Online Student Support

Online Student Support

Online Learning Student Orientation Tutorial: If you are a student scheduled to take a fully online course, you are required to complete the “Online Learning Student Orientation Tutorial,” also referred to as the “OLSOT.” The OLSOT is a self-paced, fully online tutorial that introduces you to important online learning policies, skills, and functions that will aid you in your success as an online learner. For more OLSOT information and instructions, please click here.

Moodle 101 for Students – A Self-Paced Practice Course: For students who are interested in learning more about Moodle independently, we encourage you to visit our 100% self-paced practice course. This practice course will introduce you to various features in an eClass/Moodle course that you may encounter during your studies. It can be located by clicking on the “Getting Started” link on the eClass homepage.

Orientation for Adult and Transfer Students: The Office of Digital Learning and Instructional Design Services attends a number of student orientations throughout the academic year. The Office presents about our services and resources for students learning online. Upon enrollment, students are notified of the orientation date and time. For questions, please contact the Office of Student Success at 845-569-3176 or

Moodle Orientation Graduate Nursing Students: The Office of Digital Learning and Instructional Design Services presents on eClass readiness during the new student orientation for Graduate Nursing students each semester. If you have any questions about the New Student Orientation for Graduate Nursing Students, please contact the School of Nursing at 845-569-3127.

FYE (First Year Experience) Workshops: The Office of Digital Learning and Instructional Design Services frequently offers workshops as part of the FYE (First Year Experience) program. Students can learn about popular online learning topics to help them in your academic career while earning FYE Academic Success credits at the same time! Please see the FYE calendar for any upcoming workshops.

eClass Resources                                                                        

What is eClass? (PDF)

Finding Your Courses on eClass (Video)

Accessing Grades on eClass (PDF)

Editing Your Forum Preferences in eClass (PDF)

Self-Enrolling into an MSMC Community Site (PDF)