Attendance in an online class is measured through participation in the learning management system (Canvas). Participation is defined as submitting a discussion post, exam, quiz, or written assignment within the online classroom. Simply logging into the online classroom does not count as attendance/participation.
The online week runs Monday through Sunday. Students are expected to attend/participate during each online week of the class. Instructors granting assignment extensions do not eliminate the attendance/participation requirement.
During the first online week (Monday – Sunday) of an 8 week online class, the student must validate their enrollment by attending/participating. Students in a 16 week online class must validate their enrollment in the first two weeks of the semester. Students who fail to validate their enrollment will be dropped.
In an 8 week online class, failure to attend/participate in one online week (Monday – Sunday) will result in an official warning. Failure to attend/participate in two online weeks will result in the student failing the class and a WF grade will be recorded.
In a 16 week online class, failing to attend/participate in two online weeks (Monday – Sunday) will result in an official warning. Failure to attend/participate in four online weeks within the class will result in the student failing the class and a WF grade will be recorded.
As the online environment is available 24/7, there are no excused absences for University-Sponsored events in an online class. Students in online classes are expected to manage their time and must attend/participate weekly and complete all work required.