Online Success Tips

Online classes are built for convenience and flexability, giving students a chance to study on their schedule. To be successful, there are several things online students should remember.

The Must-Haves

  • A reliable computer
  • Consistent, reliable internet access
  • A technology back-up plan
  • An email address you can check regularly
  • The desire to succeed!

Don't Forget to...

  • Manage your time
  • Familiarize yourself with myCMU and take CMU190: Orientation to Online Learning
  • Plan to put as much effort into an online class as you would if you were sitting in a classroom
  • Remember that most Central Methodist University online courses run on an 8-week schedule, called terms, which allows students to take fewer classes at a time. This schedule does mean that assignments and readings may be longer and more frequent than an in-person class.


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