Homework assignment due dates are clearly presented on every homework assignment page. To receive full credit, students must submit their work by the day and time on the homework assignment page. The time the assignment is due is at the bottom of every homework page as a part of the form students are to use to submit their homework. All homework is to be submitted using the form at the bottom of the page for that particular assignment. A grace period may also be listed at the top of the homework assignment page. If a student misses the due date for the assignment and a grace period is published, the student may submit the assignment during that grace period. Missing the due date for the assignment but submitting it during the grace period will mean a deduction of 10% of the points on that assignment. No homework may be submitted for any credit after the published grace period.
Homework assignments for completely online classes do not have the same types of due dates and they have no grace periods.
Homework for online courses have suggested completion dates. If a student submits their work before that day, a couple of extra credit points will be awarded for that assignment. Due dates for online courses are listed on the Syllabus.
The online quizzes for these classes require a login. It is the student's responsibility to create that login according to the instructions given in the notes for the first class. A student not creating a proper login is not seen as a reasonable excuse for missing a quiz.
Quizzes may only be taken while the quiz link is active. Usually, the quiz link is active for about a nine day period. This usually runs from the Saturday morning before the day it appears on the syllabus to the Sunday night following the day that it appears on the syllabus.
Once a student starts to take a quiz, he or she will have about two hours to complete it. After two hours the quiz will automatically close and the answers will be recorded. At the close of the quiz, students will have the opportunity to input their email address to have their score, including which questions were marked correct and which were marked as incorrect, sent to them. This response email is automatically generated by the quiz software. It is the student's responsibility to provide their email address, if they want to see their results on the quiz. Occasionally the sending of this email is not completed and the student doesn't receive their results. In this case, the student should simply email the instructor and ask for a copy of the results.
A couple of quizzes may not be able to be scored by the computer ("correct this code" types of questions). In this case, the instructor will provide the score and listing of any missed points in a timely fashion, usually within three to four business days. Students are asked to remember that scoring such questions takes much longer and therefore the results may be delayed in larger classes. Since students will be recieving the correct answers for the quiz before the quiz closes, sharing this information with any other student, in that semester or any semester, will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the class.
The links for quizzes in online classes are active for most of the semester. Due dates to complete quizzes in online classes are listed on the syllabus.
Occasionally, computer problems hinder a student from completing the quiz normally. If this should happen, the student must email the instructor immediately, explaining what happened and what has been done to avoid this problem in the future. If the explanation is deemed reasonable by the instructor, an opportunity to complete the quiz may be provided. Other than computer failure, quizzes not taken while the quiz link is active cannot be made up.
The very nature of an online course means the response time from your instructor will not be the same as in a classroom course. Your instructor will make every effort to:
* – Since one of the requirements of this course is for students to post to the Discussion Forum, Your instructor may choose to wait to post a response, giving other students the opportunity to answer the question. Please remember, just because you don't see the answer to your question in a few hours, doesn't mean your instructor hasn't read it.
The world is not run only by hard and fast rules. Rules are meant to keep things as fair to all participants as possible. When extreme extenuating circumstances cause a student's life to be radically changed in the middle of the semester, the instructor reserves the right to grant very limited variances to the rules outlined above. This will only be done if the variance can be seen as remaining fair to the remainder of the students in the class.