Online classes can be very appealing for working adults and others who have barriers to getting to a classroom. This also means that you must be very self-motivated to take an online class. It's not for everyone and that's okay!
Complete your Canvas profile including a photo of yourself. I prefer a traditional headshot like the one posted above , with no one else in the photo,.
Sign into Canvas daily and read ALL announcements - you are responsible for this information and it is the main vehicle I use to communicate with the entire class. It only takes a few minutes! If you were taking a campus class you would be devoting three hours a week (6 hours in the case of an eight week semester and even more intense for a 5 or 6-week course!) + outside study.
Try and find answers to course procedural questions (due dates, etc.) in the information provided to you in the Orientation Module on Canvas. If you simply cannot find an answer after these attempts, then send me a message through Canvas.
Passing this class is your responsibility and as an online class, everything is very TIME DEPENDENT. You MUST put in the work.
Exams and late work cannot be made up. If you are unable to keep up with the demands of the class you might consider dropping.
Use the "View Calendar" due dates. It is very important that you check this regularly and alert the Professor to any discrepancies you may find.
Don't wait until the last minute to do an EXAM, DISCUSSION POST, ETC. - always take into account that there may be temporary technical problems. Most assignments and exams open and close with a 4-7 day "window".
Discussion posts should be brief but of high quality - not rushed and superficial. You will not receive any points if your discussion posts say nothing at all. You will din specific instructions in the Course Orientation Module.
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HELPFUL TIPS FROM FORMER ONLINE STUDENTS!
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