What course rules should I be aware of and where are these to be found?
Student rules are in the student handbook. Specific rules for the class are in your syllabus. Standards of netiquette are typically expected of all online courses as well.
What parts of my ecourse should I print out?
The most important parts of a course are usually the syllabus, calendar, and course contents. Some students choose to print these. See your syllabus or email your instructor for recommendations or requirements.
Can I use my own email address for this e-course?
Every student is assigned an official maricopa email to be used for school matters. You can email your instructor to find out if an alternative email (mobile, etc) is acceptable.
How do I send my assignments to my instructor?
The course syllabus will have details on how assignments are to be submitted, and can include email, on-site proctored exams and/or activities and alternative forms of submission and participation.
How fast is the turnaround time on assignments?
Turn around time varies per class, however the norm for responding to student email is 24-48 hrs.
How do I know assignments were received by my instructor?
Never assume that an email or deadline-driven assignment was received. A common practice is for a student to request a 'received' reply from an instructor when sending assignments.
Can I resubmit work until my deadline?
Check your course syllabus for rewrite or redo options, if any.
How will I get feedback from my instructors?
Check your course syllabus or email your instructor. Typically feedback can come as comments on assignments, suggestions, conferences or other interactions.
How are office hours handled for my e-course?
Check your course syllabus or email your instructor. Some instructors have virtual hours via chat, have in-office hours, or appointments -- just to name a few ways of handling office hours.
Can I reuse existing papers, content, etc, from a previous class?
Reusing existing work, even if your own, can often fall under the plagiarism, fraud, or academic misconduct section of your course's syllabus. Using someone else's work as your own definitely falls under the Plagiarism, fraud, or academic misconduct section of the syllabus and usually has severe consequences.
What if I need to take a leave from the course.
Can I return at a later time / do I have to take (and pay) for the course again [Maternity leave, Reservist call to duty, etc] See the syllabus and email the instructor first
Is it possible to pause the course deadlines for a few weeks for serious extenuating circumstances [eg death in the family, surgery ]?
There is under serious, documentable circumstances the possibility of an "I" or incomplete grade if the syllabus allows for it. Consult your course syllabus and the grade definitions page .
Can I finish my online course early?
Some courses post all the materials at one time or offer an accelerated path of deadlines. Consult your course syllabus and/or email your instructor for details.
If I get an incomplete, will course content still be available online when I resume work on the course?
If an incomplete is available and granted, online course availability can be arranged but is not automatic. Make sure that online course availability is addressed in the incomplete grade contract that you must work out with your instructor.