Freshman orientation is mandatory at most colleges, where tour guides spend a few hours showing students where the library, computer lab, and academic buildings are located. Not all students, however, intend to spend much time on campus. Now, for those taking online classes, Edison State College has rolled out virtual orientation sessions, reports the News-Press of Ft. Meyers, Fla. Instead of pointing to the library, the virtual orientation shows students the school’s online bookstore. And instead of showing them which buildings house math or science classes, they're shown where to find links to their courses. "If I hadn't taken that...

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