What is netiquette? Simply defined, it means etiquette on the internet (or net). In an online course, you will be speaking through writing both to fellow students and instructors, so it is imperative to communicate well and professionally. Mostly, when speaking in an online course, or in any online environment for that matter, the same rules apply for etiquette as in-person communication.
The golden rule of netiquette in an online class is, do not do or say online what you would not do or say offline.
Some of the information in this guide has been adapted from an article by Laurie Patsalides. For more tips, visit her original article: Top Five Rules of Etiquette in an Online Course.