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Be sure to include your name and student ID at the end of your email message. Communication within Course
While email may be utilized for casual communication, graded class discussions and
group collaboration are conducted inside the discussion board tool of your Blackboard
course. Since this also is the primary place for making impressions both socially and
academically, create messages that convey you at your best. Proper netiquette can help
you be successful. Netiquette, or network etiquette, refers to the generally accepted rules
for considerate behavior in online communications. Some tips to keep in mind:
1. Spend time crafting your message. This is not a text-messaging environment for
quick, abbreviated conversation; it is a place for the exchange of academic
knowledge. Use words that contribute to this purpose in a professional, concise
2. Be sure to check your words for correct spelling and grammar. Do not write in
all capital letters: it’s rude. Be sparing with your use of font weights like bold,
italics, and underline.
3. Basic courtesy goes a long way to a good online experience. Respond politely
and promptly, be patient, and appreciate differences. No vulgar, sexist, racist,
biased, or other objectionable language will be tolerated.
4. Valid criticism is acceptably expressed in the form of thoughtful alternatives. Do
not insult or “flame” others.
5. Respect one another’s privacy. Do not share e-mail addresses without
permission. Do not allow anyone from outside the course to access the discussions
without the previous permission of the instructor and all other group members.
6. Be careful about sharing your own personal information, especially usernames
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2013 for the course BUSI 530 taught by Professor Woo during the Fall '11 term at Liberty.
- Fall '11