Online Learning Information and Resources

Online Learning Advisory Committee-OLAC
Online Learning Faculty Handbook
Online Learning Student handbook
LEO (Lake Erie Online)
LEO Faculty User Guide

Online Learning Identity Verification

All students receive a unique login and password for Lake Erie Online (LEO) once they are accepted into their academic program. Once they receive these they are required to enroll in the password portal and change their password in a set amount of time. They then use this to access their online course(s) via LEO. Once enrolled and engaged in any online course adherence to academic honesty by all online students is expected as listed in all Lake Erie College school catalogs. Online course faculty utilize a combination of collaboration, group work, personalized assignments, discussions, online class meetings (i.e. SKYPE), virtual office hours and various communication methods between students and faculty. All of these provide cumulative opportunities for faculty to get to know their students, their work, their academic prowess, tendencies and style of expression.

Certification of Online Faculty

All online faculty are required to complete FT-101-Orientation and Training for Online Faculty on LEO prior to the launch of their online course. This course includes information on all online policies and procedures, online course assessment as well as a methodology for determining academic rigor that meets the standards of the U.S. Department of Education.

Coordinator for Online Learning Quality Assurance

Lake Erie College has secured additional expertise to support our online learning professional development, guide our ongoing efforts, and to ensure our faculty have access to a professional resource regarding teaching quality for online learning. Dr. Oestmann has been working with the LEC Coordinator for Online Learning  since September 2018 and is available for questions, support as well as provides multiple professional development modules for online faculty. Dr. Oestmann can be contacted at : or at 941-224-5502 (ET).