Become a Better Online Student

There's no denying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have turned the world upside-down, but EFSC has your back. The information, tips and resources on this page are designed to ease your transition when you choose to take an online class or face-to-face classes move to an online format. For the latest COVID-19 updates, view our Response Plan and Student FAQs, and remember: we've got you!

5 Tips for Getting Started

  1. Create Your Workspace: The key to successful online learning is to work in a location with minimal distractions. Some find it helpful to create a space dedicated solely to doing classwork. Verify that you have access to all the equipment you'll need (a computer or laptop, mobile device, Internet connection, web cam, etc.). Double check that you have all the required programs and/or applications. Is everything up-to-date and in proper working order?
  2. Get Organized: It's easy to let time slip away from you when you're learning remotely. You stream one episode of your favorite show, and before you know it, you've watched five episodes and only have an hour left to finish an assignment. Creating and sticking to a schedule will help prevent that from happening! Treat your online classes just like face-to-face classes by dedicating the same amount of virtual time to them that you would have spent in-person. Not so confident in your time management skills? Not to worry — the Career Center can help.
  3. Communicate: Be sure to keep in touch with your instructors as you navigate your online coursework. You can do so via the inbox feature in Canvas, or through your Titan student email account. If you have questions or concerns that go beyond what your instructor can answer, contact your Campus Associate Provost, as they're a valuable resource.
  4. Take Care of Yourself: As you practice safe social distancing, it's more important than ever to get a good night's sleep, to eat a well-balanced diet and to exercise. Drink plenty of water, be sure to take regular breaks from your screen and try to spend some time outdoors each day. You'll notice a definite difference!
  5. Ask for Help: We've said it before, and we'll say it again. We're all in this together! Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Having technical trouble? Reach out to IT support. Questions about an assignment? Get in touch with your instructor. Your classmates are also a great resource. Now is an excellent time to form a virtual study group!

Useful Online Learning Tools

Virtual Student Services Guide Library Resources Online Tutoring

Coping With Stress and Anxiety

These are extraordinary times we live in, but you are not alone! Free, confidential counseling is available to all part- and full-time enrolled students through the EFSCares program. Call 321-631-8569 to be connected to a licensed and/or certified professional who can help.

If you are nervous about the move to online classes, please communicate with your instructors. If you still feel uncertain after consulting with faculty, please contact Advising for further guidance.

Technical Resources

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Submit a Canvas Support Ticket

Online courses are held via the Learning Management System (LMS) called Canvas. To access it, log in to the myEFSC portal and select the red Canvas icon.

 *Using a mobile device to complete exams, quizzes and assessments is not recommended.

Need Technical Help?

Please contact the IT Support Desk for assistance with Canvas, the myEFSC portal, Titan student email or Office 365.

7 AM to Midnight
Seven Days a Week

Submit an IT Ticket for Assistance

Check the Student Online Quick Reference Guide for solutions to some of the most common technical issues.

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External Resources