Wednesday
09/16/20

Creating your Study Plan Template in an on-line Calendar – Step 1: Entering your Semester Classes

Where are you going to enter information for your Study Plan?

  1. From each course syllabi ,use a color high lighter to highlight the date, time, and location for each assignment, quiz, test, paper, project, or presentation.
  2. Decide upon what type of planner you will use.  Some students prefer to use a paper planner, others use an on-line calendar. Your UBmail is powered by Google, so some UB students are creating a Study Plan in Google Calendar.
  3. Some students may use a desk sized calendar
  4. Some students will also incorporate a wipeboard.

A graphic showing showing a weekly view of a class schedule

Enter your Class (Synchronized courses)  into Calendar

Is one of your semester goals to do well in your semester classes?  If so, then you will want to start by creating your own Study Plan Template using your online Calendar.  Once you have this calendar set up for the semester, you can synch it with your phone, and even add reminders.

Synchronous Courses Synchronous” describes remote courses that occur at a set day and time. At UB, this means all faculty and students will participate in the course at the same time per the schedule. Course information will be shared during this scheduled time. All students are required to participate in class activities at the scheduled time. You will know your class is synchronous because there will be a specific day and time listed on your class schedule. Source: Important Fall 2020 Schedule Information

  1. Print out a copy of your Semester Class Schedule
  2. Open up your on-line Calendar.  Your UBmail is Powered by Google, so you might find it beneficial to use the Google Calendar.
  3. In most cases you want to initially just view the week from Monday through Friday. But if you have a Lab on Saturday, you will want to see Monday through Saturday.
  4. Enter the first class from your schedule into the first meeting of the class. A pop up box will show up
  5. Add Title – example PSY 101 – Lecture
  6. Select the Time Range for the class (Start time and End time) – Example 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  7. Click the “Does not repeat” drop down arrow.  Then select Custom, from here you can select the days of the week that the course is offered. Example: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you have an in-person class, then you will also enter the Location (Building and room number) for that class.
  8. End date, select Custom recurrence and from the calendar select the last meeting time for this course.

Create your own meeting pattern for courses on your schedule that do not list a meeting pattern.

Asynchronous Courses: “Asynchronous” describes remote courses that do not occur at a set day and time. At UB, this means students are able to participate in and complete their coursework on their own schedule. Faculty may provide recorded lectures or videos for review. Students may also be asked to participate in discussion boards with their classmates. You will know your class is asynchronous because there will not be a specific day and time listed on your class schedule. Source: Important Fall 2020 Schedule Information

  1. Look at the your calendar, and find time slots that are open ideally either three days a week for an hour, or two days a week for an hour and a half.
  2. Try to keep breaks of at least an hour between your classes.