What do I need to take online classes?
You need a laptop with microphone (possibly a headset), webcam and a stable internet connection to take online classes. Is the purchase of these items a financial burden, Inquire with STUVO (student facilities) about financial aid. Get into contact with STUVO.
How can I ask questions or respond during online classes?
Depending on the application used, it is possible to ask questions or respond from home. For example by virtually raising your hand and asking a question through your microphone, or posting a question in the chat. Your lecturer will indicate the possibilities during the class.
Sometimes other tools are used as well, like live polling. Once again the lecturer will provide you with all necessary information. With most tools you do not have to pre-install anything.
How can I collaborate online with other students?
When the lecturer assigns group work, he could create groups in Toledo. If not, you can use your preferred tool. There are many and they are often free but take certain limitations (for example the amount of participants) and the privacy of your data into account. You can collaborate on documents via your Office 365 account. All support for working with Microsoft Office 365 can be found on that page.
The combination online classes, classes on campus, group works and internships is not always easy. A clear overview of all activities and planning sufficient processing time is a good start. The study coach will gladly help you out with tips on planning and studying.