As a UW student you have what it takes to be a successful learner. Because we need to learn and work remotely right now, you may need to adapt much of what you already know and practice to be successful in an online environment.
While you will complete all of your coursework online, you still will collaborate with your teachers and classmates. Being committed, patient and reaching out to the right campus resources will help you thrive this quarter. Importantly, nearly all campus resources, including our learning centers like CLUE, the OWRC and the Instructional Center, are all online and here to support you.
Communication skills are vital in online learning because students must seek help when they need it. Instructors are willing to help students, but they are unable to pick up on non-verbal cues, such as a look of confusion on a student's face. Here are some tips to communicate effectively in a virtual space.Learn more
Get some peace and quiet. You will need a quiet place to work without distractions from things like television, family, or roommates.
As you head off-campus, we want to make sure you’re prepared to take your classes online.
Online teaching takes place in two different modes: asynchronous and synchronous.
Ask yourself: am I regularly underestimating the time it’s taking me to get things done? A little self-reflection can go a long way.
Find a study buddy whose work ethic you admire and set up an online review session with them.
Use the tools provided, including e-mail, discussion groups, chat room office hours, cell phones, and even text messaging.
If you’d prefer not to be seen (and you don’t need to speak) you can use a screenshot of yourself in a Zoom meeting.
It is easy to forget about wellness when you are at a desk in front of computer. It is important to take care of our bodies and minds now more than ever.
Most finals are the accumulation of knowledge from your entire quarter. In many ways, you are preparing for your finals from the very beginning. There are ways to make sure you are mentally and physically prepared for your final.
I create an environment where I can be productive and feel comfortable, and I set goals and rewards for myself. Knowing I have little rewards I am working for helps motivate me through my work! Plus, checking my tasks off on my checklist makes me feel productive and further pushes me through my classes!—Khloe Sytsma, She/Her