Organizing Your Workspace
Before you start doing work...
Create a folder on your desktop in which to keep assignments. It is good practice to keep a copy of every assignment you submit electronically. Carefully review the instructional syllabus and instructor contact information. These items will answer the three most frequently asked questions:
- What have I done in the course?
- Where am I supposed to be in the course?
- How can I reach my teacher?
Organizing Your Time
Managing time is the greatest challenge when taking an online course. Here are some tips for making the most of your time:
- Make a schedule.
Online courses have deadlines for completing assignments and turning in work just like face-to-face classes. For most students, it is helpful to establish a daily routine to work on course requirements, and plan course tasks. Even on days when you donít plan to work on assignments, remember to check email and News items.
- Become familiar with your teacher's schedule.
Each online instructor will post his/her telephone office hours in a News Item in your course. You may email your instructor at any time.
Maximizing Your Learning
Assume an active role in your online learning. Participate in discussions, take opportunities to revise submissions, and study for quizzes.
Begin working on assignments early. Leave time for unexpected interruptions or new ideas.
Check your grades at least once a week. Consult with the teacher via email or during "telephone office hours" as needed.
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