How to Succeed Online

Online learning has great advantages. You can balance your work and life responsibilities and study when it is convenient. With a solid internet connection, you can be in any location. You might need to take a specific course to graduate and an online offering meets your need.

Qualities of a Successful Online Student

Great flexibility can come with challenges, too. Many students find that online courses are at least as time consuming as in-class courses. Students also need to feel comfortable with the technology. Students who succeed in an online class are often:

  • Independent
  • Self-Motivated
  • Self-Disciplined
  • Good at time management
  • Keenly interested in the course


Support for Success

Online Student Orientation

Live virtual sessions at the start of each semester to introduce students to the Blackboard learning platform, university resources, and strategies for success.

Blackboard 101 for Students

Self-paced course gives a solid foundation for using the learning site and how to participate in activities like discussion boards, assignments and tests.

Information Technology Services

IT support to access courses and to use the education technology.

Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA)

Tutoring, academic success coaching, and disability resources and accommodations to promote student learning and success.