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Strategies for Student Success

As an online student, you must be more self-directed, manage your time efficiently, and assume greater responsibility for your own learning. Here are a few tips to help with this:

Log in Early

Online courses open one week before the start of the semester, so it’s a great idea to visit the course early and find out what’s required. Access your course at http://fitnyc.open.suny.edu and log in with your FIT username and password.

Read Course Requirements

At the start of the course, fully familiarize yourself with the syllabus, deadlines, and related course policy documents such as attendance, grading, required reading, and supplemental learning materials. Just as every face-to-face course has a unique course plan, so does every online course.

Participate

Log in to your course daily and engage with the course frequently to make the most of your experience.

Pace Yourself

Schedule time each day to complete your coursework, and stay aware of deadlines.

Check Your FIT Email

Regularly check your FIT email for course announcements or assignment notifications and check with your instructor on your overall progress.

Keep Your Username and Password Secure

Always remember to log out, especially if you are using a public computer. Most importantly, do not share your username and password with anyone.

Ask for Help

If you need help with the course material, contact your instructor from within Blackboard. If you need help using Blackboard, the OpenSUNY Help Desk is open
7 days a week at 1-844-OPENSUNY or OpenSUNYHelp@suny.edu.

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