Starting post-secondary education can be challenging. Here are some online tools to help make your transition to Algonquin College a little easier. (Click on the list below to jump to an item on the list.)
- 2017-2018 Student Handbook (a downloadable agenda with key dates and services, with option to print)
- Study Skills Website (online modules that can help you with everything from time management to presentation skills)
- AC Student Checklist (a month by month guide to get ready to attend Algonquin College)
- Technology Tools (video tutorials for using some of the software and online applications you’ll need while at Algonquin)
- Online Start-Up Resources (from email to eText, this a good place to start if you have questions about what technology you’ll need when you start at Algonquin)
- Tips on Resilience (the ability to cope with challenges as they arise is a key element in ensuring our students receive a college experience that meets their needs)
Below is a list of online Study Skills modules with helpful tips and tricks for your academic life.
- Time Management (offers tips on managing your time, including how to create a weekly schedule and semester plan)
- Studying and Test-Taking (focuses on what and how you should study, as well as ideal test-taking steps)
- Reading and Note-Taking (explains strategies for taking notes in class and reading your textbook)
- Stress Management (offers tips for effective stress management to make college a more pleasant experience)
- Presentation Skills (focuses on developing effective presentations and how to tame presentation anxiety)
Plan for success! To make best use of the AC Student Checklist, click here to view each month individually. You will be guided through a series of What, When, and How To Do steps. Following the links and completing the scheduled tasks will help you get ready to attend Algonquin College.
Student Technology Tools feature video tutorials that have been designed to help you get started using some of the software and online applications you’ll need while at Algonquin. This guide has been designed for both beginners and experienced users of computers and software.
To view a tutorial, please click on one of the links below:
Take a look at Quick Start Guide for New Students to discover:
- If your program is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Whether your program uses eText
- How to get connected to Algonquin’s network
- Your network account information and timetable
- How to log in to Blackboard and Algonquin email account
- How to connect to the College printers
- The process(es) of installing necessary software on your computer
- Helpful video tutorials
Consider browsing our other helpful resources by clicking one of the categories below:
For many post-secondary students, the pressures associated with college life can be overwhelming.
The constant pace of studies, assignments, and exams, the transition to a new environment with different expectations, financial stress, and adjusting to a change in lifestyle can put a tremendous strain on an individual.
Anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues can become the norm, and more students are entering college with pre-existing mental health conditions that can be complex and multifaceted.
Creating resilience — coping with challenges as they arise — is a key element in ensuring that our students receive a college experience that meets their needs.
Resilience skills can be learned, practised, and mastered. Building a strong foundation of resiliency includes the following:
- Time management
- Focus on wellness, mental health awareness, and nutrition
- Academic stress management and problem solving
To learn more about building resilience, and the services available to you, please click one the featured links above.