Coronavirus & COVID-19
If you run into any issues, communicate early and often with your instructor. This is especially important if you are ill and cannot make course deadlines. Any personal-type questions or concerns must be emailed to your instructor. Include your course title in your email subject line.
Some courses may have a discussion board dedicated to course-related questions. These discussion boards are a great way to ask or find answers to questions you (or your peers) may have. Check if your course(s) have these types of discussion boards - if not, email your instructor.
“Netiquette” is a protocol for interacting and behaving online. Although digital interactions are not face-to-face, they affect real people; thus, we must be sensitive to the fact that our words impact others. In online communications (text, email, discussion board posts), tone does not always come across well. Always seek clarification and potential solutions when misunderstandings, disagreements, or problems occur.
Here are few tips:
The Online Student Toolkit from Purdue University provides an overview of different tools to help you collaborate with your peers in an online environment. Opening lines of communication, early and often, is important. Also:
Online learning accommodations