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  1. 1. Classroom Expectations Introduction to Earth and Environmental Science Ms. Kella Randolph, B.S., M.Ed. EarthEnvSciSec10Fall15
  2. 2. How to be a successful online student Follow the steps below to become a successful NCVPS online student.
  3. 3. Do the following items by the first day of class: Be prompt Be ready to learn when class begins. Be prepared Have your computer in good working order and know due dates. Be a polite and positive participant View the Learning Block announcements before you begin each day. Be productive Turn in work on time, and always do your best. Be a problem solver Correct problems quickly.
  4. 4. Be successful Show Respect Value yourself and others. Be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values. Honor the ideas and opinions of others. Responsibility for Coursework Know due dates, and submit all coursework on time. All assignments are posted on the Learning Block and on the class Web site.
  5. 5. Do the following items by the first day of class: 1) Complete the Getting Started orientation Module FIRST! Do this before you begin working in your NCVPS course. Note: The Academic Integrity Quiz is very short. You MUST take this quiz before Module 1 will open for you.
  6. 6. Getting Started looks like this. NCVPS Getting Started August 24-28, 2015 Begin your Getting Started lesson here. Most of the information you will need to know can be found here. This will open in a new window. Getting Started Lesson External Tool Getting Started Questions & Concerns Forum As you go through your Getting Started module, you'll have some questions. This is where you'll want to post those questions. Your teacher will answer them in a timely manner. Academic Integrity Quiz Blackboard IM Signup Page Explains how to sign up for BBIM Gizmo Setup Instructions Page The gizmos are designed to give you real-world application and practice for science concepts. Then you are asked on the quizzes to apply that learned information to other scenarios that are similar to what you just experienced in the simulations. This is why you are not given the exact answer within the practice. It is critical thinking skills, not recall activities. Please set up an account, you will be using it throughout the course. Click on the GIzmo Video link to view how to setup and use Gizmos. Time Commitment and Late Work Policy
  7. 7. Do this every day. 1) Log on every day. 2) Read any and all announcements daily. 3) In the Staff Information block, you will find your instructors email and telephone number. Also make note of your teachers office hours. Those are the times when it is best to contact your instructor. 4) Contact your instructor by email (best way) or telephone (takes longer).
  8. 8. Be connected 5) Give your instructor your contact information by e-mail. This includes your email address, best phone number to contact you, does your phone have texting ability. 6) Know who your ELA is (this is usually the person who signed you up for the course). ELA = Electronic Learning Advisor 7) Explore and become familiar with your course. Learn all of the links and buttons. 8) Find your lessons and assignments. 9) Begin your work immediately
  9. 9. Must have The following link will help with setting up the correct e-mail - you can check with this task link:
  10. 10. Do these items on a continual basis: 1) If your contact information ever changes, immediately contact your ELA and instructor with your new information. 2) You can also update your personal information in Moodle. 3) Check your email and messages in Moodle daily, Monday through Friday, and weekends 4) Check for new announcements daily.
  11. 11. 5) Save a copy of ALL of your work to your computer. This is a backup for when you submit assignments. 6) Check your gradebook regularly. Give 24 hours for assignments to be graded. 7) Maintain contact with your ELA and Teacher 8) Be aware of due dates - keep up with lessons 9) If you need help, ask for it. This is essential for online students. Your instructor will not know that you need help if you dont ask for it!
  12. 12. Study Buddies and Peer Tutors can be a GREAT help when you cannot contact your teacher - I strongly suggest you get a Peer Tutor right away so you can get help during the day when I work Get help
  13. 13. Grading Grades are based on the accumulation of points. Points are based on: Class participation (effort) Completion of assignments (daily work) Major projects, exams, and forum participation Forums count as much as quizzes Grades are posted online and updated every day. Our Grading Scale Grades are calculated on cumulative percentage and are rounded up whenever possible.
  14. 14. My Pledge to Students I will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise. I will respect you and work with you to solve problems. I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work. I will work with you to meet learning goals. I will offer extra help and hold office hours.