1. Online Learning Orientation
  2. Top Ten Tips for Studying Online
  3. Learning in an Online Environment
  4. Microsft Office 365 Suite

Learning online can present its own unique challenges. The Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) offers a variety of services that can support you throughout the year. CSAS offers one-on-one online Learning Support Sessions which can help you build skills and strategies in time management, studying smarter, techniques to reduce procrastination and much more!

Working on a tough paper? Book a one-on-one Writing Consultation Session to work through the writing-related challenges you’re experiencing with your assignment.

Online Learning Orientation

Whether you’ve taken an online course before or not, our Online Learning Orientation is for you. This is a Brightspace course that goes through the nuts and bolts of learning online to give you every advantage of starting strong and staying resilient in your online courses.

The six lessons cover the main features, benefits and challenges of online learning and explore various tips, including how to effectively manage your time, how to optimize your learning space, how to interact and engage online, and where to seek additional supports. You will hear testimonials from Carleton students, who share their best practices for learning online. Along the way, you’ll test your comprehension with self-check questions and wrap up with a feedback survey at the end. Learn more about online learning orientation and the steps to self-enrol in Brightspace.

Top Ten Tips for Studying Online

In the Fall 2021 term, Carleton courses will be available for in-person and online learning. Descriptions of each course delivery type are available on the Registrar’s Office website. For online learning, while specific methods and approaches will vary across programs and courses, Teaching and Learning Services has prepared a list of their top ten tips for students studying online.

Learning in an Online Environment

Carleton’s Information Technology Services has prepared a webpage to help you succeed online. Whether you have questions about minimum technical requirements or you’re looking for a list of technology and services available to you as a student, this new webpage will provide you with at-a-glance support to help you navigate your online studies.

Microsft Office 365 Suite

Carleton University students have free access to the Microsoft Office 365 software suite. Visit the Information Technology Services website for more information on how to download and access this software.