SmartLearnReady will be an assessment that measures learner readiness. SmartLearnReady is an indicator of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment will be a good fit for the student. It will help you prepare to be successful as a student. The student will not be penalized for guessing on SmartLearnReady, will be encouraged to enter an answer for each question on the assessment that best suits their situation. Upon completion of SmartLearnReady, the

student will receive a score which will not only help them understand their strengths and opportunities for improvement, but will also provide resources to help them succeed. SmartLearnReady will encourage the student to remember that the assessment is strictly for their benefit, and to take the time to rate themselves honestly. “Take the SmartLearnReady assessment coming soon.”

Technical Requirements

To use Populi, make sure your computer and internet connection meet these minimum requirements.

If additional information is needed pertaining to the tutorials, please visit Populi Support at All information on this page is obtained from the Populi Knowledge Base. The Knowledge Base includes tutorials, how-to's, reference articles, and getting-started guides for every area of Populi for every kind of user—students, faculty, and staff. 

Access to support request forms are also available.

Online Orientation Workshop

Online courses provide flexibility that traditional, face-to-face courses can’t. And with your busy life, an online course may be right for you! Online classes are very different than in-class, and require students to use a number of digital tools and processes. A new Online Orientation Workshop (OOW) is now available to help students prepare for success in online courses at Calvary Bible Institute, by providing hands-on experience in the online environment Populi College Management System that includes the Learning Management System component.  The OOW is free and self-paced. It takes between 1-3 hours to complete, which you can do over a number of sittings.


How to Register for the Online Orientation Workshop

1. Login to Populi to access the Populi login screen.

2. From the Dashboard, select “Registration.”

3. From the list of courses, select “Online Orientation Workshop”

4. At the conclusion of the Workshop, take the simple assessment.


Click here to sign up for ORN100 Online Orientation Workshop!

Online Orientation Workshop FAQs

  1. What is the purpose of the workshop?
    This workshop is designed to help students assess their readiness for an online course at CBI by giving them some hands-on experience.

  2. What is the cost of the workshop and how long will it take to complete?

    The online workshop is free and self-paced. It takes between 1-3 hours to complete, and you can complete it over a number of sittings, if you wish.

  3.  Who should take the O.O.W.?

    Anyone who wishes to freshen up on their online learning and Populi skills.

  4. What are the workshop objectives?

  • Demonstrate your ability to use tools in Populi, the College Learning Management System;
  • Explain the characteristics of a successful CBI online student;
  • Identify key policies and procedures for online students which will include academic integrity and academic integrity within online learning; 
  • Choose appropriate resources that support online students.