Use this checklist to think about your strengths and areas where you might need support. Resources are available for some items, or click on the heading for more information.
- I have a space designated for my online learning, with computer and internet access.
- I have identified strategies to assist me with time management and goal setting.
- I understand my online class may require as much time as a traditional, in-person class, and have scheduled the time on my calendar.
- I have access to the technology tools, applications, and other resources recommended for this course.
- I understand that it is important to communicate with my instructor regularly, and am comfortable reaching out for help when I don’t understand something.
- I know I can request to meet with my teacher individually if I’m still unclear or struggling with the course.
- I know where and how to access the course, assignments, messages, feedback, and/or grades.
- I have the computer knowledge and skills recommended for this course or know who to go to for help.
- I can ask questions to clarify comments from my online peers because I know virtual communication can sometimes be easily misunderstood.
- I have confirmed with my teacher the best method of communication if I have questions.
For more information, see our page on "How to Work with Others during an Online Class."
- I can be successful with online classes.
- I understand that unlike a traditional, in-person class, the teacher may not be able to respond immediately.
- I know that taking physical breaks from the computer is important for my health and ability to stay focused on my learning.
- 20-20-20: Every 20 minutes I should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds and blink.
- I can identify things that make me feel healthy- socially, emotionally, and physically.
- I can tell when I need help to handle a problem that is getting in my way or getting worse instead of better.
- I know options for reaching out if I have a serious problem or am concerned about a friend or family member with a serious problem.