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 0 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 learning management system, D2L. You will be taken through the main features of D2L, and you'll get a clear picture of what it takes to be successful in an online class. This course also includes topics ranging from time management to technology skills.

Register and Complete the Course

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

  1. Log into MyOCC.
  2. Click the Students menu.
  3. Click the Register for Online Learning Readiness Course, complete the steps for enrollment, and Submit.
  4. Wait one business day for your enrollment to be added to the D2L system.
  5. Log into D2L and successfully complete the course.

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

Locate Your Grades

In the OLR Course

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

You must achieve a grade of 75% or greater for each quiz in order to pass the course. On the Grade Items page, you will find a list of the quizzes. If you score less than 75% on any of the quizzes, you may review the lesson again and retake the quiz until you reach 75% or better

It takes one business day for your passing grade to be posted to MyOCC.


A passing grade of "P" posted must be to your MyOCC profile before you can register for online or hybrid courses.

Did You Wait?

It takes one (1) business day before your passing grade is posted to MyOCC from D2L 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.
What Grade is in the Final Grd column?
  • If you find a "P" this means you passed and can now register for online courses at OCC!

  • If the final grade field is empty but the DIST-1000 Grade Items in D2L show you passed each quiz with 75% or better, wait one (1) business day for the passing grade to be posted. 

    Check again the next business day for the passing grade.

Course FAQs

Is this course a requirement in order to take online courses at OCC?

Yes. If you plan on taking online or hybrid courses at OCC, you must register for and successfully complete the Online Learning Readiness course.

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

No. Once you pass, you are not required to take it again.

Why can't I find the course in D2L?

  1. Verify your registration was successful.
    • Under My Class Schedule in MyOCC, you will find the DIST-1000 course listed under the AY term (Annual Year).
      • If not, try registering for it again.
  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 an average of (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 course before the end date?

If you do not successfully pass the Online Learning Readiness course before the end date it is not a problem, you can always register for the next DIST-1000 course offering.

What am I required to complete in the course?

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

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1 - Online Learning in a Nutshell
  • Lesson 2 - Technical Requirements and Support
  • Lesson 3 - Navigation and Settings
  • Lesson 4 - Communication
  • Lesson 5 - Content
  • Lesson 6 - Discussions
  • Lesson 7 - Assignments and Turnitin
  • Lesson 8 - Quizzes
  • Lesson 9 - Grades
  • Lesson 10 - Wrap Up and Next Steps

What score must I achieve to receive a passing grade?

You must pass each of the ten (10) 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.


Contact Enrollment Services if you need help registering.
Phone  248.341.2280

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