We’re Here to Help
The transition to remote learning can be a challenge, but the Office of Disability Services is here to assist in managing your accommodations, communication with your faculty members, and resources that assist with remote learning.
Students who would like to start the process students should contact the Office of Disability Services.
Due to social distancing and remote learning, the testing center is closed. As your quizzes and exams are online, make sure to reach out directly to your faculty with your accommodations letter to ensure you receive the approved additional or extended time.
Time Management Tips
One of the most valuable skills you can have as a remote student is effective time management. The better you manage your time, the easier it is to achieve your goals. Effective time management not only helps with your learning but can also make you more productive at work and in your personal life. If you’re serious about successfully completing your degree online, it’s crucial to find a good time management system to use.
These tips can help you stay ahead of your coursework.
- Create a routine and treat online class like it is face-to-face class
- Use a printed or electronic calendar and set reminders or use sticky notes.
- Be active in Canvas daily to review assignments, check announcements and updates, check grades, and communicate with faculty and other students.
- Create a study group and utilize tutoring services.
- Stick to your schedule. This will help you get into a routine.
- Create accountability buddies (friends or family).
- Create a workspace at home that’s quiet and has a desk-like atmosphere.
- Eliminate distractions. Silence your phone and inform others that live with you of your study times.
- Organize files for easy access.
- Have all books and materials readily available,
- Take breaks to refresh – see the sunshine.
- Create peer study groups (Microsoft Teams).
- Ask questions by phone, email, or Canvas.
- Remember to use appropriate language and proper etiquette while online.
- Set goals, make a plan, and remember your goals to keep you motivated.
Many things can distract remote students from completing schoolwork. Here are some apps that might help. Most of the apps work as site blockers to either block completely or limit time on particular sites. Some work on organizational skills and task lists.
- AntiSocial–block distracting sites, customize, timeframes
- ColdTurkey–website blocker
- Concentrate (Hey Focus)–customizable settings, productivity tracker
- Focus Keeper–helps focus on tasks, create tasks with a to-do list, keeps track of daily progress and has statistics screen
- Focus Booster–task creation, productivity booster, goal setting
- My Study Life–organizational skills, tasks, reminders, scheduling, and timetabling
- LeechBlock–productivity tool with site blocking up to 30
- StayFocused–website and app blocker
- Self Control–set time blockers