Online learning has become an integral part of education. Understanding and practicing techniques to be successful online does not come naturally to all students.

UWM Canvas

Canvas is the learning platform used at UWM. If you need assistance, visit the UWM Canvas Students webpage.

Success Strategies for Online Students

UWM Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has created this Student Success Strategies webpage page that provides tips to students for success in online classes.

Online Learning Readiness

To prepare yourself, take the Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire. The results may surprise you and give you a better idea on how to prepare for your online learning experience.

Online Myth-Busting

This is a video from the Online Myth-Busting Workshop, called Online Education Myth-Busting (YouTube).

Online Student Success

Review the What Makes A Successful Online Student (PDF) guide to enhance your understanding of online learning.

Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards

Before you are ready to engage in your online community, read and understand the 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards Infographic (PDF). Just as you display a high level of etiquette when engaging in your face-to-face course discussions, online discussion boards demand the same.

Virtual Learning Platforms

Finally, synchronous (real time) sessions may become a regular part of your course interactions. Understanding the virtual platform that your instructor uses is essential to successful interactions. Below are a few helpful resources to our virtual UWM platforms.

Microsoft Teams

This UWM Learning Techniques Microsoft Teams Guide (PDF) will introduce you to the collaboration features in Microsoft Teams and cover commonly-used components.

Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom is a video conferencing software that combines video conferencing, group text chat, and screen sharing into one easy-to-use platform. It is available for Mac and PC, as well as mobile devices.

For more virtual learning platform resources, visit the Video Conferencing Support for Students webpage.


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