>I know that startup jobs are pretty crazy. There is some flexibility in a distance learning class to accommodate your needs, but you still need to participate regularly.
Do the current work first – discussions, assignments – everything that is due this week. The discussions are most interesting to you and others in the class during the week.
Then do all the past due assignments and quizzes.
Participating in discussions is an important part of the class. However, there isn’t much point in the past due discussions – everyone else has moved on. Nobody will see your posts or respond. This only happens in the current week.