Teachers who have an online class must reach out to students even more than they would in a live class. Knowing this, teachers must make frequent and consistent comments to their students throughout the course. The other tip for teachers is to give their student the benefit of the doubt with late work. I have found that when I give my students extra time they really appreciate it.
Students of online classes must be more decisive with their time spent on their online class. They must set aside the time that would normally occur with the travel and seat time of a live class, and put that toward their online class. They must also know when their best working time is, and be consistent to use that time as apposed to making it free time.