Recommendation letters are usually a necessary part of the college application process, and being an online student doesn't exempt you from that step. But, how is an online student supposed to go about asking for recommendation letters when your teachers hardly know you as a person?Going above and beyond always gets noticed, especially in a classroom setting. Even though your options for making yourself known in an online classroom are very limited, you can still make sure you stand out. For example, let's say there is a sudden participation opportunity, such as the availability to talk on the mic, or a question is being asked. Jump on it! In an online setting, a lot of students don't necessarily go out of their way to do those things, which is fine, but you won't be all that memorable to your teachers if you go this route. So, use this to your advantage and contribute as much as possible! If you're one of the few people that hop on the microphone or always have valuable answers to questions, your teacher will notice that and deem you as a valuable contributor who is excited to learn.If you're planning things early, start doing this as soon as possible since, with online schools, it's not uncommon to have the same teacher at least twice. Start building that rapport early!Still, this might be useful information to consider, as a teacher from the latter example may not know enough about you to write a proper letter for you. This isn't always the case, though, so it's ultimately up to you to evaluate your teacher's possible willingness. Another teacher you might want to avoid considering would be a teacher who has an incredibly large class. This is simply because your comments and participation are likely to get lost in the noise. This isn't always the case, but it's something to think about carefully as smaller class sizes typically mean more individual attention, which also means that your teacher will probably know you if you often provide valuable contributions in their class. You can also make a choice by considering the feedback your teachers leave on assignments. If you have a particular teacher who frequently leaves in-depth feedback on your assignments, they might be a great way to go as they will likely have more to say about your work style and abilities than a teacher who leaves the feedback section blank or copy/pastes.