Online Orientation

Getting started online.

About five days before your online classes are scheduled to begin, we will send you an e-mail through your Pipeline account that includes information about:

  • Orientation scheduling
  • How to log into your classes
  • When your classes will begin

We encourage you to log onto Butler Online as soon as you get this information, to get familiar with the course structure and navigation. Go ahead and purchase the required course materials right away, as well.

Online Orientation

To get the most out of your Butler Online experience, we recommend that first-time users attend an orientation. Orientations are scheduled at the start of each term in the L.W. Nixon Library on the  El Dorado campus, and the Andover High School library in Andover.

During the orientation, you will get acquainted with Canvas, the current Learning Management System.  If you are unable to attend an orientation session on campus, please be sure to review our Virtual Online Orientation. This orientation takes the user on a tour of the online environment from virtually anywhere.

To participate in orientation, students should be prepared to use their Pipeline username and password. It is also helpful to have a copy of Helpdesk personnel will be available to provide assistance with this information.

Participants are welcome anytime during the scheduled blocks of time. However, plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the end of the session. If a first time online student is unable to attend a scheduled orientation, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to answer questions about the course.

Spring 2015 Orientation

 Date  Time  Site  Room
Friday, January 16  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Andover  Andover High School Library
Tuesday, January 20  4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Andover  Andover High School Library
Tuesday, January 20  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  El Dorado  L.W. Nixon Library

Spring 2015 Group Orientation 

You arrive on time to be admitted 
The group orientation is conducted in a large group setting, and lasts about 30 minutes. Course-specific questions will be answered at the end of the main presentation.

Wednesday January 21 , 1:20 pm sharp, Andover High School Library.

If you have not received an e-mail by the first day of class, please e-mail Debbie O'Bryan at dobryan@butlercc.edu immediately.