Learners are ultimately responsible for participating in a coursethrough the following academic activities: uploading assignments, posting to discussion foldersand responding to Mentor and Academic Advisor inquiries. Learners are expected to be involvedin ongoing instructional activities based on the recommended schedule for course completion asdetailed in the syllabus. In order to actively participate in a course, Learners must make contactwith their faculty Mentor on a regular basis through one of the following methods:
Posting of an assignment (e.g., a paper or project) in the Course Work area of the courseweb site.
Posting of an assignment to share with the faculty Mentor and other Learners in thecourse web site (e.g., a review of a book or article, a proposal for a research study, a presentation in the form of a PowerPoint presentation file, reporting on participation in aresearch study).
Participation in a threaded discussion in the course web site (e.g., commenting on adiscussion question posted by the faculty Mentor, providing feedback to another Learner).
Viewing instructional materials (e.g., a PowerPoint presentation prepared by the facultyMentor, a streaming audio or video presentation).
Learners must use the NCU messaging system on the course web site to contact facultyMentors. Learners who are unable to regularly participate in their course should contacttheir faculty Mentor.PRELIMINARIES/PRE-COURSE SURVEY:
Review the Learner Area web sitehttp://learners.ncu.edu.Access and review the Course Catalog, which contains all relevant policies and procedures applicable to Learners, and complete the Pre-Course Survey. Please readthe entire course syllabus before beginning course work. The survey goes directly to the Mentor and gives the Mentor information about new Learners entering the course.
When you "create" new assignments, use headers and footersto indicate your name, course, assignment number. For instructions about creating headers andfooters, go to the Help file for the word processing program you use. Name the file using thisformat: DoeJXXX0000-1. The "1" stands for the assignment number. Save the file in RTF (RichText Format). Open the Learner Area, click on the course code. Find the Course Work area. Readthe Help file by clicking on the
. When ready, click on the "+" and select your assignmentfile by browsing. Your file will be uploaded to the server. Your Mentor will receive a messagethat homework has arrived. When the Mentor grades your work, the Mentor will upload thegraded assignment and you will receive a message that course work has arrived. You may thenview your graded assignment in the Assignment area. If you have questions, please contact your Learner Advisor at 1-888-327-2877
Bulk assignments are not acceptable
.Assignment Cover Sheets are required for all assignments that you upload into the Assignmentarea. The NCU Assignment cover sheet can be found under University Documents from your Learner site. It is suggested that you download and save a copy of this cover sheet.