

You've mastered the art of fine dining and table manners, but have you considered your behaviors in the online environment? In this module, you will have the opportunity to examine your own personal communication skills. Netiquette and Online Behavior >

Your Online Class

After reviewing the documents and sites in this module, you will be able to navigate through Sakai and all of the various components of your online course. Your Online Class >

If you are interested in studying online or would like more information about our online courses and programs, please contact or call 312.915.6501.