Online Etiquette: Definition & Rules


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What is online etiquette?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an etiquette rule when writing an informal email to someone you know?

2. When writing an email to multiple people (a group email), which of the following is an important rule to bear in mind?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Just like traditional forms of communication, online communication has several conventions and rules to follow in terms of etiquette. You'll be asked to define online etiquette and answer questions about common rules people should follow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Define online etiquette
  • Understand online etiquette in informal emails
  • Acknowledge an important rule pertaining to emails with multiple recipients
  • Determine how emails compare to other forms of communication
  • Recognize online etiquette rules

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about email writing to compare it to other methods of communications
  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding the rules of online etiquette
  • Defining key concepts - be able to properly define online etiquette

Additional Learning

The related lesson, Online Etiquette: Definition & Rules, goes into more detail about the rules and conventions of online communication. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Understand the effect audience has on communication rules
  • Learn what you should avoid when writing professional emails
  • Define text speak, also known as netspeak