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It’s really important to use all the tools
that are available to you from both our web

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course and also other resources.

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Number one that I have found is the UCF Library

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The online resources that they have available
are immense.

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And the librarians are really really helpful
and can direct you to materials that you need.

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Besides the library resources, there are several
other tools available to you in Webcourses.

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We have the discussions and there’s also chats
where you can talk to your classmates and

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exchange ideas and work out problems together.

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But also, do not forget the email tools that
are there to get in touch with your instructor.

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I myself, when you send me a message, I get
an email immediately notifying me that you

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have sent me a message so I can respond to
you in real-time to help you solve your problems.

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I urge students to look into the writing center
on campus.

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Now, they’re mainly for face-to-face, however,
they do have an online component that students

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are able to participate in, in order to get
some assistance.

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Another source for students is [email protected]
Support and I encourage students to reach

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out to them if they have any technical questions
or issues that perhaps I might not be able

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to help them with.

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I find that students are habituated to going
to Google first and I go to Google a lot so

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I understand that.

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But, our library has a lot of specialized
resources that are available to them and the

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library has its own help desk.

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Another thing I’ve done for my students is
set up Materia widgets that they can use for

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study skills and I think because you don’t
always have them in your classes sometimes

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students don’t realize how helpful they can

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But I’ve set up numerous flashcard decks so
students can practice looking at Old English

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phonology or morphing types or clause types
or any of those things.

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I’ve also set up some games so I have a hangman
game that helps them learn the international

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phonetic alphabet.

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I have a crossword.

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I have a bunch of stuff there.

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So, I link to that from my class and I can’t
always tell if students have been there but

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I can tell if they have learned the material
and the students who have learned the material

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often say, “wow, those flashcards were a big

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So, there are two resources I would recommend
my students to be able to utilize to be successful

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in my online courses.

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The first would be the Student Tour that is
produced by the university to guide them through

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the online process.

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The second would be support for Webcourses,
which is also an online tool that you can

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easily click to and get the assistance you

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Bottom line though, the best resource that
you can have is your professor.

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We’re here to help you, all you have to do
is reach out.

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UCF has a variety of online resources that
can be accessed at any time, anywhere, within

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any context.

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All these resources are geared at ensuring
that you are successful in your online course.