Tips on How to Be An Engaged Online Learner
Five simple tips in three minutes to help you be more engaged in your online class. September 2014.
Blackboard: Behind the Scenes
Most University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka classes – both onsite and distance learning – have a course site set up on Blackboard through UAS Online. We’ve created a sample course that contains tutorials and guidelines for using Blackboard. It covers topics such as turning in assignments, communication tools, announcements, quizzes and exams, gradebook features, Web Meeting/Collaborate, uploading video and images, and in general tips for success. Watch the course introduction and follow the directions for accessing the free short course! August 2014.
Is Online Learning Right for Me?
This tutorial will help you better understand online learning and decide if it’s right for you. It will help you understand the technology skills you need, the technical requirements for your computer, the personal skills you need, and how to access resources to help you build those skills. Once you know what it takes, you are on your way to success! August 2014. Duration: 30 minutes.
Create Posts in WordPress
This short tutorial will show you how to quickly create posts on a WordPress blog when you are granted access as an author.* September 2013. Duration: 15-20 minutes.
Edit Your Posts in WordPress
This short tutorial will show you how to quickly edit your posts on a WordPress blog when you are granted access as an author.* September 2013. Duration: 10-15 minutes.
*If your instructor is using a WordPress blog in their course, you will most likely be asked to create posts, add files or media to your posts, and leave comments. If this is how your instructor is using the blog, he/she will invite you to the blog with the role of “author.” An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images. Authors do not have access to modify, add, delete, or publish pages.
Time Management for Students
This tutorial presents ways to plan and maximize the use of your time. January 2013. Duration: 15-20 minutes.
Test Taking Tips
This short tutorial introduces you to an overview of general guidelines for successfully taking your college tests, tips on how to take multiple choice exams, and tips on how to take essay exams. September 2012. Duration: 15 minutes.
Understand the basic mechanics of writing so that the assignments you turn in are clear and easy for your instructors to read. September 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.
How you present yourself by email is important – this may be the only impression an e-Learning instructor or a business associate has of you. Learn a few basic rules of email etiquette in this short tutorial. June 2012. Duration: 10 minutes.
How to Study
This tutorial walks you through the basic steps of how to set up a successful study practice. June 2012. Duration 25 minutes.
This tutorial explains the importance of taking notes when you read and attend class. It also includes some specific note taking techniques you can use throughout your college career. April 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.
How to Write a Basic Essay
This tutorial walks you through the six basic steps of writing an essay. February 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.
Plagiarism – What It Is And How To Avoid It
This tutorial explains what plagiarism is and provides guidelines on how to avoid it. The content focuses specifically on how to avoid plagiarism by using the MLA format. February 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.