An Introduction to Consumer Information Files Online Course

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Online Course

About the Training

Course Dates

August 31 - September 18, 2020

Registration coming soon!


Participants will read assignments in the online course manual, complete exercises assigned by the instructor, and interact daily with the instructor and other students in an online discussion forum. Participants can access the course Web site at any time of the day or night. This can be done from any computer with an Internet connection. Participants should plan on spending 1-2 hours each day reading assignments, completing course work, and participating in the discussion. Discussion at your own organization or work site about what you are learning will enhance the learning experience and utilization of new skills.

If You Have Questions

If you have general questions about how to take an online course, more information can be found on our website. This page also includes ILRU policies for Multiple Participants from the Same Organization, Notification of Acceptance, and Cancellations.

Course Fees

There is no charge for this course. However, the number of people allowed from a single organization is often limited to allow the IL-NET to serve more centers and SILCs.

Course Attendance

Participants are expected to complete assignments and participate daily for the duration of the online course. A certificate is available from ILRU for those students who log in to class regularly, keep current with assigned readings, complete assignments, participate in the discussions, complete the surveys, and complete the final assignment on time.


Withdrawals must be received in writing or by email BEFORE the first day of the course. Registrations are non-transferable due to courses often having a waitlist. Only a limited number of participants can be accepted for each course. Last minute withdrawals prevent others from participating.

Other Requirements and Prerequisites

To participate in an IL-NET Online Course, you must have access to a computer with an Internet connection through a broadband or dial-up modem. (Broadband connection is preferable.) The Canvas platform used by IL-NET is optimized for the latest versions of Internet browsers; see the list of supported browsers below. You need to have basic computer skills -- you should know how to save files, download files from the Internet and basic knowledge of an Internet browser, (Internet Explorer, Fire Fox or Google Chrome). You should be proficient with any specialized applications you use to make the computer accessible to you (such as screen reading software). If you already use email (such as Outlook), a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) and are able to navigate the Internet, you may find it easier to use the course platform. Technical support staff are available to assist you with becoming familiar with Canvas, the Learning Management System for the online class, but you will need to have a good level of knowledge of your computer, software, and any specialized applications that make the computer accessible to you.

Request for Class Extension

If during an online course exceptional circumstances arise that make completing the course by the last day of class impossible, a student may contact the course instructor and request an individual extension of the course end date. All extensions are made at the discretion of the course instructor(s). Requests for an extension to complete course work must be made prior to the last week of the course and as a rule extensions will not be granted for a period longer than one week from the official course end date.

Contact ILRU directly for questions at or 713.520.0232