Taft College Distance Learning

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Offline Courses

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Distance Learning Off-line is a mode of delivery that does not require Internet access.  You do not have to come to campus.  Instead, you will follow the directions given in the course syllabus, complete and submit your assignment and take your exams by the deadlines given in the class calendar, and contact the instructor if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  You can usually submit your assignments and exams through e-mail, postal mail, or in person.

  Read your syllabus thoroughly. Most of your questions are answered in the course syllabus.
       
 

Course materials may be available through the internet, but they can also be mailed to you if you prefer. Contact your instructor for individual course requirements.

   
       
 

Here is a brief description of off-line course processes:

   
   

Assignments:  For each week of the term, you may be asked to complete readings assignments, writing assignments, projects, and other activities. You can work on your own time, but you must submit the assignments when they are due. To see what is due and when, please refer to the course calendar/schedule on the syllabus.

   
   

Submitting homework:  You may be asked to submit your homework via e-mail, postal mail, or in person. Be sure to refer to the course syllabus for instructions on how to submit your work.

   
   

Questions:  In an off-line course, you can't raise your hand to ask a question. However, you can ask your questions by sending a message to your instructor through e-mail, postal mail, or fax. You may also contact the instructor by telephone. Your instructor will respond to your question in a timely manner.

   
   

Testing:  At different times during the term, your instructor may test your understanding of the material. The instructor reserves the right to schedule a proctored exam. The course orientation page will list whether the course requires proctored exams. Directions on how to get your proctor approved are available in the campus resource center.

   
   

Grading:  You will be assessed and graded on a combination of factors. For grading policies and grading criteria, please refer to the course syllabus.

   
       
       
 

How to start your offline courses

   
 

Step 1:  Verify how the class will be delivered (ETUDES, Moodle, or offline). You can do this by looking at the current distance learning course schedule and comparing the course number with your course schedule.
Step 2:  Go to the college web page, www.taftcollege.edu
Step 3:  Click on Academics
Step 4:  Click on Class Schedule
Step 5:  Under the term you are enrolled in, click on the link titled Distance Learning Course Schedule & Orientation Pages
Step 6:  Scroll to the course you are taking and click on the blue plus sign to view the course orientation page & information
Step 7:  Read the course orientation page carefully. This page contains vital information about the class and how to contact your instructor. We advise you print this page for future use.
Step 8:  Course syllabus and further instructions are provided through the link at the bottom of the instructor's course orientation page. If the link is not activated, the instructor has not provided this information yet. Come back a little closer to the start of the semester. When it is available, print this information and follow the instructions given. Contact your instructor is you have any questions or concerns. 
Step 9:  Set up a proctor immediately if required. You can access the proctor identification form by going to this link: http://web.taftcollege.edu/academic/distance%20learning/proctor_procedures.shtml.
Step 10:  Contact your instructor or the Distance Learning Help Desk if you have any other questions.

   
       
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Last updated: 08/05/2014