Online courses are not for everyone. To succeed in this environment you must be a self-motivated and self-disciplined student. Online courses involve more individual study and more learning from your fellow students than traditional classroom courses. If this is your first online course, you might want to evaluate whether you are the kind of student who is likely to succeed in this environment. Click here for a non-scientific diagnostic test that may reveal if you are made for online or distance education. Here's another informative article about what it takes to be a successful online student .
Start a new topic (thread) and post one aspect of online learning that you feel you might have most problem with. Let the instructor and your fellow classmates offer you practical suggestions to help you overcome that problem.