One of the most common lines I get from student emails is: “This is my first online class.”
Such a line is usually accompanied by an apology for an error or a misunderstanding.
I actually don’t mind these emails.
To me, it shows that the student is making some sort of effort either to correct something or to get in touch with me or something along those lines. It also shows the commonalities of students trying to figure out an online class. For many students, they are trying to figure out college life in general on top of this strange, new learning format.
I’ve noticed the top student confusions and I have come up with some tips to help with online learning.