Orientation Introduction

  • Introduction

    You are on a hidden section of the eAcademy website (meaning it's not on a menu anywhere; you have to be given the link to get here).  These pages provide the orientation information you need to prepare for success in your online eAcademy course.

    Have You Previously Completed Orientation?

    It is very important that you know and follow the procedures of our program. If you have previously taken an eAcademy course and completed the Orientation, you are still required to go through it again and take the Orientation quiz again. However you should be able to skim read quickly through the pages and just review.

    Things to Watch For

    To proceed, use the menu on the left to access the pages of information and a few documents.  Start at the top and click your way down through. Upon completion of the orientation you will take a QUIZ in Moodle to demonstrate your understanding. 

    Here are some of the things that will show up on the quiz:

    • Where are the announcements located in your course?
    • Where is your instructor’s contact information located?
    • What applications will be used for communication?
    • Where can you find the course syllabus and due dates?
    • Where is technical help found on the eAcademy website?
    • How do you turn in assignments to your instructor?
    • What file naming protocol is required on assignment documents?
    • Where will you find your course grades and instructor feedback?
    • What is the definition of plagiarism and the policy for infractions?
    • What is the policy for late work?
    • What policies are covered in the Code of Student Conduct?
    • What is the Probationary Review?

    Working Independently

    There's something you need to be aware of regarding online courses....  Since there is no teacher standing at the front of the room giving you instructions, everything you need to know is provided in writing. If you will read and follow instructions, all the details are there and you should have very few questions. Remember... read!

    A Hint For Working With Document Downloads

    NEVER just click on a link to a document and let it open. ALWAYS right-click and choose Save As... or Save Target.. (depends on your browser) and save the document to your desktop or a flash drive. Then open the document from the place you saved it so that it will open in the proper application.

Proceed

  • You are now ready to go on to the next button on the navigation menu.