Whether you've chosen to take online classes, or if your class is only offered online, USU has prepared online resources to help you succeed. We encourage you to follow the steps below and to explore the available student resources so you are prepared for a successful learning experience.
- Access your online course through USU Canvas.
- View your course announcements and syllabus.
- We recommend students download a Canvas mobile app for iOS or Android to receive notification and participate in courses.
- Review Student Tips for Using Zoom to view live and recorded lectures.
- Review information about online proctoring for final exams if needed.
- Review the available Academic Support resources.
- Need help? Review additional resources for student success.
To be successful learning online, it is important to login often to complete coursework. Engage with your classmates, and communicate regularly with your instructor. View additional online study tips to make the most of your online course experience.
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Proctorio allows students to take tests remotely, while ensuring that all testing requirements are met and verifiable.
Turnitin is a plagiarism checking software that students can use to make sure they are citing sources properly within written homework.
Use Ally to access alternative formats for your class documents, and other materials.
Group work is a common requirement of learning online and requires additional tools for sharing documents and presentations.
Using Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Drive also makes it easy for others to edit and collaborate on files.
Introduction to Online Learning
So, you've decided to investigate online learning as an alternative to a traditional classroom. But what will this really mean for you as a student? Here we will introduce you to the world of online learning.
Test Preparation & Proctoring
Most online courses require some form or test, quiz, or exam. This is how instructors can measure if you are learning the materials. Learn how online assessments work and how you can prepare.
Communication Skills for Online Learning
Good communication skills are essential in your online course. There are many different ways you'll communicate with your instructor and other students. This video will discuss the different tools available and types of communication styles.
Engaging with Other Students Online
While online classes provide you with more flexibility and new ways to collaborate, success in the online environment is directly related to how present and engaged you are in the virtual classroom. Learn how to work best with other students to complete assignments and projects.