The virtual classroom can be fast paced, so staying on top of assignments, remaining in contact with your instructor, and logging in frequently will require an ongoing commitment. You will need to be motivated to complete assignments, study for exams and interact with your classmates and instructor.
Learning how to access your online course to find the syllabus, course requirements, textbooks, and other equipment will be important to be successful. A student orientation course is available for self-registration once logged into D2L Brightspace.
Murphy’s Law tells us that as marvelous as technology can be, problems can and always will occur. When they do, have a backup plan that is flexible and provides you with options that will allow you to complete required tasks and submit assignments. Use your free Office365 apps and save your assignments with OneDrive. It is integrated with D2L!
Be sure to include your full name in your emails and discussion posts. Also, update your D2L Brightspace profile.
Email is your primary mode of communication as an online student. If you receive an email from either your instructors or a classmate, make it a point to respond in a timely manner. Use an out of office automatic reply message if you plan to be away from email for more than 24 hours.
If you’re unable to find answers in your course syllabus, contact your instructor, review course announcements in D2L Brightspace, or contact your fellow classmates for help.
It is your responsibility to contact and communicate with your instructor if you encounter problems in your online course – whether the problems are technological, instructional or personal.