Student Guide to Learning Online

Practice Self-Care

  • Your health and safety is the most important priority.
  • Take frequent breaks when doing work online! The "Ideal Study Session" can be broken down into a concentration cycle of about 60 minutes. After about one hour of study, you should take a ten-minute study break. Get up and walk around, stretch, drink some water and don't look at a screen.
  • Help manage your stress by taking good care of your body. Eat well, drink plenty of water, exercise, and get enough sleep.
  • Access campus and community resources designed to promote your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Attitude and mindset are important aspects of online learning success. Even when it gets hard, you will need to persevere and not give up. So what does this mean for you as an online learner? Well, think about your attitude and mindset as you embark on your education. Having a positive can-do attitude toward your online class is just one way to stay motivated.