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Tips for Success

Working on Your Course

  • Check your email daily, or the Journal area of the course if your teacher asks you to use that method of communicating with them.
  • Check the course announcements daily.
  • Keep a notebook for each course. You may want to record where you left off each session (unit/lesson/topic/page).
  • Complete all practice activities and tutorials, taking advantage of all interactive (audio, video clips) content.
  • Go through the course IN ORDER, completing all assignments in a module/unit before taking quizzes or exams.
  • Submit all written assignments within the course.  Do NOT submit work via email.
  • Oral assignments – check with your instructor for instructions.
  • Taking Quizzes/Exams: -You may need to get a password from your LEG before accessing the exam. Some schools require you to take exams in the presence of a staff person (proctor).
  • Check your gradebook and email regularly for teacher comments and suggestions and to see your progress.
  • Attend “Collaborate” (real-time online chat OR video sessions) to get extra help and touch base with your instructor and other students in the class.
  • When you are done with your session, be sure to LOG OFF before closing the browser window.

Exams

  • Most exams are timed
  • Limited to one hour – so don’t start an exam unless you have enough time to finish it in one session.
  • While taking an exam, do not hit “refresh” or the “back” buttons, do not leave the page, or minimize the page. If you do, you will be locked out of the quiz/exam and will not be able to retake it without the teacher’s permission.
  • Hit “Submit” when you are finished.

Other Tips

A successful online student:

  • Completes the Orientation before starting their coursework
  • Communicates with their instructor at least once a week by email, messaging or Collaborate
  • Reads all course announcements
  • Follows their Course Schedule, working on the course at a steady pace -takes notes and asks questions as needed
  • Follows local policy for Appropriate Internet Use

Avoid Academic Dishonesty:

  • Plagiarism
  • Submitting work through another person’s log in
  • Cheating (using unauthorized material, study aids or assistance, such as online translators)
  • Performing work or taking a test for another or having them take a test for you -Computer crimes/bullying
  • Inappropriate use of email, discussions, messaging, etc.

If you can’t do it in your face-to-face school, you can’t do it in an online course!

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR ONLINE COURSE!