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SmarterMeasure is an indicator of the degree to which an online and / or a technology-rich environment will be a good fit for you. SmarterMeasure helps you prepare to be successful as a distance learning student.

You are not penalized for guessing on the SmarterMeasure assessment; please enter an answer for each question on the assessment. Upon completion of SmarterMeasure, you will receive a score report which will not only help you understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement, but will also provide you with resources to help you succeed. Remember, this assessment is for your benefit. Take the time to rate yourself honestly.

Are you thinking of taking an online course for the first time? 

All students who are new to distance learning are expected to complete CDL001: Orientation to Learning Online before the start of their first online course(s). CDL001: Orientation to Learning Online is a unique Orientation module that prepares students for learning at a distance.

Within a week after your enrollment in your first online class, CDL001 will appear as module within your Blackboard site. You can complete CDL001 on your own time and at a distance. The Orientation helps you to understand how typical online courses are structured, paced, and taught. You will have the opportunity to interact with a facilitator and with other students, as you prepare for learning at a distance.

Gain the skills and the information that you need to be a SUCCESSFUL online learner: complete the unique JSRCC Orientation to Learning Online!


Technical Requirements

To successfully use SmarterMeasure, you must:

  1. Have Internet access with a 28.8K modem or faster. (A minimum 56k modem is recommended to download components such as audio files.)
  2. Accept browser cookies.
  3. Enable JavaScript on your Web browser.
  4. Set your browser to refresh at every page.
  5. Not be behind a firewall that blocks cookies or blocks access to a secure server.
  6. Turn off pop-up blocking. (Internet Explorer users only)
  7. Have speakers connected to your computer and turned on.

The following minimum plug-in versions may be required to access certain areas of the site. If your version precedes or differs from those listed, you may be prompted to download a new version.

  1. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher

What is SmarterMeasure?

SmarterMeasure is a tool which helps you determine your level of readiness for taking online or technology rich courses. On the next few web pages you will be asked questions on topics in the areas of how well you can use a computer; how motivated, organized, and self-directed you are; how you prefer to learn new information; and you will even be able to measure your on-screen reading rate and recall.

But relax, SmarterMeasure is fun. SmarterMeasure is being provided by your school to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses better as you prepare to learn online. SmarterMeasure is a tool to help you succeed!

After completing SmarterMeasure you will view a webpage which will show you your scores in easy to interpret graphs and text. In addition to that, you may receive an email from your institution letting you know about sources for support in the areas in which you could use some assistance.