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Some steps you can take to be successful*
To Do Before Classes Start
Review the “New & Current Student Guide” on the distance education website, complete the online Orientation requirements and take the completion test in Canvas.
Order your required textbooks
Review the technical specifications
Read about how to setup and use your
University NinerMail account
Online Student Services Backpack
so you know what services and resources are available to you as a current UNC Charlotte student.
Contact the distance education office or your program manager if you have any questions
First Week of Courses
to see your course. Faculty typically open the course in Canvas on the first day of classes.
Contact your instructor with any questions you have about the syllabus, textbook or other course requirements.
Check to see if your course will require proctored exams; make sure you understand what you need to do to
be ready for your proctored exams
Refer to your
distance education program website
for information and updates
for important dates
Familiarize yourself with policies listed in the
During the Course
Login to your course several times per week
Contribute to class discussions
Ask the instructor for clarification on assignments
Schedule time in your week for readings, assignments, etc.
End of Course
Complete final papers, projects and exams.
Complete the online course evaluation
Contact your advisor to make sure you understand which course(s) you should register for next term. Once registration is open, register for the next term
Nearing Graduation/ program completion
Contact your advisor to confirm you are “on-track” to graduate
You must apply for graduation
. Applications must be submitted early in the term. Make sure you meet the deadline!
*This is not an exhaustive list.