Be sure that you understand the course expectations for all classes. Read the course syllabus and the course schedule pages very carefully, noting all activity and assignment due dates. If you have any questions about what is expected of you in the course, contact your instructor immediately by email or by other contact information given on the Faculty Information page for the course.
Some activities you may be expected to complete in your online course include reading and taking notes on course material, participating in online discussions, taking online quizzes, submitting assignments to the online assignment drop-box and communicating with your professor and/or classmates by email.
You can find additional information on Classroom Expectations by clicking on the link from the home page of your portal labeled Academic and Technology Resources (lower right-hand side). You would then select Student Orientation followed by Classroom Expectations.