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Time management/commitment

“Online” does not mean self-paced—activities, projects, other assignments, including participation in online discussions—have due dates and deadlines.

  • Online courses require careful reading. Don’t just look for the required activities and due dates.

Tip: Set a routine time each day to work on your online course—similar to “attending class.” Don’t procrastinate and do assignments at the last minute—if you have a question, you may not be able to get an answer before it’s due!


Communication in online courses is critical and essential.

  • Go to the teacher with questions and/or problems – don’t wait!
  • Go to the Bullis Help Desk if tech problems arise – don’t wait!

Tip: If you have a question or concern, contact the appropriate person—via email AND by phone at Bullis, if needed. Be sure to observe the online communication netiquette code of conduct.


An online course requires frequent student participation; often it is considered “attendance” and sometimes is a factor in the course grade.

  • Online discussions – students generally are required to post a minimum number of times per week and in a prescribed manner
  • Real time chats
  • Other collaborative tools, such as Google docs

Tip: Participation is more than just logging in. It must be “active” in order to be “heard.” There must be interaction to know you are participating. Participate frequently in discussions and other required interactions.


, Director, 301-634-3681
, Online Learning Coordinator, 301-634-3618
, Administrative Assistant, 301-983-5701 x579

I like having the freedom to work any time of day without a set schedule.

Preston D.

Everything is posted in advance, so we knew what was expected, the instructions were very clear, and the course freed up my schedule for the school year.

Sabrina H.

If I hadn’t been able to take Health online, I may not have been able to fit it into my schedule along with other academic requirements.

Pearl N.

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