Hello everyone! I want to first give a huge congratulations to the Class of 2020!! You guys have endured such a huge change this year and despite that, you all came out on top!! I am proud of all of you!! I wish you all good luck on your future endeavors and may this experience help you grow as people and members of society!! Remember, the USG community like the Career and Internship Services Center (CISC) will always have your backs no matter where you all are in life!! Go out there and thrive! 🙂
Now for us who still have to continue our education this year, we are aware that summer classes begin this week and many of us like myself have to get ready to take on this challenge. As summer I classes are mostly online just like this past spring semester, hopefully would have prepared us to face this challenge with ease. Of course we all are not from the same school as our campus hosts nine Maryland universities. Each university has a different way of handling these online classes which makes it difficult for me to give a point of view of this.
As I mentioned in my bio for this blog, I am a UMCP student; so my course would take place in their site which is the Enterprise Learning Management System (ELMS) Canvas. I’m sure those of you who don’t go to UMCP have a website similar to ELMS as your way to access your courses throughout the semester; this is the time to get familiar with that in case you have not already (which most of us have.) My main piece of advice for this time would be to always log in to the websites whenever you can.
I find this advice to be very important because I have taken an online course before at Montgomery College and there was a time where I did not check in and I missed an assignment due date which had me mortified! Since then, I would always check to see if assignments are posted or not. I would get on ELMS everyday to ensure that my assignments for the week have been posted or not; I would also make sure I complete these assignments in a timely manner so that I can focus on other things like house chores and free time so I don’t overexert myself on the course.
For those who are taking a summer course, I wish you all good luck(wish me luck too :D); if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment and I will see you all in the next post!