Tips for navigating remote learning during quarantine

For the next two weeks, all students will be learning remotely. Here are some tips from the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning to help you navigate that transition successfully. 

Make a Schedule

  • Use Google Calendar so all of your devices get notifications and alerts.  Watch this video to get started or schedule a remote session with an academic coach through MyWCOnline.  

Set ground rules with your roommate

  • Review your schedules together so you understand each other's time constraints. 
  • Use headphones to minimize distractions  
  • Keep each other motivated by checking it, studying together, and respecting boundaries.   

Interact with your classmates

  • Form study pairs or groups and by setting up regular meetings with peers  by using Google Meet or ZOOM.

Keep in contact with your professors

  • Office hours are even more important in remote learning, and all faculty will still be holding their office hours in an online format.

Utilize Academic Support

  • All academic support is available remotely through  MyWCOnline. 
  • Supplemental Instruction for BIO 121, BIO 123, CHM 111, PSY 101, and ACC 201 is available remotely.
  • OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan are available- log in with your HU ID barcode number to access library resources. 
  • Librarians are available to remotely help with research support.

Watch Video Lectures Carefully

  • Remote lectures focus on the most important content. Take notes while watching just as you would for in-class lectures, but pause the video and rewind as needed, to focus more deeply on the concepts. Plan to spend 20-30 minutes watching and taking notes for a 5-10 minute video.
  • REWATCH Lectures/Videos! 

Advice from a classmate-Study Skills

Reach out if you are falling behind

  • Remember that your instructors are one of your most important resources. Reach out and let them know what support you need. 

Try out different coping strategies

  • Stay Active- Do some bodyweight exercises in your dorm or check BergAthletics on Twitter for the daily link to our campus wide Quarantine Dorm Workout! 
  • Connect virtually with your support networks
  • Find meaningful tasks through which you can channel your anxiety (e.g., do a small project, tutor classmates online, start a journal, reconnect with an old friend,check in with family)
  • Try a mindfulness activity (meditation, deep breathing, yoga, coloring)

Academic Support: Contact Morgan Harrigan at
Academic Advising: Contact Lindsey Baumgartner at  
Beeghly Library:  Email or call (419) 448-2104
Health and Counseling Center: Email
Student Accessibility Services: Contact Douglas Stoll at


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