Steps to Successful Online Learning
Check Your Email!
Check your Blackboard or Canvas messages daily. Check your student email daily.
Create a Workspace!
Find a quiet place to study. Set up an area with your books, computer, and other supplies. Ask your housemates to give you space when working.
Make a Plan!
Practice good time management by creating a study schedule. Plan 2-3 hours per week of study for each class. For full-time students, that's between 30-45 hours.
Turn off the TV and silence your phone during your designated study time. Minimize noise by wearing headphones.
Don't skip out on classes that are meeting virtually. Make sure to connect with friends and classmates virtually for fun! Reward your hard work!
Free tutoring is available virtually to all students! Check your student email for more information!
Many campus resources have moved online. Email email@example.com and we will get you to the right department for help.
Plan breaks throughout your day. Eat a snack, go for a walk, or stretch. It is important to walk away from your phone or computer. Eat well and get enough sleep!
Struggling with organization or feeling overwhelmed?
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) has developed some helpful tips and tricks to survive the semester. ACE staff is working remotely but is happy to help! To reach ACE staff you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 618-545-3160.
How to focus on your long term goal, but reward yourself for smaller achievements along the way.
Social Media Use
How to use social media without allowing it to eat up your study time.
Take a break and then buckle down!
How We Learn
The importance of using different methods to learn material.
Deadlines! And How to Meet Them
How to avoid procrastination and last minute problems.
It’s Okay to Daydream!
Using daydreaming, meditation, and focused breathing to relieve stress.
How sounds and scents affect studying.
Eat Healthy for Success
How eating a healthy diet can enhance learning
Help! I Don’t Understand!
How to get help when you don’t understand the class materials.
The benefits of exercise to effective learning.
Go to Sleep!
The importance of sleep in stress management
Use a Calendar!
How using a calendar can help with time management