Thursday, August 24, 2017

Important Info for Students Taking Online Classes or Partially Online Classes

Here are some tips for students taking online or partially online courses this fall semester:
Classes Begin
Classes being Monday, August 28. You will have access to your Vol State online courses at 12:00AM August 28 and access to your TN eCampus courses at 3:00PM August 28. Remember to review your class schedule to ensure you are registered and attending the correct courses. Your class schedule, which is available in the Vol State portal, provides the start dates for each course.
About Online Sections
Vol State online courses have a section code beginning with a C (like C01, C02, etc.). You will access these courses through eLearn (eLearn.volstate.edu), Vol State’s system for online courses.
TN eCampus courses have a section code beginning with an R (like R50, R51, etc.) You will access TN eCampus courses at gotoclass.tnecampus.org – not through Vol State’s eLearn.
Attendance
Instructors are required to report attendance during the first week of the semester. Students enrolled in online courses must complete a graded assignment (typically a discussion board post, but check your syllabus) to avoid the possibility of being dropped for non-attendance. For more information, contact your instructor.
eLearn Success
The Vol State eLearn Success page is your connection to the online tools that Volunteer State Community College provides to its students. This page is designed to help you find what you need to use these tools successfully.
Resources
The College Success page offers information on free tutoring, college academic planning, placement testing, TRIO-Student Support Services, Disability Services, and the IT Help Desk information.
The Vol State Helpdesk staff assists students with computer related technical issues, password reset, student email, Microsoft Office 365, campus wireless access, and other College systems. You can receive assistance in person in the Learning Commons or by phone at 615-230-3302.
For Vol State eLearn related issues, you can contact Distributed Education by phone at 615-230-3665, email us eLearn@volstate.edu or in person – Ramer, Suite 172 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30.
For help with TN eCampus online, visit tnecampus.helpspot.com.

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