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Online Academic Skills Support

Tips for Success in the Online and Alternative Learning Environment

As we know, Vanderbilt is returning to fully in-person learning for the Fall 2021 semester.! While for some this is a welcome relief, the transition back to fully in-person learning may prove to be challenging for many students, and we want to help make sure you’re prepared to succeed. We’re continuing to provide most of our workshops, mindful awareness meditations, and meetings both virtually and in-person. And we’re continuing to share recorded workshops from prior semesters.

As we reintegrate and rebuild our new normal together, it’s important to:

Check your email. More than ever, university communication will require you to read and respond to relevant emails.

Stay up to date. is the hub for all Vanderbilt news and information related to COVID-19.

Be flexible. This is new (again) for all of us. Be patient with your faculty, colleagues, and yourself as we all figure this out.

CSW Online Learning Space for Academic Support

We have developed an online learning space for students to access a series of academic modules. Students can use modules to evaluate skills, reflect on changes they may want to make, set goals for those changes, and access support along the way.

The modules are self-paced and self-evaluated, so we encourage students to be honest and thoughtful as they go. After each module, students have the opportunity to request follow-up from the CSW. Each module can be completed effectively in 15 minutes, though the time may vary.

To access the online learning space, please follow the instructions below:

  • Log into your Vanderbilt Brightspace account
  • Click on Self Registration and enroll yourself in the Center for Student Wellbeing course
  • Find all modules on left side of screen
  • Navigate through modules at your own pace