Dos and Don'ts
Netiquette in the Digital World
Respectful attitudes and behaviors are appreciated and necessary for civility in a digital learning community. When communicating with others in the digital environment, it’s important to consider the following Dos and Don’ts when sending emails, posting messages, etc. The following are a few suggestions. There are many others that exist as well.
Use bcc when sending emails to large groups to protect the privacy of individuals
Start emails with a kind greeting
End emails with a closing
Proofread emails for errors before sending them
Allow yourself some time to think before responding to emails that are not positive messages
Maintain a professional tone when responding and sending email messages
Use all caps during email communication
Include the previous history of communication that do not relate to the main message that you want to express when forwarding emails
Communicate with a personal tone
Stray off topic – keep communication focused on the main point of the email
Don’t use the same responses in student feedback. Variety keeps information interesting as students view your communication.