Completion of an online orientation course is designed to engage Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders students in learning activities that equip them to succeed as online learners. Through the course, students will also be introduced to key policies and procedures associated with life as a student in the Graduate School. The course lasts one month and is structured into four, weeklong units. Each unit will have learning activities and assignments to be completed and submitted for feedback. The intent of all assignments is to help a student use the online tools (so plenty of assistance is available!) and get acclimated to life as an online student. Learning Outcomes In this course prospective students will: Familiarize themselves with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies' history, mission, vision and values. Successfully utilize core functions of a learning management system such as discussion forums, quizzes, submitting assignments and checking grades. Demonstrate the ability to access and utilize educational technologies used in the program such as streamed media, VoiceThread, as well as video conferencing. Explore available online resources that can assist them in conducting research appropriate to graduate-level education. Explore available online resources that can assist them in writing at a level appropriate to graduate-level education. Find key student-related policies and procedures within the Graduate School's materials and demonstrate their ability to apply these to relevant scenarios. Introduce students to the Community of Inquiry Framework and consider their roles as adult learners in a learning community—building a community of learning within their cohort. Begin to reflect on their goals for completion of the program and on factors that will lend themselves to, or impede their success, as online learners.