Know the Proper Netiquette to Progress.
Student Contact and Drop Policy:
An online course can be a successful experience only through continuous communication between students and instructor. Within the course, your instructor will outline your minimum requirements. It is essential that you maintain regular contact.
Acceptance into an online course is based on a thirty (30) day probationary period. During this time, your performance will be evaluated. To ensure that you are aware of this commitment, the process described below will be followed.
- If you, the student, do not submit the expected number of assignments within a period of seven (7) consecutive days, you will receive an email and/or phone call from your instructor notifying you of the unacceptable pace of submitting/completing assignments.
- If you, the student, do not respond to the instructor by submitting assignments within the next seven (7) consecutive days, you will receive a phone call by the instructor.
- If you, the student, do not respond by submitting assignments within twenty (20) days of the initial email or phone call by your instructor (#1 above), the instructor will assume that you do not intend to remain in the course, and you will be administratively dropped from the course after thirty (30) days with no response and/or assignment completed. The Technical Center/Adult Center where you registered will be notified that you have been withdrawn.
Academic Integrity Policy Statement.
Each student enrolled in an online course will adhere to the academic integrity policy outlined below. Any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action and may jeopardize the student's continuation in the course and any award of academic credit.
Each student will agree to abide by the following rules of academic integrity:
- Your work on each assignment will be completely your own.
- Your instructor must approve or assign any collaboration with another classmate on assignments and/or projects.
- You will not practice plagiarism in any form.
- You will not allow others to copy your work.
- You will not misuse content from the Internet.
Plagiarism is copying or using ideas or words (from another online classmate, or an Internet or print source) and presenting them as your own.
Remember that all instructors use many different ways to check for authenticity. If an instructor confirms that a student has violated academic integrity, the student will be subject to consequences determined by the Code of Student Conduct policy of the school district where the student has enrolled.
Etiquette (called netiquette in cyberspace) exists in the wide world of computers. Perhaps just as important as "real world manners”, netiquette email rules are necessary because readers draw inferences from your words rather than nonverbal body language.
You may not use your school email account for sending or receiving personal emails which are not related to your school work. Be aware that teachers and administrators have complete access to your emails so nothing you do with your school email account is considered private. Any inappropriate use of email will result in administrative action.
Top Five Tips for Success
Follow all technical recommendations (below) on readying your computer for online learning.
- Read the orientation module or user guide provided in your course thoroughly!
- Schedule time for your course as if it were a scheduled on-campus course. You will need time to:
- Read assignments
- Work on computer and prepare assignments
- Participate in discussions (chat or bulletin board) in some courses
- Complete assessments
- If you don't schedule your time, you might find other things crowding out your course time.
- Check your online course regularly for announcements and information updates. Correspond with your instructor and don't hesitate to ask for help!
- Because of the use of frames in the course web pages and the software, use the navigation buttons provided on the course web pages rather than the navigation buttons on your browser.