Manage your environment
- Schedule specific times in your day to dedicate to studying or participating in your online class. Check with your instructor if you should be calling into live Zoom broadcasts.
- Consider using the "Do not Disturb" function on your devices or a lockdown browser on your computer when you are trying to manage distraction. Watch this video for help activating the "Do not Disturb" function.
- Find a space that is comfortable and allows you to focus without interruptions. This can be your home base for coursework.
- Reach out to your instructors to find out how and when your classes will be held.
- Check Canvas often for updates. Instructors are encouraged to use Canvas to keep you informed. Your instructors will contact you with information regarding scheduled tests and exams.
- Contact the BYU-Idaho Support Center if you have questions about tech tools.
- Participate in virtual office hours over Zoom if offered.
- Put together schedules and expectations for each class. Check Canvas for updates to your syllabus.
- Prioritize your work. What due dates are coming up first? Make a smart decision about how to best spend your time. Learn more about digital literacy and time management.
- Don't wait until the last second. Give yourself plenty of time when turning in important assignments and tests in case you encounter technical issues.
Take care of yourself
- Stay healthy by getting adequate rest, nutrition and exercise. Take proactive steps to take care of yourself.
- Keep a growth mindset as you adapt to new circumstances. Your success has as much to do with your effort as it has to do with your ability. Watch this video for ideas on how to keep a growth mindset.
- Stay positive and monitor your self-talk.
- Use the BYU-Idaho Therapy Assistance Online Tools
- Find resources and tips from BYU on physical and mental health and general wellbeing.
- If you are thinking of harming yourself or if you are worried about someone else and need advice about what to do, text or call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
- Communicate regularly with your instructors for updates.
- Stay connected by calling, texting and messaging friends, family, and classmates.
- Stay in touch with study groups or other peer groups through Zoom, Hangouts Meet or hold a group chat in Hangouts Chat.
Ask for help
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