Netiquette is shorthand for “Internet etiquette”. Netiquette is combination of two words i.e. network (or netizen) and etiquette and is defined as a set of rules for acceptable online behavior.
Mute your mic/Turn off your webcam during online classes
Keep your microphone muted and webcam off whenever you’re not talking so as not to add background noise.
If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it online either.
Grammar and spelling matter
In an educational setting (even online), keep it formal. Follow grammar rules for online learning too.
Cite your sources
Nothing is truly private online.
Be aware of strong language, all caps, and exclamation points
It is easy for written text to be misread and misunderstood. Give and expect respect.
Remember that not everyone will know these netiquette. It is very different than simply talking to a person face-to-face.
Keep your Lecturer/instructor informed
Ask your Lecturer/instructor for help when you need it—let them know if you are ill, unable to log on, etc.
Always save your work
Save your work locally on your computer and/or in the cloud where you can easily access it.
For each hour spent in your online classroom, you should plan another two to three hours on course work. Just like in traditional classes, you are expected to spend 40 hours per week for your course.
It is possible to begin readings and preparation prior to your online class. Class and reading materials are available on your unit CANVAS.
Yes, this can be achieved via synchronous drop-in discussion sessions (like consultation during normal time). You can make an appointment with your lecturer or tutor for a drop-in discussion session.
Yes, group projects are part of the online learning. The objective of a group project is for the students to work together online and achieve the learning outcomes of a unit.
As per the normal process, the extension procedure is here: https://www.swinburne.edu.my/current-students/manage-course/special-consideration-adjustments-extensions/extensions.php. Applications for extension must be made to the unit convenor by email before the assessment is due.
Your lecturer or tutor will set clear expectations on how he/she will respond to your queries either written or verbal; either during online class or online tutorial etc . You can also make an appointment for a synchronous drop-in discussion session too with your queries.
You may refer to your allocated timetable, locate the unit code, the number followed by the unit code is your group number. eg: FST10014-01 is group 1, FST10014-02 is group 2.
You may refer to the Virtual Orientation webpage and Canvas Student Overview video embedded at this link: https://www.swinburne.edu.my/current-students/get-started/swinburne-sarawak-orientation-program.php