Remote Learning Support & Resources
This one-stop resource is designed to help you prepare for remote learning. This page will be updated regularly with guides, tips, and FAQs. As you prepare for remote learning and participate in classes we urge you to make use of them.
Embarking on Remote Learning
- Set Aside Physical Space. A dedicated space to help minimize distractions and create buffer space from other activities such as sleep or relaxing. Doing coursework from a bed or couch may offer short term comfort but is often less productive.
- Schedule and Routine. Learning from home (and away from typical campus routines) can make keeping track of time more difficult. Create a schedule and routine of the important things that need your attention each week to stay on track. This includes not only participating in classes but making time to study, prepare meals, spend time with family, and connect with friends. Sticking to a plan down to the minute is less important than having a general plan with wiggle room to take on urgent or unexpected matters.
- Carefully Read Course Syllabi. These are provided on or before the first week of class and will give you an idea of the format, expectations, and assignments you will be completing. Note the software and/or computing resources necessary for the course and notify instructor immediately if you need assistance. Also – note some aspects of the course may run asynchronously (not happening at same time) and other aspects which follow a specific schedule.
- Take Breaks. Studies have found breaks and stepping away for a moment is essential for long term success. Read more here about why taking breaks is necessary.
- Locate Contacts for Important Offices. Check online directories for list of academic departments and programs by school, student services, or staff/faculty contact information.
- Set Goals. Setting goals is a great way to keep productive while staying on track. Breaking big goals down into smaller parts can reframe even the most ambitious plans down to scale.
- Take a Deep Breath. Starting a new semester can be a little intimidating but remember to manage stress. Stick with some of our basic tips and remember to enjoy the time spent.