Student Supports for Online and Remote Learning

Supports are available for many facets of student life: academic, staying connected, and personal well-being. The following are resources, strategies, and links for students. Keep on Learning provides strategies for supporting students for online and remote learning and the Student Resources tab at the Moodle home page provides links to updated resources as well.


  • Moodle 101 for Students: A self-enrollable, technical step-by-step tutorial on how to use Moodle as a student.
  • Strategies for Online Students: A self-enrollable, self-paced tutorial for students to help them identify their preferred learning styles and learn strategies for being a successful online student.

Academic Strategies:

  • Pay attention to communications
  • Keep up on coursework
  • Avoid distractions
  • Maintain a normal daily routine
  • Ensure your tools are working
  • Identify plans ahead of time
  • Have a backup plan
  • Use Navigate for Students to help manage your class schedule
  • Use a phone app that can be used for planning and managing time or download the simple weekly planner found in the Learning Strategies module of Strategies for Online Students tutorial to help you get organized.

Academic Support:

Tools and Spaces:

Technical Support:

  • Contact the IT Help Desk at 406-243-HELP for help with UMBox and Zoom. Hours are 8AM-5PM, M-F.
  • Contact the UMOnline Help Desk at 406-243-4999 or 866-225-1641 (toll-free) if you need assistance with Moodle Hours are 8AM-5PM, M-F.

Communication and Staying Connected:

Personal Wellness Supports: