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Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions about Distance Learning


  • Q: My students say that the Course Menu is missing. What's wrong?
    • Answer: Their display's resolution may be set too high. They will get the best results if they reset their resolution to at least 1280 x 1024 for a PC or 1280 x 800 for a MAC.


  • Q: How can I get my online students to read the syllabus thoughtfully -- before the course begins or very early in the term?
    • Answer: There's a couple of options:
      • Give a syllabus quiz for the first assignment and make it count points. You can use one of Laulima's assessments tools, or you could do use the Assignments tool: post the questions in an assignment and have students type in their responses.
      • Make a video and post it in Laulima. A good creation tool is the free Screencast-O-Matic . Walk students thru the major sections, highlighting one or two key points for each section concerning your syllabus.
      • Create an infographic showing the key points of each section. An easy creation tool is Piktochart .
  • Q: What is a good statement to include in my syllabus to direct students with disabilities to the Disability Services Office?
  • Q: Is there one place that lists all the university policies and service statements?