Online Learning Readiness Course

This course is a mandatory prerequisite for students wanting to enroll in online or hybrid courses. No exemptions are allowed or equivalencies accepted.


Once you have successfully passed this course, you have met the prerequisite requirement and will be able to register for online and hybrid courses in future semesters.


DIST 1000 Online Learning Readiness O Credit Hours

In this no-cost prerequisite course, you'll get a hands-on peek at what a real online course is like in OCC's online classroom environment, D2L. We'll walk you through the features of D2L, and you'll get a clear picture of what it takes to be successful in an online class, covering topics ranging from time management to technology skills.

Course FAQs

Why can't I access the course site in D2L?

  1. Did you register for the course?
    • Check your My Class Schedule in MyOCC to confirm you successfully registered for the AY term (Annual Year).
  2. Did you wait one (1) business day after you registered?
    • It takes one business day before your enrollment is added to the D2L system.

When does the course start?

You can access the course on the next business day after you successfully register for the course.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course takes about three (3) hours to complete and includes knowledge checks along the way to help you practice and retain what you're learning.

You must successfully complete the course before the course end date in order to register for online or hybrid courses.

What happens if I do not pass the readiness course before the course's end date?

If you do not successfully pass the Online Readiness course before the end date it is not a problem, you can always register for the next Readiness course offered.

What am I required to complete in the course?

The course contains the following modules with one quiz per module:

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
  • Lesson 3
  • Lesson 4
  • Lesson 5
  • Lesson 6
  • Wrap Up (No quiz in this module.)

What score must I achieve to receive a passing grade?

You must pass each of the seven (7) quizzes with at least a 75%—but you can take each one as many times as you need to obtain a passing score.

How soon before I can register for an online or hybrid course after passing?

After you pass all of the Online Readiness course quizzes with a 75% or greater, your passing grade (P) will be posted to MyOCC within one (1) business day. After the grade is posted, you will then be able to register for online or hybrid courses at OCC.

Do I have to take the Readiness course every semester before registering for online or hybrid courses?

No. Once you complete and pass the Online Learning Readiness course, you do not have to take it again.

Checking Grades

In the Course

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Enter the Online Learning Readiness course.
  3. Click on Grades located on the top navigation bar.

On the Grade Items page, you will see a list of the quizzes. You must get a grade of 75% or greater for each quiz in order to have passed the course.

If you find a quiz with a score of less than 75%, you may review that lesson again and retake the quiz until you reach 75% or better


Here's how to check that the final grade posted to your MyOCC profile so that you can register for online courses.

Did You Wait?

It takes one (1) business day before your passing grade is posted to MyOCC allowing you to register for an online or hybrid course.

  1. Log into MyOCC.
  2. Click on the Students button.
  3. Under the Academic Profile section, click on Grades.
  4. Select the Annual Year in which you took DIST-1000 and then click Submit.
  5. Look under the Final Grd column for DIST-1000.
Do you see a "P" in the Final Grd column?
  • If you see a "P", you passed and can now register for online courses at OCC!

  • If empty but your DIST-1000 Grade Items show you passed each quiz with 75% or higher, it looks like you need to wait one (1) business day for the passing grade to be posted. 

    Check again the next business day.


You do not have to be a student taking online or hybrid courses in order to register for DIST-1000, the Online Learning Readiness course. This course is helpful for any student whose instructor will be using D2L.

  1. Log into MyOCC.
  2. Click the Students menu.
  3. Click Register for Online Learning Readiness Course

Your enrollment into the D2L course happens on the next business day. Wait one (1) business day before trying to access the course in D2L.


Contact Enrollment Services if you need help registering.
Phone  (248) 341-2280

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