In my last blog post, I talked a bit about what switching to all online classes this semester has been like for me. The first few weeks were a stressful mess for me. Since it wasn’t my first time taking an online class before, I had some basic knowledge of the technology I was using. But with all my classes switching to online, I had to learn some new ways of learning off my laptop. I was a little terrified at first but, once I figured it out it was no problem at all. Since I know I am not the only one who may have struggled at first, I thought I would share a few tips I learned along the way.
-Take some time to mess around with the new websites or tools you are using. This way, you can get the chance to become comfortable with it and can learn some new things that maybe no one else in the class knows.
-If you don’t know what to do e-mail your teacher. It is okay to be confused or don’t know what to do. E-mail your teacher if you need help. They will more than likely be happy to help you.
-Do not procrastinate on any assignments. We all know technology is great most of the time. However, there are still times where it stops working, and there might be an assignment due. That is why it is important to do your work ahead of time in case something happens.
-Look up videos on things you might be confused about. More then likely, there will be a video tutorial on how to do something that you struggled with.
-Make a calendar or a list of all the things you need to get done and when they are due. With not going in for classes, sometimes it might be hard to remember when assignments are due. I have found making a chart of when things are due for all of my classes has helped A LOT.
These are the few things that I have found to be the most helpful for me. Just remember that this is new for all of us, so if things go wrong, it is okay. We are all learning how to do this together.