This is an excellent overview, with five really practical pieces of advice at the end. Here’s the first of those five:
Do Not Overshare
We are so used to the casual nature of emails, tweets, and Facebook updates that it is easy to forget that, even if you are sitting on your sofa in your pajamas, online classes are professional environments.
While federal law provides students with the right to share personal information, not only are you under no obligation to share the details of your personal life, you really should not share such issues as personal medical information, prescriptions you are taking, financial data, and other personal issues that you do not want to become public knowledge. In group work, be careful about how much you tell other people about yourself.