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Tips for Success
How Do I Get Started?
Familiarize yourself with how to access your course(s) through the
Access the Canvas learning management system (LMS) by signing into the
and click on ‘Connect to Online Courses in Canvas’ link in the LAUNCHPAD
Spend some time in each course exploring the course by downloading and reading the syllabus, other materials, and exploring the course in Canvas
Make sure that your computer and your software are up to date.
Contact your instructors to introduce yourself and make sure you know how to best contact them
How to Succeed
Canvas Student Orientation
DO YOUR WORK ON TIME!
Set up a schedule to complete your coursework and stick to it
Avoid any influences that will prevent you from completing your work
Contact your instructor with any questions
Check in to the course often to look for any new information
Keep copies of EVERYTHING you submit
Seek Help Early!
DO NOT WAIT TO ASK FOR HELP! The longer you wait the bigger the issue becomes.
Your instructor should be the first person you contact. They can usually offer the best and quickest solution. Their contact information should be in your syllabus.
Use all available resources. There is a list of resources in a course called "LCCC Resources" in Canvas at
. This course can also be found by clicking on the thumb-tack icon that appears on the left-side navigation bar of Canvas.
Ask questions by
contacting us or Canvas Support
Read the course introduction/syllabus for your online class carefully to find out how best communicate with the instructor.
Some instructors will ask you to post all questions to a class discussion forum while others will ask you to email them directly to the instructor.
Identify how or when you can contact your instructor for office hour appointments.
Take advantage of all available methods to ask questions to instructors and fellow students such as e-mail, forums, video conference, etc
Log on to your online classroom several times a week so that you can take part in online discussions and read all messages in a timely manner.
Time Management Skills
Start early by reviewing the coursework as soon as it is made available.
Save it or download the assignments so you can work on it away from your computer if needed
Plan your work: Determine how and when you will complete the coursework
Create a schedule that will help you stay on your schedule.
Set Your own deadlines to complete your coursework before they are due.
SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN!
Review your work for any errors or problems before submitting it.
Develop a routine that works for you that promotes success
Create a personal work space where you can complete our work and keep it organized
Save your work and keep copies of everything that you submit
Use a daily planner or calendar to keep yourself on schedule
WRITE! Write things down. You tend to remember something better if you write it.
READ! Stay current with the reading assignments for your courses.
SWITCH! Switching between classes can offer a mental break between subjects.
BREAKS! Take breaks to avoid overloading on one subject.
COMFORT. You are more likely to avoid distractions and focus on your work if you are comfortable.
TALK! By communicating with classmates you can share information or study together.
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