To recap, online courses can be more challenging and demand more of your time than face-to-face classes because they require you to actively participate in weekly activities such as reading articles, watching lecture recordings/videos, and contributing to discussion forums and group assignments. Your level of involvement and engagement in the course will ultimately determine its success. The more committed you and your peers are to the learning process, the tighter your learning community will become, and the more rewarding the experience will be.
It is important to recognize, however, that no two courses are created equally, and so the activities you find in one might be vastly different from another. The onus, therefore, is on you to become self-directed in your learning and to find the resources and the rhythm that works for you in each course.
It may be helpful to talk to others who have taken an online class and consider the tips they have about how to succeed as a remote learner. The following things are worth considering:
This following video offers a good summary of the things to be aware of as a remote learner. Heed the advice and you will be sure to succeed.
The final two activities are assessment activities.