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Online College: Universal Access Point (UAP)

View : Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE!!

Please print this page for your reference. It contains information on your class, your instructor, the course management system you will be using for the online class as well as information on how to access the class, and contact information if you need assistance.

Note: There may be multiple sections of this class taught online. Please be sure that you have the information for the class that you registered for. The section number, the reference number, and the name of the faculty members should be checked against the information in the printed schedule and on your registration material.

Term :
Fall 2017
Course Name :
English 101-76 (4216)
Course Title :
Freshman Composition
Class Notes :
  • Participation in this class will consist of online interaction. Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable internet connection. Students should access http://online.valleycollege.edu during the week prior to the semester start date. All information regarding this class, including course-specific technology requirements, will be found on that webpage. The course may not be accessible to students until the first day of the class, Monday, August 14, 2017.
Instructor :
N. Wilson
E-Mail Address :
Instructor Comments :
WHERE DO YOU GO TO ATTEND THE COURSE?
This is a fully online course, so you will not need to visit the campus to attend. The course will be available on the first day of the class, not before. Please note the first day of the course in Class Notes above. You will be able to access it through the college Canvas system: https://sbccd.instructure.com


WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT IN THE COURSE?
This class is a very time intensive and demanding college level composition class that involves multiple, documented analytical essays, including a major research paper. It will meet or exceed the rigor of face-to-face, traditional versions of the course. The online format allows flexibility in your schedule not less time or ease of the course.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD YOU ALLOT FOR THE COURSE?
Full Semester Courses: In an on-campus version of this 18 week course, you would be spending approximately 2 hours a day for 2 days a week (4 hours total) in the classroom, not counting readings and out of class essays, which you should expect to take about 4 to 8 additional hours per week. Please expect the same amount of time to be spent in the online classroom.

Summer Semester Courses: Please remember that the instructor is required to compress a full 18-week schedule into 7 weeks. In an on-campus version of this 7 week summer course, you would be spending approximately 2 1/2 hours a day for 4 days a week in the classroom, not counting readings and out of class essays. That means you will be expected to be able to complete 12 hours of "in-class" time plus 24 hours of homework per week. So, please schedule accordingly.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR THE COURSE?
Even if you have taken an online course before, please take time to visit the following link for good information about succeeding in an online course: http://www.valleycollege.edu/online-classes/succeeding-in-online-classes.php

Obtain your textbooks immediately, as they will be required the first week of the course. The required books for this course can be accessed at bookstore.valleycollege.edu.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE COURSE STARTS?
If you are already enrolled, confirm your presence the first week of the course: All students enrolled in this class must log into Blackboard and complete the introductory assignment before end of day on the SECOND DAY of class to avoid being dropped to allow room for students trying to add the course.

If there are any difficulties accessing the course, contact the Help Desk at (909) 384-4357. The instructor cannot help students gain access.

If you are interested in adding the course, add yourself to the waitlist in WebAdvisor. In the first week, if space becomes available, an email will be sent to all students on the wait-list first and then other students who have expressed an interest in being added to the course. This email will be sent to your student email account, so please watch your email, especially the first week of the course. Adds to the course will only be considered the first week.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Prof. Wilson

Primary Course Management System

Canvas by Instructure

Note: Make sure to bookmark the login page of your course management system. This will allow you to access your online course faster.