Self-Motivation and Self-Discipline

Though there can be a great amount of freedom and flexibility in an online learning environment, it is important to remember that each online class has due dates for assignments and other requirements that must be met in order to complete a course. Succeeding in an online environment takes a serious commitment and willingness to be disciplined and highly motivated.


  • Log in your online class on the first day. Bellevue College has a very strict  attendance policy  that students taking online or hybrid classes must follow.
  • Pay close attention to  college deadlines and be sure to check with your instructor for specific class information and requirements.
  • Most online classes have assignments with the submission due dates and deadlines. Online course may also require you participate in projects, research assignments, and webinars, so make sure you read your course syllabus on the very first day of class to familiarize yourself with the course requirements.
  • If you have any questions about your course activities and assignments, always ask your instructor first. Be proactive and initiate a dialog with your teacher if you have any problems or questions.

Last Updated October 20, 2020