Tips for being a Successful Online Learner

Task: Whether you are taking classes online, face-to-face, or a mix of both, accessing course materials, assignments, and technologies is an important piece of your learning. Staying connected, collaborating, and communicating with peers and instructors builds community.


  • Read and make notes of the syllabus, schedule, and other documents to understand course expectations, due dates, and technologies to be used.
  • Dedicate regularly scheduled time and routines for each of your courses. 
  • Test your technology. If you need to attend virtual office hours or submit work online, make sure you know how it works in advance.
  • Participate regularly in course assignments, discussions, and groups as outlined by your instructor.
    • To learn more about viewing and submitting to assignments and discussions or how to participate in a group, visit this student guide.
  • Engage in study strategies 
  • Communicate with your instructor if you any have questions.


Users should be able to successfully approach online learning.

Further reading:

Helpful Tips for Students to Learn Online

Canvas & Zoom Technical Requirements

Student Guide – Instructure

21 Study Tips for Online Classes Success

Need additional help?

If you have any questions regarding your course or course tools, please call (603) 862-4242 Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm, or submit an online support request.

The Academic Technology Support Center offers Remote Support for Academic Software.

Online documentation for myCourses or any other UNH-supported technologies are found in the UNH Information Technology Knowledge Base. 

Or use this link to the ET&S Help Desk team to locate your local campus contact information.  Use the “Submit a Question” for your campus to enter an online support request. 


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