Frequently Asked Questions - Distance Learning Courses (Video, Audio, Articles)

Distant learning courses are online, on-demand courses you take at your own time and pace. We have 3 different types of distance learning online courses - 1) Video Recordings, 2) Audio Recordings, and 3) CEU Articles.

Most distance learning online courses are approved for CEUs/PDAs. The number of units approved for these courses vary depending on the length of the course. For the number of units approved for a specific distance learning course, please check the course description page.

You have immediate access to any distance learning course you purchase. To get started, just follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your eLotus account
  2. Click on "My Active Courses"
  3. Click on the course title to open the blue course access page of the distance learning course
  4. Click on the links on the blue course access page to start taking your course!

To receive CEUs/PDAs for distance learning courses, you will need to pass a short course quiz with 70% or higher, and complete a required course evaluation. Once you have passed the course quiz and completed the required course evaluation, your Certificate of Completion is immediately available for you to print. You will have 4 months from the day of your purchase to pass the quiz, complete the course evaluation, and print/save a copy of your certificate of completion.

Your certificate of completion is available for you to print or download once you pass the course quiz and complete the required course evaluation survey. Make sure to print/save a copy of the certificate for your records. Access to the certificate expires when your course expires. (There will be a $25 retrieval fee for certificates after your course expiration.)

Distance learning video courses are on-demand recordings of our past seminars and webinars. You can watch these recordings at your own pace, and just like a real video or DVD, you have the options to forward, rewind, pause, or stop the recordings at any time.

There are 2 types of distance learning video recordings:

  1. Adobe video recordings:
  2. Presenter video recordings:
  3. Click here to see available Video Recordings.

Audio recordings are recordings of our past seminars and webinars that you listen to at your own convenience. You can listen to the recordings either online or download them as mp3 audio tracks to listen to them whenever and wherever you are.

Click here to see available Audio Recordings.

CEU articles are articles written by our Lotus speakers on various topics. You can read these articles online, or download and save these articles as pdf files.

Click here to see available CEU Articles.

Distance learning video courses are not downloadable. You will, however, have 4 months of unlimited access to your purchased video recording(s).

Yes, lecture notes are included with the video and audio recordings. The link to download the lecture notes can be found on the blue course access page for that course.

To access and download the lecture notes, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your eLotus account
  2. Click on "My Active Courses"
  3. Click on the course title of the webinar to open the blue course access page
  4. Click on the "Lecture Notes" logo to start downloading the lecture notes

You will have 4 months from the date of purchase to access a distance learning course. For distance learning courses with CEUs/PDAs, this includes passing the course quiz, completing the course evaluation, and printing/saving your certificate of completion.

Distance learning video courses are web-based. You only need to have internet access (see note below regarding connection speed) and a web browser such as Windows Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (recommended). No special software download is required to watch these video recordings. It is 100% browser-based.

Click here to run a diagnostic test to ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured and to test your internet speed.
Click here to watch a FREE webinar demo. If you are able to view the demo, your computer is compatible to watch these recordings.

To just listen to the audio recordings, you do not need any program or software, just speakers or a headset.

To download the audio recordings, you will need an unzip program to unzip the file and an mp3 player to play the audio tracks.
If you do not have an unzip program, click here for a free download of WinZip.
If you do not have an mp3 player, click here for a free download of Windows Media Player.

In order to read the CEU articles, all you need is Adobe Reader.

If you do not have one, click here for a free download of the Adobe Reader.

To use your iPad to watch a video recording, please download and install iSwifter Games Browser (This App is to play Flash files and to play games too).

iSwifter Games Browser is a $9.99 iPad web browser with built-in Flash support. If you’re hesitant to try out iSwifter, you are able to download and test it out for 30 minutes before you need to upgrade to the premium version.