The Forum, sometimes called a Bulletin Board, is the place where you,
other classmates, and the instructor go to have discussions about
relevant topics in the course. Just as class conversations are very
valuable in a traditional classroom setting, online discussions are
very valuable to the online classroom.
The Drop Box is where you will turn in assignments to your
instructor. From the Drop Box, you can upload word processing
documents, Excel files, PowerPoint presentations, images, and many
file types. You can also download assignments, files, etc. from your
instructor or other students in the class.
One of the most liked features of an online course is the ability to
see your grades using the online Gradebook. Your instructor will post
your assignments and test grades here. The Gradebook lets you know
how you are doing in the course as you work your way through the
Tests and Quizzes
Whether it is a practice test, quiz, or actual exam, taking a test
online is probably the one element that students usually worry about
the most. Don't let taking online exams scare you; it's just like
taking a test in any other class. The questions might be multiple
choice, true/false, short answer, essay or a combination - the major
difference is your computer is now your "pen" and "paper."
Downloading the UTest Browser (if required) is simple; you can find it
Some instructors use “chats” as a way for you talk to him/her
and your classmates in real time. Some instructors have online office
hours and are available to chat with you and other members in your
class about specific questions relating to the course. Other
instructors establish chat sessions as an option to allow interaction
and discussion of specific topics in real time.
3 4 5