You'll need to logon to your class every day or almost every day.
have taken online courses before say that their biggest piece of advice
is to log in to the class just about every day. Often, this means that
you are just spending a brief time checking announcements, private
mails, responding to discussion postings, and making sure you don't
have anything due. Doing this will make you feel more connected to the
course and not so overwhelmed because you're doing a little each day
rather than playing catch-up. Of course, you do need to set aside some
larger chunks of time a couple or more times each week to do some
serious reading and completion of assignments and quizzes.