Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
Depending on which module you are studying you may already be using electronic rather than print materials for your studies. Your module will almost certainly have dedicated electronic spaces for you to use for class discussions even if your materials are not online. These spaces are a resource that may be valuable to you beyond just delivering module content.
Your tutor, or the University, may create discussion areas not just for class topics but also for supporting your learning in other ways. For example, there may be a discussion area where you can post messages about topics and links related to your module but which are not actually part of module materials. You should also be able to find an area where you can post a message asking your classmates if they are members of other groups (or lists) that might be relevant to your studies. If so, then ask them to post details and links so that you can explore new options.
Don't forget too that electronic message boards and ‘chat’ facilities are a good way of making out of class social links with other students who you don't have to opportunity to meet face to face.