Finding your way to this page is a powerful step towards achieving success in your online and remote learning courses. Taking time to invest in how you learn while studying online will be well worth your effort!
Please keep in mind that staff within Student Learning Services and and the Library are here to help you! Visit the University Library Online Guide for up-to-date information on Library Supports and Services.
Want a list of strategies to help you prepare for writing exams? Visit this page for recommendations such as setting up your environment, self-test, and (very important) distribute practice. U of Toronto, Scarborough.
This online webinar recording provides strategies that you can start using today. Although long, it's well worth watching. Are you writing online exams that are timed? Exams that don't allow you to go back to revisit a prior question? Have you considered academic honesty as it relates to exams?
Learning to Learn Online is a FREE online textbook exploring seven topics in online learning. Strategies for reading can be found in the chapter, "Strategic Reading". (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Creative Commons License)
Note taking methods used for in-person study can also be used in taking online classes. Consider five different note-taking methods to take notes for readings, lectures and creating study materials. (Lethbridge College)
Microsoft OneNote is a popular note taking program used for taking and organizing notes. OneNote can be used as *your* note taking system for taking notes in your readings, while attending (virtual) lectures, and in creating study notes.
As a USask student, you can install and freely use Microsoft Office Programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and OneNote. View the "USask Microsoft Advantage" webpage to learn more about downloading OneDrive as part of the Microsoft Office365 collection of programs.
'hypothesis.is' is a free extension provided for the Chrome web browser that allows you to tag, annotate, highlight, and make summary notes within webpages. In addition, 'hypothes.is' allows you to share and annotate webpages as a group.
Read&Write is a program freely available to USask students that supports learning in many amazing ways. Read&Write is able to read text out loud, turn text from webpages and documents into MP3 sound files (which you can listen to while doing other tasks), check grammar when writing, and has a dictionary with both text terms and pictures.
Break your study time into shorter study periods: 25-min focused study followed by a 5-min break. Shorter study periods allow us to maintain intense focus for maximal performance! (UBC student, Gena Ellett, 2016)
Please visit this webpage If you aren’t ‘engaging’ in your studying and course work as much as you’d like! You’ll see three strategies that can help you boost and maintain your motivation throughout the term. (University of Guelph)
"If you were motivated at the beginning of your course but need a boost to get re-motivated, this video is for you! " Approaches include identifying your motivators & barriers, setting goals and ensuring accountability. (Southwestern Michigan College)
"Netiquette is the correct or acceptable way of communicating on the internet. How you communicate online is important if most of your interactions are online, especially within your online courses." (Southwestern Michigan College)
Explain what you know, ask questions, get multiple points of view, AND find motivation to study! Look at this webpage with your peers to launch a well-organized and successful study group. (University of Michigan)
Make the time to have a look at this excellent resource sharing 6 key strategies that will help you succeed in your online courses. The time you spend reading will be well worth the investment! (Queen's University)