Tips for Success

  • Take the online course seriously.
  • Take time to navigate and explore the course website.
  • Read the course syllabus carefully.
  • Be realistic about the time and energy you have to handle online courses.
  • Set realistic goals for yourself and stick to them.
  • Fully participate in the discussion!
  • Stay in touch with your instructor.
  • If you run into any difficulties, don't wait! Send an email immediately to your instructor or post on the Discussion Board. Most problems are easily solved, but your instructor (and your course colleagues) have to hear from you before they can help.
  • Be polite and respectful to your classmates (see the netiquette guide on this site.)
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions!
  • Evaluate your own progress in the course on a regular basis.