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General Policies & Services

New Course Expectations



In addition to the usual information (instructor contact, objectives, textbook/materials, testing/grading policies, disability statement):

  • Course SLOs (performance objectives)
  • Internet access, hardware/software requirements
  • Statement that final exam may be taken on campus or in a pre-arranged proctored situation
Information on How to Get Started

At orientation meeting / in course Website: announcement, video, etc.


Course content (the equivalent of course content delivered in the traditional face-to-face course):

  • Instructor-prepared lectures or notes based on his/her expertise in the subject matter; podcasts
  • Supplemental multimedia presentations: audio and video presentations
  • Outside links (such as chapter outline links to textbook publisher sites) if used, should be integrated into the course content
  • CCCConfer or other technology for demonstrations (synchronous or asynchronous)

Textbook publisher prepared PowerPoint presentations and chapter outline links may supplement but not replace instructor-prepared content. Appropriate sequence or hierarchy to the organization of the course content should exist.

Discussions/Student Participation
  • Strategies to create a "learning community" within the course to prevent student isolation
  • Questions forum or other mechanisms through which students can pose questions to get answers from classmates and instructor
  • Required discussion assignments and/or group work
Student Contact

Might include:

  • Virtual office chat or other method of synchronous ("real time") communication
  • Campus office hours
  • Email
  • Private messaging
  • Weekly announcements/news
  • Who can students contact in case of technical difficulties?
  • Clear directions and due dates
  • Timely grading with feedback
  • Strategies to get students to "stay on task"

Quizzes, Tests, and Surveys:

  • Online (e.g., Honor Code in Etudes-NG or CMS) or at LACC
  • Proctored at instructor-approved sites, pre-arranged by student
  • Online portfolios
  • Anonymous online student survey/course evaluation form in CMS or LACC Website submitted to department chairs
  • Strategy to assure that the enrolled student takes his/her own test(s)?
Other Supplemental Activities and Resources

Prepare 25% (the equivalent of four weeks) of the course site by the end of the semester prior to the beginning of the course.