The pace of the course is decided by the instructor. However, the classes are scheduled to mirror the timeframe of the on-campus offerings. Thus, the courses will typically begin and end at the same time as the classes offered on-campus at Ball State University. In order to build a sense of community in an online class, instructors are encouraged to roll out material according to a week-by-week calendar so that students can join in meaningful online discussions on each topic.
No. Many of our students are not professional teachers. Arrangement will be made for any assignments that require a classroom setting for those who are not professional teachers.
Yes. The course calendar is the same as it would be for an on-campus offering, so instructors must issue grades by the same time as well. Under extenuating circumstances, a grade of "Incomplete" can be filed.
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