Tips for Success

Top 12 Online Practices for Student Success

  1. Confirm your computer equipment meets the technical requirements.
  2. Become familiar with the Desire2Learn learning environment. Student tutorials are available within the system. Also, take note of scheduled maintenance and downtimes.
  3. Log into your online classes every day.
  4. Read your syllabus thoroughly. Contact your instructor with questions early in the term.
  5. Be active in the class - communicate with your peers and your instructor often.
  6. Stay organized, motivated and focused throughout the course. Set goals and deadlines for yourself and stick to them.
  7. Be sure to always keep a backup of your assignments.
  8. If you're having trouble, reach out for support and guidance. We're here to help.
  9. Identify a quiet study space that you can devote to working on your classes.
  10. Enlist the support of your family.
  11. Know that you will be reading...a lot.
  12. Don't procrastinate.