Being independent and self-motivated doesn’t seem that important when you take classes in a traditional face-to-face classroom (it is). Attending the class for several hours a week makes you feel that the classroom experience provides you enough “motivation” to coast and keep going. While that’s a very inefficient approach to learning in general, it’s also one that seldom works in online courses.
Being successful in online or virtual classes requires some extra level of motivation and self-regulation. This survival guide from vlogger Thomas Frank, gives you great ideas to work more successfuly in online courses:
Understanding your technology
If you need support with Carmen or Zoom, the Office of Distance Education and E-Learning at Ohio State has a large collection of tutorials and support pages. Here are some of them:
Carvas (Carmen) Guides
- Canvas Guides
- Canvas Student Getting Started Guide
- Canvas Student Guide
- Canvas Video Guide
- Visit this support website and follow the tutorials on Zoom (Zoom Support info available on the site): https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/carmenzoom (Links to an external site.)
- Visit the Newark Campus IT Department (or reach out via email) if you have tech problems: https://newark.osu.edu/faculty-and-staff/campus-departments/information-technology-services/
- For other technical-support issues, you can contact the OSU IT service desk.
- If your computer is not working, go to the Buckeye Bar.
- To view tutorials for various online learning tools at Ohio State, browse the ODEE Resource Center.