Moving Online: Academic Support for Students
This page should be your main source for information about your class changes caused by the coronavirus and the college moving all classes online. Please check back often as the situation is fluid and the information will be updated as required.
CURRENT INFORMATION: Sandhills Community College Coronavirus Updates
Try this sample Moodle course before you use your real one.
Learning online often requires more written communication than a traditional face-to-face course. The quality of your written interactions with instructors and classmates has a major impact on your experience as an online student.
Observe any guidelines or “netiquette” information provided by your instructor. Your instructor may have guidelines that are specific to your course. Be sure to review any emails or announcements from your instructor to learn about these expectations.
Use a civil tone and non-offensive language. While you are encouraged to think critically and engage in rigorous debate, avoid using personal attacks or crude language. This is especially important when discussing topics which may elicit strong personal responses from others in the course.
Be cautious when using humor or sarcasm. If your tone is misunderstood by readers, your words may be taken literally or offensively.
Write clearly and succinctly. Aim to make your messages easy to read and understand. If you frequently rely on idioms or slang phrases, consider how your messages might be rephrased for clarity.
Attribute any sources you use. Doing so should make your comments more effective while also encouraging a more rigorous and structured debate.
Respect others’ privacy. Avoid sharing personal information about others without their consent.
Get the Help You Need
Computers are available for students to use for their classes in the Katherine Boyd Library – please check their current hours.
Find your instructor’s email information in the SCC Directory as they will not be working from campus.
When using the Help Ticket system on MySCC, please include the course, section and specific course item for the quickest solution.