President: DeVry operates on a flexible schedule — two sessions per semester with three semesters per year — by going year round, you can complete your degree program on an accelerated schedule. I know some of you may be going to school part-time because of work or other responsibilities. We encourage everyone to carry at least two courses during each eight-week session. That equals 12 courses toward graduation each year. You can see here how that helps you reach your goals a lot faster.
Dean of Student Central: All students at DeVry have access to a Student Support Team, composed of admissions specialists, success coaches, financial consultants and career service advisors. Each member of the team has a distinct role, but they work together to ensure we provide you with the highest level of support. You already know your admissions advisor — he or she helped admit you to the University. You’ll see the admissions advisors around campus and you should feel free to keep in touch. They love hearing about your successes.
Tips for Success in Online Courses
Tips for Success in Online Courses
When in doubt…YOLC! Most of our courses now have an online component, this includes campus classes. To help students learn to navigate their online courses, we have a practice website. Website: http://devryu.net Username: YOLC ( Y our O nline L earning C ommunity) Password: YOLC
How to Access Your Courses <ul><li>http://devryu.net </li></ul><ul><li>Username: D# </li></ul><ul><li>Password: Birthdate (YYYYMM) </li></ul><ul><li>**You will be prompted to change your password </li></ul>
Messages & Class Links Once you are logged in: Your courses will be listed at the bottom of the page Messages will appear at the top of the page
Course Announcements You should always start by reading the announcements from your instructor
Syllabus Always check your syllabus for instructor contact information, assignment due dates, MyScribe information, grading information, & policies. This will be your roadmap!
Contacting Your Professor <ul><li>Your professor will include their contact information in the syllabus and/or in the course announcements. </li></ul><ul><li>You should contact your professor for: </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about your grades </li></ul><ul><li>Late assignments </li></ul><ul><li>If you know you will have to miss class </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about course materials/requirements </li></ul>
DeVry University Policies The Policies link details DeVry University’s policies regarding academic integrity, plagarism, system requirements, final exams and more…
Assignments Each week will have an “Assignments” section that will outline everything that is required for the week You should refer to this section multiple times each week to ensure you are meeting all the requirements and earning the maximum amount of points for that week
Lectures Each week will also have a Lectures section. Here you will find important details and information to aid in your learning that week. <ul><li>Information here will assist students with: </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Threaded Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul>
Discussions Threaded discussions are an important part of your course. They are there to ensure you are interacting with the course material throughout the week & they are considered part of your participation grade. REMEMBER: Each week will have multiple GRADED discussion topics. Use the dropdown to access them.
Discussion Requirements FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS: 3 SEPARATE POSTS ON 3 SEPARATE DAYS YOUR FIRST POST IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK Your syllabus will explain, in detail, the discussion requirements for your course. The 2 most important things to remember for your posts are: Frequency & Quality You will respond to both the designated topics and to your classmate’s responses
Discussion Requirements Quality Posts: Your posts need to show your professor that you are comprehending the material and that you are interacting with your classmates on an academic level. Quality measurements are explained in your syllabus
iConnect Live Some courses occassionally utilize iConnect Live, a service that allows students to watch lectures live or recorded.
Gradebook The Gradebook tab allows you to monitor your grades each week. The Professor will input the points you earned out of the total points possible for each assignment.
Gradebook Feedback Click on the numerical grade to view feedback from your Professor and the explanation for why you earned that score. 35/40
Student Resources The Student Resources link provides resources to aid you in learning the course material and in completing your assignments.
Doc Sharing The Doc Sharing tab will provide you with items that may include: study guides, homework templates, helpful resources, and/or other materials the professor finds beneficial for the course.
Good Luck! We hope this has provided you with a beneficial overview of the eCollege course shells and will hopefully help you succeed in your online course requirements. REMEMBER : If you ever have any questions, please contact your Professor or your Success Coach Last Names A-Z Marlee Kobzej 303-280-7463 Last Names H-N Jaime Stoess 303-280-7464 Last Names O-Z Kelly Knechtel 303-280-7465 THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK!