FAQ: What are some ways to manage the switch to all classes being online now?

May 21, 2020

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Now that classes have transitioned to be online, how are you handling the change?
 To help manage your time, set up a large schedule in a place where you’ll easily see it. Review your course syllabi and gather all the important information; like homework and project due dates, other important dates, meetings, and other information that you need help remembering, and put it all on your schedule.
Then make your requests to student support services, like interpreter requests, captions, speech-to-text and other accommodations. Planning ahead will ensure you have those services in place and are better prepared.
Request a notetaker to take notes for pre-recorded or live online courses, or for any audio information being presented such as a podcast. A notetaker can reduce how much you have to avert your eyes to find information, allowing you to focus on one screen or item at a time.
Take advantage of the instructor’s office hours. You can use that time to ask questions or clarification about a project, homework, and other assignments. Don’t forget that you can ask the disability services office for the accommodations, like interpreters or speech-to-text, throughout the semester.
Break down assignments: For example, if you go through one class right after the other, it will all run together by the end of your day. Instead, work through one online class at a time. Between each class, take a movement break, collect your thoughts, then review materials for the next class, to help keep your mind clear and organized.
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