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Studying online at TEK

It is important to plan specific goals and activities during your day. It can be a good idea to consider how your day would have looked if you had been attending classes or group meetings at campus. Many teachers are placing their live teaching sessions at the same time as their campus classes would have been, or they are making videos and exercises available for that time.

Be realistic, prioritize the daily tasks and keep up with any information on Blackboard regarding deadlines and academic content. Ask for help if you need it, and use the framework which is made available to you by your teacher as regards asking questions and receiving supervision.

Remember to also plan when you are going to have a break, and when you are going to call it a day.

SDU Studie og Trivsel held this webinar, which can enlighten you as to how to structure your day.

The online teaching is held either synchronously (e.g. through live sessions on Zoom or Teams), asynchronously (e.g. through videos or exercises on Blackboard) or as a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Participate in the classes

In order to get the full benefit from your online classes, it is important for you to keep up with information on Blackboard and participate in your classes within the framework set by your teacher. Both synchronous and asynchronous activities are valuable!

Communicate with your teacher

Physically, your teacher is a lot further away from you than usual, and that can be frustrating – both for you and your teacher. Please ask questions and provide feedback on the classes. Use the framework made available to you by your teacher.

Talk to your fellow students

It can be a good idea to meet with one or more of your fellow students to talk about today’s lessons. You will learn more by relating actively to the academic content.

Decorum for live teaching

  • Mute your microphone when you aren’t talking. Use the chat or ‘raise hand’ function to let the class know that you have a question or a comment.
  • Consider activating your camera to begin with so your teacher can see that you are there. If your internet connection is causing problems, or if your teacher asks you to, please deactivate your camera.
  • Be present. It can seem less obligating to participate because your teacher is on the other side of a screen. Tell yourself that you have taken the time out of your calendar to participate in class, so other activities need to wait.

Technical guide to participating in a Zoom meeting (English)

Technical guide to participating in a meeting in Microsoft Teams (English)

Students’ guide to Zoom (English)

Students’ guide to setting up a meeting in Zoom or Microsoft Teams (English)

Additional advice

Se flere gode råd på FAQ til studerende på SDU, som løbende opdateres med nye spørgsmål og svar.

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Last Updated 20.08.2020