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Online Student Resources

As you navigate through your online courses, please use the following resources and our Student Resources website to help you finish strong!

Sample the online environment


Improve your time management skills

Because online courses allow you the freedom to conduct your classwork at times that fit your schedule, managing your schedule so you allow sufficient time to complete class requirements is an essential skill. Here are a few resources you might find helpful to improve your time management skills.


Improve your technical skills

Students need a minimum skill set to function effectively in the online environment including utilizing email, uploading and downloading files, installing plug-ins or software, browsing the Internet, etc. If a student has a gap in these skills when starting an online course, they are at increased risk of struggling. Here are some suggested resources you might find helpful to improve your technical skillset.

  • -Short tutorials on the basics of working in the online environment.
  • Tech-Ease Internet Basics – Information ranging from the basics of using an internet browser to more advanced topics.
  • Brightspace Tutorials - Brightspace is the learning management system used at Pellissippi State. The tutorials you’ll find at this site introduce the most common activities you’ll encounter as complete your online course.


Improve your academic skills

While your course instructor is there to help you, in the online environment the student takes on greater responsibility for their learning. You might find the following resources helpful.

  • OWL – The Purdue Writing Lab - Here you’ll find online help with your writing skills – from developing thesis statements to grammar, to citation help and more.
  • Guide to Grammar & Writing - Numerous guides to sentence structure, paragraph development, essay organization and more.
  • Kahn Academy - Online tutorials on subjects from the arts & humanities to math and science.


Improve your study skills

As with any of your courses, good study skills put on a path to success. Here are a few resources you might find helpful to improve your study skills.