Online communication requires special attention to a few simple rules of etiquette, otherwise known as “netiquette” (etiquette for the Internet).  The SFU Student Learning Commons has provided the following resources for online learners:

Online conduct is also a matter of university policy:

  • SFU Policies GP 18 (Human Rights) and GP 24 (Fair Use of Information Resources) guide and inform the way the online tools for distance education are administered.
  • Failure to observe your responsibilities under these policies could result in action on the part of the university that might include removal of inappropriate messages, suspension or termination of access to SFU information technologies, including termination of your SFU computing account, or other disciplinary action, depending on the offense.