Succeeding as an Online Student

Are you considering an online degree program but aren't sure whether it's the right learning method for you? Feeling a bit lost in Blackboard Learn? Chico State students in online degree programs have recorded some tips and tricks videos, as well as some Blackboard Learn Basics tutorials to help you get and stay on track. You've got this!

Tips & Tricks for Online Students

Distance Education Student

Chico State online student Ariana shares advice for staying connected with other students, as well as her favorite pro tip…an app that reminds you to give your eyes, body, and brain a break during long stretches on the computer. Presentation time: 5 minutes | View Now

Distance Education Student

Jessica, an online Social Science major, talks about how a consistent and disciplined schedule is key to success, along with reducing distractions around you (including roommates and pets!) to help you stay focused. Presentation time: 3 minutes | View Now

Laura Kate
Distance Education Student

Online Sociology major Laura Kate shares some of the benefits of taking online classes, as well as getting used to the different ways that professors use Blackboard Learn. Presentation time: 3 minutes | View Now

Distance Education Student

Chico State senior Leslie details how she keeps track of assignments and due dates when taking multiple online classes, as well as allocating enough time to keep up with the work. She also encourages you to find ways to stay motivated and overcome screen fatigue. Presentation time: 3 minutes | View Now

Distance Education Student

Markie, an online Social Work major, encourages you to be your own accountability boss to crush the deadlines assignments and stay on track. She also offers a good reminder that you don’t have to go it alone. Presentation time: 3 minutes | View Now

Distance Education Student

Rachel, and online Liberal Studies student, is a proponent of adding variety to your learning and your schedule. She also shares her (colorful!) organizational trick to stay on track and encourages you to stay connected with your instructors. Presentation time: 5 minutes | View Now


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