Tips for online learning

1. Get organized
Keep a calendar, weekly chart or list of all course work. Create a regular study and assignment schedule.
2. Make time
Give yourself extra time to complete assignments. Start assignments right away, so if issues come up, you have time to seek clarification.
3. Learn the technology
Read course guides for technology requirements. Watch for instructor emails and course site announcements.
4. Stay in touch
Use your instructor’s virtual office hours, email or phone; and use classroom discussion forums to build community with your classmates.
5. Be accountable
Set goals and check in with yourself weekly. Or pair up with a fellow classmate as accountability partners.
6. Get help
Don’t wait until the last minute to reach out. Contact your instructor or a classmate. For technical issues, contact the LTSI Support Desk.
7. Avoid multi-tasking
Multi-tasking often ends up causing us to take longer to complete projects. Focus on one task at a time.
8. Take breaks
Take regular breaks from sitting, by standing, stretching or walking. Unplug for periods during the day to keep a healthy balance.

 

Need technical assistance?

If you are having any technical issues or are you having trouble accessing your online course, contact the LTSI Support Desk.

Phone

Local/North America: 250-721-8476 
Toll-free: 1-888-721-8476
International: 00-1-250-721-8476

Email

LTSIsupport@uvic.ca​

Hours (Pacific Time)

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm