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Tips for Remote Learning

We're here to help you succeed, so we've put together a list of tips for remotely learning. Download the PDF version of this list.

Staying Organized

  • Create an effective workspace free of distractions and not too comfortable.
  • Take notes, save files, and bookmark sites important to your coursework.
  • Write down any updated due dates and grading changes since going online.
  • Know how to get help remotely with The Learning Center and The Writing Center.
  • Set goals for the rest of the semester and break them up into actionable tasks.

Managing Your Time

  • Create a daily routine to give your day structure and keep your day moving.
  • Plan out your classwork and daily activities using a weekly planner.
  • Set alarms and reminders to help you stay on track.
  • Make the time you don't feel you have.

Study Spots

  • Create a quiet space in a low-traffic area.
  • Close non-school related browser tabs.
  • Create a no phone/app zone.
  • Find a track for your background noise.

Downsides of Multitasking

  • Assignments take longer.
  • Mistakes are more likely.
  • Your brain will retain less information.

Online Class tips

  • Check your courses frequently
  • Stick to your original class schedule as much as you can
  • Find out how to participate in class.  Are there digital office hours?
  • Take notes just as you would normally.
  • Create a group chat with classmates for discussions and study groups.
  • Focus on one project task, or assignment at a time.

Online Resources

Most importantly, Take Care of Yourselves!

  • Stay active with UL's Virtual Rec Classes
  • Take breaks and go outside
  • Keep in touch with your family & friends
  • Limit your news intake
  • Reach out when you are in need

Campus Resources for self care



Staying Connected On-line

Check your UL email at least once a day.

A good tip is to check once before classes start and again at the end of the day or after lectures are over.

Keep in touch with course information:

  • Verify grading expectations and due dates via specific class page on Moodle or with your professor directly
  • Stay up-to-date with all communication from professors including materials uploaded to Moodle site and any class discussion groups
  • Email professors as soon as possible if you cannot meet certain expectations (e.g. deadlines or requirements)

Reach out to your classmates about any course information you might not be able to find easily on Moodle.