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Home > Schedule > How to Survive in an Online Course

How to Survive in an Online Course (DVD Video)
James Shimabukuro James Shimabukuro on Video will share important tips on maximizing your success in an online course. This workshop has been updated from last semester to include online examples of what you will be doing. Further you will have the opportunity to see if you are equipped with the right technologies and be able to ask questions before you begin your class.

Anyone who is enrolled in an online course is encouraged to attend this session.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Tuesday, September 9, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Monday, November 23, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Lama 118 (Library)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

UPDATES to this Workshop

4) Have a Backup - back up your documents
-- USB Drives, Thumb Drives, Flash Drives etc.
-- Use Laulima (help) to backup your documents in My Workspace under Resources
-- Backup email via gmail or other free services. Auto forward everything.

-- Google Drive connected to your school email is another option.

12) Sending Readable Documents:

Laulima has several ways to submit assignments.

Each class may do things differently.

Timing maybe a factor where submital times/deadlines may varry

Imiloa (Explore your pathway to success)

Explore, Connect, Collaborate, Discover

Activated Fall 2011

Using Microsoft Word/Office
-- Extension differences for MS Word 2007/08 from earlier versions

MS Word 2007/08/10/11/13 extensions is .docx
Older version* extension is .doc

* Download a plug-in from Microsoft to be able to read docx documents

For Windows Users

For Mac Users


Save Document as the following (Save As)

Rich Text Format = .rtf
Text format = .txt

Make sure you have a legal copy of your program - Trial copies will not function after the termination date.

LibreOffice (FREE): is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Updated 12/18/2013

Make sure you don't save it as an LibreOffice Document.

Apache OpenOffice (FREE) - make sure you don't save it as an Open Office Document. Updated 10/1/2013.


Google Drive Apps (FREE) - all UH students have accounts

13) Be Accurate

Use your address book function as much as possible.

Don't forget to cc /email yourself - don't rely only on Auto Save.
-- serves as a double check that the message was sent correctly.
-- You have a time stamp that you did sent in the assignment.

14) Don't Flame:
-- Try not to type ALL IN CAPS, this to some people denotes shouting
-- Stay away from typing in RED - some people may take offense.

-- Save the email as a draft then look at it at a later time



Large Print (4 pages) SOS_OnlineCourse2.doc

Small Print (2 pages) SOS OnlineCourse3.doc

Support Website:

Presenters Old Web Site: new site is on Laulima - you need to be in the class to access information.

DVD of Workshop: Library Reserve Collection (SOS)


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