Netiquette

What is Netiquette?

Netiquette refers to using common courtesy in online communication. All members of the class are expected to follow netiquette in all course communications.  Use these guidelines:

  • Use capital letters sparingly. THEY LOOK LIKE SHOUTING.
  • Forward emails only with a writer’s permission.
  • Be considerate of others’ feelings and use language carefully.
  • Cite all quotations, references, and sources (otherwise, it is Plagiarism – see the following page for more information).
  • Use humor carefully.  It is hard to “read” tone; sometimes humor can be misread as criticism or personal attack. Feel free to use emoticons like :) for a smiley face to let others know you are being humorous.
  • Use complete sentences and standard English grammar to compose posts. Write in proper paragraphs. Review work before submitting it.
  • Text speak, such as “ur” for “your” or “ru” for “are you” etc., is only acceptable when texting.

Netiquette

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Social Media Etiquette

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