Online Student Netiquette

Student Handbook

Review the student handbook for students’ rights and responsibilities. The material posted below is a helpful guideline for posting in online discussions.

What is considered good behavior online?

Communicating online is a big part of our everyday lives. It is important to understand the rules of online etiquette commonly referred to as Netiquette. Netiquette can be summarized by three simple rules:

  • Remember that there is a human being on the other end of your communication
  • Treat that human being with respect
  • Do not transmit an online message that you would not be willing to communicate in a face to face environment.

Below are some student guidelines for the online class:

  • Do not dominate any discussion.
  • Do not use offensive language to students and staff.
  • Never make fun of someone’s academic abilities.
  • Use simple English.
  • Use correct spelling and grammar.
  • Share tips with others.
  • Be open-minded and be willing to express even your opinion.
  • Be aware of the Excel’s academic integrity policy.
  • Think before you push the send button.
  • Do not hesitate to ask for feedback.
  • When in doubt, check with your instructor for clarification.
  • As a general rule, respect instructors and fellow students.

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