Tips for Continuing Your Studies Online/Remotely
Internet and Device Access
You will need:
- Access to a computer or a mobile device that has reliable internet access.
- Access to Canvas.
- Check to see if you need speakers, a microphone, or a headset with a mic.
Contact your instructor immediately if you do not have access to an electronic device and/or
If you need help with Canvas, please call 540-674-3614.
We have many Canvas resources available if you need information
or guidance regarding Canvas.
You can download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free.
Expectations: Remote delivered, or online courses, have the same academic rigor as
their face-to-face counterparts. Stay organized and focused. Establish a good workplace with
necessary access and freedom from distraction.
Daily Check-in: Expect to check your email and Canvas courses daily, and be
prepared to attend live video sessions online via the Zoom web conferencing tool that may be
scheduled during your regularly scheduled campus class time. Ask your instructor if they will be
Notifications: Reading announcements and assignment notifications are crucial to
having a successful online learning experience.
Time: Expect to spend as much time with your courses online as you would on-campus.
Office Hours: Take advantage of any online office hours offered.
Communicate: Take the time to promptly communicate via Canvas or email with your
instructors. Ask for feedback or clarification, and be open to phone conversations and video
Be Honest: Maintaining academic integrity is very important. Approach your work