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Getting study help online

Studying online doesn’t need to be isolating. As long as you know how to access study help when you need it, studying online should be just as easy. When you’re taking an online course there are plenty of ways to stay in touch and get the assistance you need.

Here are some ways you can get study help when you’re taking an online course.

1. Approach Your Lecturer

The most obvious way to get assistance is to approach your lecturer. Your lecturer should be readily available to answer research questions or clarify questions regarding an essay or project. They are available via email, phone or through the course website (staff listing). Either way, a great online institution will make sure that help is always available.

2. Use Google Effectively

Using Google seems like a clear way to get the answers to most questions these days. However, Google can also be a large time waster, especially if you don’t know the most effective ways to run a search. Here’s what you need to do to ensure you are getting the right help from Google:

  • Search with quotation marks to ensure all words are included in the search
  • Keep your search question as simple as possible
  • Try not to endlessly search and become overwhelmed with non-specific answers to your questions. If you can't find your answer on page 2 of your search, move onto something else.

3. Discuss Questions in Blackboard Know-TAITE

Blackboard Know-TAITE has a discussion board where students can discuss topics of research, their upcoming assignments, or their study notes. You can also use these forums to seek answers from your colleagues regarding your questions.

4. Collaborate Online with Other Students

The more you collaborate online, the more you will be able to get help when you need it. Use apps to collaborate with mind-maps, group glossaries or notes and you will find that you have something to turn to when you come across the questions you might have.

5. Seek Your Student Services Centre

If you need help around your health and wellbeing or need assistance about choosing classes for the trimester or paying your fees, you can find help through our student information pages on the BBI website.

At BBI, you can contact BBI’s Student Wellbeing and Engagement Officer to assist you with any health or wellbeing issues that arise while studying. You can also contact the student services team to assist with any enrolment or admission requirements. We offer theology courses that are perfect for teachers or just for curious minds. Find out more about the courses we have on offer today.



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