Online etiquette is absolutely a thing. And here are some guidelines.

1. It’s more formal to avoid using even common acronyms such as LOL and the like. Instead, it may be more appropriate to say ‘(laughs out loud)’ there is a need to express that in text.

2. Literary/formal approaches to online text communication are essential because they are distinct from normal behaviour. And it’s this distinction that is useful for establishing a formal, moderated online learning environment.

3. Proper spelling and grammar are essential to use, because exposure to that kind of online speech is vital.

4. Your online presence is an excellent opportunity to make an early impression of what mature professionalism looks like online.

5. Your opportunity to be respectful, polite, formal, proper, professional, and organized.

6. Being able to communicate online professionally is going to be of ever-increasing importance to future learnings.

7. Most forms of organized online communication come with moderation features built into them. Forums can have posts locked or removed, chat-boxes can have timers on them to combat the potential for people to flood the chat deliberately, and of course, in voice chats, the ability to silence users who cause problems on VOIP.

Virtual Classroom Etiquettes.