Communication is critical in distance education. Be sure you communicate regularly with your academic advisor and your campus coordinator. You are responsible for providing updates to your contact information.
Email is Critical
It is strongly recommended that you use your home university email account while you are a student in this program.
Your email address is the primary method of communication between you, your instructors and your home university. Your home university will provide you with an email account. It is strongly recommended that you use your home university email account while you are a student in this program. Often other accounts hinder communication because messages may be filtered as spam.
Common email issues and solutions
- If you change your email address, make sure you update your campus coordinator.
- Check your Spam/Junk Mail/Clutter folder for course messages.
- Add your instructors and campus coordinator to your safe senders list.
- Include a subject line in all email correspondence, especially mail sent to campus coordinators and instructors.
- When taking courses through this program, communication is a shared responsibility. You should plan to check email regularly for messages from your instructor(s) and home university. We recommend a minimum of three to four times per week.
Students must notify their home university campus coordinator immediately of any changes in contact information, including email address, phone number(s), mailing address, etc.
In this video, campus coordinator Janine Hansen gives advice on two important approaches to learning online that will help you be successful in Great Plains IDEA.