Student Success.

The BEST resource is your teacher!

Contact your teacher first if you have questions.

Moving to learning online can be stressful. But there are a few tip and resources to help you be successful in this new environment.

Study Habits of Successful Online Students

  • Create a Study Schedule

    Students who create a study routine and stick to it are more likely to be successful

  • Have a Clear Study Area

    Have a designated study area and keep it clear of clutter.

  • Shut off Unnecessary Technology

    When you sit down to work, put your phone on silent and set "do not disturb" for online messaging.

  • Spread Out Your Schedule

    Break up your study schedule into 40-50 minutes sections instead of one long marathon session.

  • Take Notes

    When participating in a webinar session, take your own notes - just like you would in a F2F class.

  • Connect with Other Focused Students

    Set up an online review session with a student who has the same study habits as you.

  • Ask for Help

    Reach out to your teacher or classmates as soon as possible when you don't understand.

  • Use Available Online Resources

    There are many apps and programs to help you study. Use them to prepare for test and quizzes.

  • Stay Mentally & Physically Healthy

    Don't stare at a screen all day. Take breaks, go on walks, get plenty of sleep, and eat healthy foods.

Practice Good Netiquette

When communicating online, it is very important to behave appropriately. Follow these guidelines from ASU Online to practice proper netiquetete for online students.

ASU Online Netiquette Infographic

What do Synchronous and Asynchronous mean?


Occurring at the same time.

Real-time streaming.  Live streams can be lesson from the teacher and the teacher can record them for later viewing.

Google Hangout Meets
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Not happening at the same time.

Recorded video.  The teacher can record their lesson or put in video from other sources to explain an idea or concept.  Students can record their own work.


Video Conference Ideas:

  • A 10 minute video conference to begin the day.
  • A whole class video conference at regular times during the week (e.g. 30 minutes every Monday and Friday afternoon).
  • A video conference to check in with each individual student each week.
  • On-demand video conferencing — students can sign up if they want to book a session.
  • Small group video conferences for students with similar needs.

Screencasts or Recorded Video Ideas:

  • A video introduction or screencast for key lessons (might not be possible for all lessons).
  • A short welcome video each morning and/or reflection video each afternoon.
  • A screencast to offer feedback on student work and progress.
For more information, click here: Using Videos - examples

Resources for Learning

These resources are here to help with learning activities, but the BEST resource is your teacher.  Contact your teacher for help. 
Use your school Google account
Quick Start Guide
Use your school Google account
Getting Started Guide