What is considered good behavior online?

Communicating online is now a big part of our everyday lives. It is important to understand customary 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 any message that you wouldn't be willing to communicate face to face.

Here are some Student Guidelines for the class:

  • Avoid controlling discussions.  
  • Avoid slang and offensive language.  
  • Never ridicule someone's ability to read or write.
  • Use simple English.
  • Use correct spelling and grammar.
  • Share tips with other students.
  • Keep an "open-mind" and be willing to express even your minority opinion.
  • Be aware of the College's Academic Honesty Policy.
  • Think before you push the "Send" button.
  • Do not hesitate to ask for feedback.
  • When in doubt, always check with your instructor for clarification.

Student Handbook

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

Click here to access online student handbook (Links to an external site.)