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Academic Study Skills

This guide can assist you to increase your understanding of course material, improve your marks, and make learning a little less stressful. Here you will find strategies for time management, reading and note-taking, study skills, and test-taking.

Meeting from Home


All staff and students have unlimited free access to WebEx web conferencing. Use WebEx to easily connect with students and staff remotely using high-quality video, audio, and content sharing. Join and create virtual meetings and classrooms from your desktop computer, web browser, or mobile device. 

Use WebEx for virtual office hours, staff meetings, student group work, remote classes, and guest speakers. Click the Using WebEx (RRC) link below to claim your account and learn the basics of using WebEx. 

Want to know more? Check out the YouTube and LinkedIn Learning links below

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a cloud‑based chat and collaboration workspace in Microsoft Office 365. Team members have access to all the documents and conversations within a team. Conversations and chats within Teams can be formal or informal and dynamic or cooperative. Microsoft Teams is updated regularly as part of the added functionality updates provided by Microsoft.

Use Teams to keep in touch with colleagues, share and collaborate on documents, video conference and more. Click the Teams (ITS) link below to learn how to create your team at RRC and get started.

Students can access teams. How to request a Microsoft Team for use in your course – Review the “New Microsoft Team – Staff with Students” instructions for assistance with the Maestro process for requesting a Team for use with your students.

Other Options for Group Meetings

Other Options for Group Meetings

Tools to Collaborate from Home

There are hundreds of different tools and apps out there that can make working from home much easier. We have pulled together some of the most popular as well as a few recommendations.

Make a recommendation

Do you have a title to recommend for our collection? Use the Suggest a Purchase form to suggest a book, video or journal.

Are you an RRC Polytech staff or student with suggestions or feedback that can help improve this guide? Please contact this guide's author on the "Getting Started" page.