Academic Support Programs

Preparing for online learning

Before or during the first week of the quarter, you can expect the instructor of each of your courses to be in touch with you about the course and the important next steps. 

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your remote courses. 

Set up your classroom 

Get comfortable with the technology

Your instructors may be using  Panopto, Zoom, Canvas, Office365 and Google G Suite for lecture capture, course management, online conferencing and collaboration. Get familiar with the platforms your instructors will be using. There are existing “how to” videos for each platform through UW Information Technology as well as online technical support. 

Here are some quick tips to be successful using these platforms

Know your communication channels

You will be communicating with your instructors and classmates virtually. Many of the platforms used for your course will have the option for discussions, group assignments and peer feedback. 

Here are some quick tips to be the most effective in your communications: