Need help understanding the material? Save those questions for your classmates. While your professor would be more than willing to lend a bit of their expertise, reaching out to a peer in the class may be your better option.
Most online classrooms have a chat or messaging feature built in for sending assignments, emailing your professor, and messaging fellow students. Since you don’t have the weekly face to face with your classmates, this is just another way to get familiar with the people you’re in class with. They may have valuable knowledge on the class topic, and it always helps to have a motivation “buddy” in the online environment. So, the next time you’re pondering the latest paper topic ping a classmate you see that posts insightful or thought provoking discussion board posts. It will add to your overall learning experience.