Taking an online course? Things to do and know:

Getting Started:

Tips to make your online course a success:

  • Have a positive online presence.
  • Communication is important - always ask questions if you have a problem.
  • Participation is just as important in an online class as in a face-to-face class.
  • Make contributions to assignments and discussions.
  • Designate a place to study with no distractions.
  • Log into your class every day. Stay up to date on class updates and announcements.

Course Syllabus, Requirements, and Grading

  • Access course through Canvas and review syllabus on course homepage.
  • Purchase required text and study materials. Information can be obtained from Course Syllabus, UNA Bookstore, or contacting your instructor.
  • Review the grading policy for the course.

Assignments and Assessments:

  • Review due dates for assignments, quizzes, and tests.
  • Participate in discussion forums and other group assignments.
  • Check grades through the "Reports" tab of the course.
  • If proctored tests are required, contact instructor for more information about off-campus proctors.


Electronic Campus

UNA is a member of Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus. For more information about the Electronic Campus, please visit http://www.electroniccampus.org.
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