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Hints for success

 

  • Read the syllabus thoroughly and understand class policies—it is your planning document for your course
  • Set a schedule. Plan several hours per week to read the text or materials, post questions and comments, complete and submit assignments
  • Ask for help early and often. Ask Questions. Communicate with the instructor using the mail for the class if you are uncertain about ANYTHING!
  • Make sure all communication is complete and concise. Use a word processor and then paste your postings for ready copies if necessary
  • Use study guides and exam reviews that are posted on the homepage for each exam
  • Take practice tests if offered. Most give immediate feedback and answers
  • Mark your calendar with test dates. Recognize your due dates and make preparation dates to keep on schedule
  • Read the Announcements page regularly. Check the homepage daily – important announcements such as class assignments and workshop dates will be posted, as well as class assignments (You may miss assignment deadlines if you do not check the homepage.)
  • Stay up to date by doing the readings
  • Discuss content and use the discussion board to build community with your class mates. Discussions are more meaningful if you offer feedback and respond with positive support
  • Take class assignments seriously – assignments are ?% of your grade
  • Practice any online activities such as glossary flashcards
  • View recommended animations and videos
  • When workshops are scheduled, try to attend them
  • Keep track of resources, notes and assignment for portfolios and experience
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY:  prepare for the exams each day!
  • Technical trouble? Call the Content Management Services
    Blackboard Help Desk (304-327-4510 or 304-327-4545)

Modified from:

Hints for Online Classes - Astronomy Online! - Scott Hildreth ...
http://www.chabotcollege.edu/faculty/shildreth/astronomy/hints.html

Hints to Being Successful in Our Online Courses
www.coe.ufl.edu/online/edtech/hints.htm - Cached

10 Most Important Things You Can Do During Your First Week in an Online Class By Jamie Littlefield, About.com Guide
http://distancelearn.about.com/od/distancelearning101/a/FirstWeek.htm

How to Succeed as an Online Student From Stephen Gatlin, President and CEO of Gatlin Education Services
http://distancelearn.about.com/od/distancelearning101/a/studentsuccess.htm