Course Syllabus

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WebCampus Online Orientation
Example Syllabus

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Instructor Information

Instructor:   GBC Lab Aides, who are trained in WebCampus, will be facilitating your journey in this course. 
Office:         HTC 115       
Phone:         775-753-2167     
E-mail:         Usually instructors use the email within WebCampus under Inbox on the left of your WebCampus page. Send an email through the Inbox in the left navigation to ask questions or receive support.
Office Hours:       
   

Catalog Description

In a for credit course, the description from the college's catalog is inserted here.

This orientation course does not have a description in the college's catalog.

Textbook & Materials

Any textbooks required in a for course would be listed here.

This orientation course requires no materials.

Textbook Title:     
ISBN #:     

Required Course Materials:     

Teaching Methods & Procedures

In a for credit course, this area would discuss how the course will be taught. 

This orientation is a self-paced, free course for students to learn study skills to be successful while practicing submitting work and communicating with the instructor and peers in WebCampus. 

Computer Requirements

It is always recommended to use the most up-to-date versions and better connections. WebCampus will still run with the minimum specifications, but you may experience slower loading times. Learn more about browser requirements.

Setting up Profile & Notifications

One of the most important things you can do to improve communication in the course between you, the instructor and other students in the course is setting up your Profile and Notifications. Do this by clicking on Account: Settings and Navigation.

Participation & Attendance

Preparation for class means reading the assigned readings & reviewing all information required for that week. Attendance in an online course means logging into WebCampus on a regular basis, usually at least once per day, and participating in the all of activities that are posted in the course. Participating in the discussion means reading others posts, posting your initial message usually by Wednesday in the week to to allow others time to read and respond to your message, and responding to at least two other class members by the week's deadline.

This orientation course has no participation or attendance requirements.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. discuss strategies you need to be a successful online student

  2. have the opportunity to practice important activities such as:

    • sending a Webcampus Inbox email,
    • replying to a Discussion,
    • submitting an assignment 
    • taking a practice quiz. 

Assignments & Late Policy

This orientation course only has practice assignments and no due dates. 

In a for credit course, below is an example of what assignments and a late policy MAY look like. Assignment instructions vary from course to course as does the late policy. Below is just an example.

All assignments must be finished and turned in to complete the course.  Unless the instructor is notified BEFORE the assignment is due and provides an exception for the student to submit his/her assignment late, points may be taken off for a late assignment or the assignment given a zero.

Assignments are usually due Monday on the week after they are assigned at 11:59 pm. In case of absences, arrangements must be made ahead of time with the instructor. Late assignments will be graded, and then reduced one grade level per day they are late. Any assignment not handed in within one week will be recorded as a 0. Students should keep all assignments.  As soon as I grade assignments they are automatically displayed on WebCampus. 

  1. All assignments need to be retrieved and then attached to the Assignments area of WebCampus.
  2. All written assignments not requiring specialized software, need to be done in Microsoft Word or saved as an rtf file type. 

Submitting Assignments

In a completely online course, assignments are usually turned in through the Discussion, Assignment, Quiz or other publisher website. 

This orientation course has practice assignments for no grade or credit. 

Grade Scheme

This orientation course has practice assignments for no grade or credit. You will not receive a grade for completing this orientation. It is for practice only.

The following grading standards is typical of a grading scheme in many courses:

Grade Range
A 100% to 94.0%
A- < 94.0% to 90.0%
B+ < 90.0% to 87.0%
B < 87.0% to 84.0%
B- < 84.0% to 80.0%
C+ < 80.0% to 77.0%
C < 77.0% to 74.0%
C- < 74.0% to 70.0%
D+ < 70.0% to 67.0%
D < 67.0% to 64.0%
D- < 64.0% to 61.0%
F < 61.0% to 0.0%

 

INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Student Conduct

Students are required to adhere to the behavior standards listed in GBC Student Conduct and Netiquette Guidelines. Students are entitled to receive instruction free from interference by other members of the class. If a student is disruptive, an instructor may ask the student to stop the disruptive behavior and warn the student that such disruptive behavior can result in withdrawal from the course. An instructor may withdraw a student from a course when the student's behavior disrupts the educational process under Great Basin College Policy.  In accordance with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) CODE, Title 2, Chapter 10, Sections 10.2.1, and 10.2.2.

Appropriate classroom behavior is defined by the instructor.   Great Basin College policy states: "Messages, attitudes, or any other form of communication deemed outside the bounds of common decency/civility as judged by common standards of classroom behavior (determined as they would in a regular classroom by the instructor) will not be tolerated.  This includes the number and length of individual messages online. Course discussion messages should remain focused on the assigned discussion topics. Students must maintain a cordial atmosphere and use tact in expressing differences of opinion. Inappropriate discussion board messages may be deleted if an instructor feels it is necessary. Students will be notified privately that their posting was inappropriate.

Student access to the course InBox and Discussion tools may be limited or removed if an instructor feels that students are sending inappropriate or disparaging remarks about the course in electronic messages to other students in the course.

Academic Integrity & Dishonesty

GBC expects and requires all its students to act with honesty and integrity, and respect the rights of others in carrying out all academic assignments. For more information here is the policy on academic integrity, including the policy and appeal procedures and read the Student Conduct Statement below.

Great Basin College considers academic honesty one of its highest values.  A student who obtains academic credit for work that is not the product of his or her own effort is being dishonest and undermining the academic integrity of the college.  Students are expected to be the sole authors of their work.  Use of another’s ideas must be accompanied by specific citation and reference.  In addition, a learner may not submit the same work for credit in more than one course.  The disciplinary consequences of plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty include non-acceptance of work submitted, a failing grade in the course, and/or or other disciplinary action as outlined in Great Basin College’s Student Conduct Policy.

The instructor of this course will take appropriate actions in response to Academic Dishonesty, as defined the College's Student Conduct Policy.  Acts of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Cheating: using, attempting to use, or providing others with any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, examinations, or in any other academic exercise or activity.  Unauthorized assistance includes:
    • Working in a group when the instructor has designated that the quiz, test, examination, or any other academic exercise or activity be done “individually;”
    • Depending on the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments;
    • Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, in taking an examination or preparing academic work;
    • Acquiring tests or other academic material belonging to a faculty member, staff member, or another student without express permission;
    • Continuing to write after time has been called on a quiz, test, examination, or any other academic exercise or activity;
    • Submitting substantially the same work for credit in more than one class, except with prior approval of the instructor; or engaging in any form of research fraud.
  • Falsification: altering or fabricating any information or citation in an academic exercise or activity.
  • Plagiarism: representing, by paraphrase or direct quotation, the published or unpublished work of another person as one‘s own in any academic exercise or activity without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes using materials prepared by another person or by an agency engaged in the sale of term papers or other academic materials.

Student Assistance, Technical Support, & Security

GBC's Academic Success Centers (ASC) 775-753-2149 on the Elko campus and at GBC's rural centers offer the following services to GBC students, all at no cost. GBC is committed to your success!

  • Live tutoring -- free to all GBC students
  • Free placement testing
  • Proctored testing
  • Open computer labs
  • Help for students where English is their second language. You can also request a personalized one-on-one success plan utilizing the Student Support & Retention Office. 775-753-2255

Smarthinking is a tutoring program in WebCampus. This tutorial service provides students an optional seven hours, per school year, of live 24/7 tutoring through online discussion boards, or live chat with a tutor. 
Subjects covered include Writing/English, MLA & APA assistance, Math, Economics, Accounting, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology

GBC's Library 775-753-2222 provides electronic and digital resources to help students located in any area in their research and learning.

 GBC's Technology HelpDesk 775-753-2167 provides WebCampus assistance when students click on the Help button in the lower left corner in WebCampus or email helpdesk@gbcnv.edu.

For information on college closures and outages see the GBC Homepage.

Campus Security 775-934-4923  GBC is committed to the safety of our students and has a duty to promote awareness and prevention programs for violence on campus under the Jeanne Clery Act as well as the Campus SaVE (Sexual Violence Elimination Act) and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), which are amendments to Clery.  Acts of violence include, but are not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Acts of violence can occur on the physical campus or centers of GBC in addition to field placement sites, clinical practice settings, GBC's online WebCampus, and other places where college or class activities occur.  If you feel you are in immediate danger on the Elko Campus contact security at 775-934-4923 or call 911, GBC Centers contact the Center Director or call 911, or the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs 775-753-2282.

Each year all registered students are automatically enrolled in Title IX Sexual Harassment on-line training.  The course is provided, free to each student, regardless of the number of credits they register for and should be completed once every two year. Students will receive an email invitation to the course the week after the 100% drop date with a sender address of Jake Rivera, Director Patricia Anderson or from our training provider Campus Clarity

Withdraw Policy

If you feel it is necessary to withdraw from the course, please see GBC Calendar for refund and withdrawal dates for full-semester courses. To avoid an F in a course, be sure to drop it before 60% of the course has elapsed. For more detail information, see the Refunds and Withdrawals page.

Accessibility

Great Basin College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A qualified student must furnish current verification of disability. 

This course is designed to be compatible with most universal screen readers. If you are a student needing video and/or audio captioning, GBC's Disabilities Office will provide captioning for you in this course.

The Students with Disabilities Office, located in Berg Hall, will assist qualified students with disabilities in securing the appropriate and reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services. For more information or further assistance, please call 775-753-2271.

Privacy Policy & Syllabus Disclaimer

All material, assignments, and deadlines are subject to change with prior notice to benefit the learning of students in the course.  It is your responsibility to stay in touch with your instructor, review the course site regularly, or communicate with other students, to adjust as needed if assignments or due dates change.

GBC Privacy Policy
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