Student Online Learning Portal

Remote learning can feel much less structured than in-person classes. While your instructors will let you know the logistics of how your course will meet and how assignments and exams will be handled, we want to share some tips to help you stay organized, engaged, and aid you with the transition to online coursework.

Establish a good workspace


Find the space and environment that works best for you! You might find that a quiet, peaceful place will make it easier to concentrate. Or, you might prefer a little background noise. No matter the place, consider studying while sitting upright at a desk or table rather than in bed or on the couch. Also, make sure you choose a place that is well lit and is free from any clutter or materials that you don’t need at the moment. You’ll find that a clean workspace will free your headspace and help you feel more prepared to study.

Set up a regular routine


Create and follow a schedule to help you stay on track. Make use of tools like a planner or Google Calendar to keep track of your goals, assignments and deadlines.

If your classes are holding standard meeting times, make sure to log on and attend any Zoom calls. Open up any essential course materials before joining on the call to make sure you don’t miss anything important.

If your instructor is using a more asynchronous approach to remote learning, consider following the same schedule as your in-person class meetings. For example, if your class met in person Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m., spend that same time each week working on that course reviewing materials and studying. You’ll find the routine will help you stay on top of material, assignments and deadlines.

Create a realistic study schedule (and build in breaks!)


Organize your study time into two-to-four hour time blocks. Within these time blocks, study for at least 50 minutes before taking a brief 5-to-10 minutes break. Afterwards, reward your efforts by relaxing or doing something you enjoy.

Security Considerations

It is important as we transition to learning online remotely that the campus maintains high security standards.