Be sure that you understand your mentor’s expectations for the online course. Read the course syllabus and getting started pages very carefully, noting due dates of activities, and assignments. If you have any questions about what you are expected to do in the course, contact your online support service team immediately by email or by using the other contact information given on the course information pages. Do not contact your mentor for technical support that is unrelated to course content.
Some common activities that you may be expected to do in your online course are as follows:
When taking an online course, you should expect
Online Code of Conduct
Instructors are able to track your activities online and you will be expected to log in to your course regularly in order to keep up with the course material and assignments. Attendance in online classes is defined by regulation on distance learning as the active participation in an online discussion forum, digital submission of a writing assignment, or a completion of an assignments.
Student Code of Conduct
Students are required to maintain a high standard of conduct in all correspondence. We have a “Zero Tolerance” for inappropriate behaviour. Violations of this policy will result in immediate removal from any on-going course and exclusion from future courses. All exchanges with other students, mentors, Help Desk or LAAT staff must be professional and cordial.
Student Ethics Policy
The goal of the LAAT Continuing Education Program is learning. Students working on LAAT courses are expected to submit their own work for credit. At the same time, we encourage people to work together to provide mutual help in learning. Our courses are offered on the basis of trust, assuming the good intentions, integrity, and moral character of our students. If there are any concerns about violations of this policy, such as plagiarism, the LAAT Program Administrator will review the information and determine what action to take.
Retention of Student Content
LAAT cannot be responsible for retention of work submitted by the student. Students should retain backup copies of all work submitted during a course. The student is responsible to inquire if she/he has not received notice of successful completion of the course within a week of the end of the course session. We cannot retain student records and activity in an online course after the end of a course session unless advance arrangements have been made for an extension.