COMMUNICATION Be sure to check NS Online Course News and your NS Online e-mail frequently for important course announcements. INSTRUCTOR COMMUNICATION If you have a specific question to be addressed to your instructor, you can use the E-mail tool found in NS Online. E-mails will generally be responded to within 24 hours or less. You may also reach your instructor by phone during office hours and may make office appointments if desired. STUDENT COMMUNICATIO N Students are encouraged to assist one another in the online learning process by addressing questions to each other. Use the Email and Discussions tools to communicate with your fellow students. To facilitate the ease of discussion, the Discussion area is divided into segments for each chapter as well as a general discussion area. Post questions and comments relating tothe current chapter in that chapter's forum. Be sure to use a descriptive topic so other students can benefit from your questions and comments. Post general items in the General forum. The following link for Netiquette is recommended to review online protocol. INSTRUCTOR AVAILABIL ITY Your instructor is available for online, Discussion Board, or phone communication during posted on-campus office hours. Online communication is available during online (or virtual) office hours.