|Course Name: Composition I||Term and Session: Summer 2015, Session 1|
|Course ID: ENC1101||Reference Number: 518123|
|Faculty Contact Information||Class Activities|
|Course Description||Class Schedule|
|General Course Outcomes||Grades|
|Prerequisites and Corequisites||Policies and Procedures|
|Methods of Instruction||Technical Resources|
|Textbook and Materials||Help Desk|
|Instructor Name:||Dr. Kristin Berkey-Abbott|
|BC Online Phone:||954-201-7900|
|Email:||Please use the D2L email tool. Use my BC email ONLY if you are unable to access the course email: email@example.com|
|Online Office Hours:||As online faculty, I have no onground office. But I will be online multiple times a day, most days.|
|BC Safety Phone #:||954-201-HELP (4357)|
ENC1101 is a university parallel course in which the student writes expository themes in various modes. Research methods and library skills are introduced and a documented paper is required. Each student is encouraged to use the writing lab [or other relevant supplemental resources] to strengthen writing skills. Placement in ENC1101 is determined by both standard and departmental assessment tests. A student must earn a grade of "C" or higher to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule. Please refer to the Student Guide to the English Department for more details.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Compose units of discourse and provide ideas and information suitable to the purpose and the audience.
- Transmit ideas and information in effective written language by employing good diction, conventional sentence structure, and standard written American English grammar and usage.
- Locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources and incorporate the relevant information into a paper documented internally and bibliographically via MLA Format.
- Analyze written texts so as to discuss their content, artistic merits, logical progression, and thoroughness of citation (if any).
Prerequisites and Corequisites
To maximize your chances for success in this course, make sure that you meet the following course prerequisites:
Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites: Eligibility for ENC1101. If you attended a Florida high school, you are likely exempt from taking the PERT exam and therefore cannot be required to take a college-prep English course. However, if you know that you struggle with grammar skills, it may be in your best interest to take ENC0015 and/or ENC0025 before taking ENC1101.
Methods of Instruction
English Composition I (ENC1101) is a required English course in which you will learn how to write intelligent, sophisticated college-level essays. To succeed in this class, it is crucial that you complete all required readings and assignments by their respective deadlines.
This is a 3 credit hour course. Normally, a three credit hour course would meet two or three times each week (during a 16 week term) for a total of 3 hours per week or 48 hours per term. In this class, we will conduct learning via students completing the assigned textbook readings, participating in the “BC Online” asynchronous discussion board, reading posted course lessons, completing online quizzes/tests, and submitting writing assignments in the Assignments section of the course. Therefore, this is a fully online course. On average, you should expect to spend between 4 to 6 hours a week on the coursework.
See the course schedule (on the last page of this syllabus) for a detailed description of learning activities/assignments. Students are responsible for regularly reviewing the course schedule and completing all required class assignments.
Textbook and Materials
|No Required Textbook Recommended Resource:||There are no required textbooks in this course. However, you may find the following optional resource worthwhile:|
A Pocket Style Manual, 6th Edition, by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers. The physical book can be purchased at Amazon.com or elsewhere. The eBook version can be purchased from the publisher or via CourseSmart.
This optional text includes detailed information on grammar, punctuation, mechanics, usage, clarity, research, MLA & other citation formats.
Read and refer to this section regularly. It will tell you what assignments you should complete, and how to complete them.
Deadlines for assignments, assessments, discussions, quizzes, tests, and all other graded and non-graded activities are posted in the course schedule. Submitting work late will be permitted only under extenuating circumstances and only with prior notification and documentation (original funeral notice, original doctor note, etc.).
This course is divided into 5 “Learning Units.” The contents of these learning units can be found within the “Course Lessons” folder on our course homepage. At the beginning of each Learning Unit, make sure to view the “Learning Unit Overview” document included within the unit folder for greater detail on the assignments and readings to be completed.
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Use the general discussion thread to post questions that might be of interest to all students such as questions about assignments, tests, etc. Feel free to respond to other students with thoughtful responses. Proofread the content of your posts before making them public; proper grammar and sentence structure are expected. Remember that the discussion tool is public - all enrolled students will be able to view posts and responses. Please follow proper netiquette. Grades for discussion postings will be posted within five working days after the discussion has closed. If you need general information and support for the discussion tool visit the discussion tutorial page.
Assignments may be submitted only during the availability dates as specified in your syllabus. The submission of an assignment is the sole responsibility of the student. Students should not leave assignment preparation until the last minute and must plan their workloads so as to be able to meet the deadlines. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will only be accepted if prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. Assignments should not be mailed, faxed or emailed directly to your instructor unless otherwise directed. You should keep an electronic copy of all assignments. Grades for assignments will be posted within five working days of the closing date of the assignment. If you need general information and support with assignments visit the assignment tutorial page.
Assessments may be taken only during the availability dates as specified in the course schedule. The submission of an assessment is the sole responsibility of the student. Please allow ample time to complete assessments and be observant of the time limit. Make sure you have a solid internet connection. Most online quiz and exam grades will be available after finishing the quiz or exam. If you need general information and support with assessments visit the assessment tutorial page.
It is at the discretion of the instructor to offer a make-up exam. Make-up exams will only be considered under extenuating circumstances, and with prior notification and documentation (original funeral notice, original doctor note, etc.). Scheduling conflicting appointments and vacations are not valid reasons for requesting a make-up exam.
Note that the deadlines are for Winter 2015, so for summer they will be different. I left them here so that you would have a sense of the pace of the course.
|Orientation Module: Date to Date||Activities|
By the end of the orientation students will be able to:
|1. Read the Course Introduction, Syllabus, and BC Online Orientation within the "Course Introduction and Syllabus" folder in the Content portion of this course.|
2. Post an introduction of yourself under the "Introduce Yourself" topic within the discussion board.
3. Take the Syllabus Quiz by Jan. 11 at 11:59 p.m.
You MUST complete the Syllabus Quiz by this date or you will be withdrawn from the course as having "never attended."
|Learning Unit # 1: Grammar and Sentence-Level Skills|
By the end of this module students will be able to:
|1. Login to MyWritingLab and begin working on the exercises. Details for this are explained within Learning Unit #1 (see Introduction to Learning Unit #1).|
2. Review lessons and resources within Learning Unit #1.
3. Optional: If you purchase the Pocket Style Manual, pages 19 through 86 will be helpful to review these key concepts of grammar, punctuation, and sentence mechancs.
4. Complete the exercises in each of the 6 study modules within MyWritingLab.
5. Within each of these modules, you will take a number of topic post-tests to demonstrate your understanding of the topics studied. The average of these post-tests will count as 10% of your course grade. All MyWritingLab exercises must be completed by March 20 @ 11:59pm. NEW DUE DATE BECAUSE OF TECHNICAL GLITCHES: APRIL 15.
|Learning Unit # 2: College-Level Essay Writing|
|Learning OutcomesBy the end of this module students will be able to:||1. Read all lessons within Module 1 & 2 of Learning Unit #2.|
2. Read the Paper #1 Assignment (found within Learning Unit #2).
3. Participate in the discussion board conversations. While these are not graded, they are your best chance to engage with your teacher and your classmates to better understand the course material.
4. Take Quiz #1 on Academic Tone by Jan. 23 @ 11:59pm.
5. Take Quiz #2 on Essay Structure & Thesis Statements by Jan. 27 @ 11:59pm.
6. Submit Paper Topic Paragraph due by Jan. 28 @ 11:59pm.
7. Take Quiz #3 on the Use of Logic in Persuasive Essays by Feb. 4 @ 11:59pm.
8. Take Quiz #4 on Paper #1 Assignment by Jan. 26 @ 11:59pm.
9. Submit the Outline Worksheet by Feb. 2@ 11:59pm.
10. Optional 1st Draft of Paper #1 due by Feb. 9 @ 11:59pm.
11. Submit the final draft of Paper #1 by Feb. 16 @ 11:59pm.
|Learning Unit # 3: Analyzing a Text|
|Learning OutcomesBy the end of this module students will be able to:|
1. Read all lessons within Module 1 & 2 of Learning Unit #3.
2. Read the Paper #2 Assignment (found within Learning Unit #3).
3. Participate in the discussion board conversations. While these are not graded, they are your best chance to engage with your teacher and your classmates to better understand the course material.
4. Take Quiz #5 on the readings within Module 2 by Feb. 20 @ 11:59pm.
5. Take Quiz #6 on the Paper #2 Assignment by Feb. 18 @ 11:59pm.
6. Submit Paper Topic Paragraph by Feb. 23 @ 11:59pm.
7. Submit the Outline Worksheet by March 9 @ 11:59pm.
8. Optional 1st Draft of Paper #2 due by March 13 @ 11:59pm.
9. Submit the final draft of Paper #2 by March 18 @ 11:59pm.
|Learning Unit # 4: Using Research to Support an Analysis|
By the end of this module students will be able to:
|1. Read the selections within Module 1 of Learning Unit #4.|
2. Read all lessons within Module 1 & 2 of Learning Unit #4.
3. Read the Paper #3 Assignment (found within Learning Unit #4).
4. Participate in the discussion board conversations. While these are not graded, they are your best chance to engage with your teacher and your classmates to better understand the course material.
5. Take Quiz #7 on the Module 2 lessons by April 2 @ 11:59pm.
6. Take Quiz #8 on the Module 3 lessons by April 10 @ 11:59pm.
7. Submit Paper Topic Paragraph due by March 23@ 11:59pm.
8. Take Quiz #9 on the Paper #3 Assignment by March 20 @ 11:59pm.
9. Submit the Outline Worksheet by March 30 @ 11:59pm.
10. Optional 1st Draft of Paper #3 due by April 13 @ 11:59pm.
11. Submit the final draft of Paper #3 by April 20 @ 11:59pm.
|Learning Unit # 5: A Reflective Analysis on Writing Process & Skills|
|Learning OutcomesBy the end of this module students will be able to:|
1. Formulate an effective thesis statement and topic sentences.
2. Develop an analytical essay to include an effective structure, adequate logical support, and appropriate tone.
3. Compose effective sentences by employing good diction, conventional sentence structure, and standard written American English grammar and usage.
|1. Read the Paper #4 Assignment (found within Learning Unit #5).|
2. Participate in the discussion board conversations. While these are not graded, they are your best chance to engage with your teacher and your classmates to better understand the course material.
3. Take Quiz #10 on the Paper #4 Assignment by April 21 @ 11:59pm.
4. Submit Paper #4 by April 27 @ 11:59pm. No late papers will be accepted.
5. Read the OPTIONAL Paper Revision Project Assignment (found within Learning Unit #5).
6. Submit the OPTIONAL Paper Revision Project by May 1 @ 11:59pm. No late papers will be accepted.
Below is further explanation of how the course assignments will be graded:
Paper Assignments: The major writing assignments of this course will be fully explained in the "Learning Units" section of the website. In order to earn a quality grade, it is ESSENTIAL that you follow the assignment's directions and apply all the knowledge that you've gained through our lessons and the textbook readings. Grammar, spelling, and spelling all influence your grade significantly. You MAY NOT use additional research sources for these assignments except in those assignments where research is specifically required within the assignment explanation (doing so may result plagiarism which would result in failure of the course). The deadlines for each assignment are listed in the Course Schedule section syllabus. Any assignment submitted late will have 10 points deducted per day late.
All of these writing assignments must be saved as Microsoft Word Files (as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file) and uploaded into the course’s Assignments section (which can be found in the blue toolbar near the top of your screen) by the required deadline. Once submitted in the Assignments section, all assignments will be checked for plagiarism by TurnItIn. TurnItIn is an online tool that has been fully integrated into our BC Online course. It checks student assignments for any incidents of plagiarism by comparing these writings against hundreds of millions of texts available in print, online, and in academic databases. If you object to this procedure, you should withdraw from this course before the Friday of the first week of class (in order to receive a full refund).
Optional 1st drafts: Certain 1st drafts are ntoed as optional within the syllabus. You are encouraged to submit 1st drafts by the listed deadlines so as to receive feedback on the writing and thinking skills that have been demonstrated. While not all elements can be discussed within this feedback, major errors in structure and/or logic will be discussed within this feedback. If you choose to submit 1st drafts, you should approach them as your best attempt at the finished product, not a "sloppy copy." These optional DO NOT COUNT towards your overall course grade. However, a numeric grade will be given to each 1st draft submitted so that you can determine the level of revision necessary while crafting your final draft.
Optional Paper Revision Project: During the final week of the course, you will be given the opportunity to revise and resubmit ONE of the previous papers written during the course. This revision will be given a new grade and the two grades (on the initial paper plus the revision paper) will be averaged together. For example, if you earned a 60% on Paper #1 and then decide to revise and resubmit a new version of this paper for the Paper Revision Project, earning an 80% on the revision, a grade of 70% will be recorded as your grade for Paper #1 in calculating your final course grade.
Exams & Quizzes:
Quizzes: These will consist of multiple choice, true/false, matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Quizzes MUST be taken by the assigned deadline, so please portion your time accordingly. In order to allow for the possibility of technical difficulties or error, at the end of the semester, your lowest quiz grade will be dropped.
MyWritingLab Exercises: During the first half of the semester, you should use the grammar resources available in Learning Unit #1 and via MyWritingLab to prepare for this test. See details within Learning Unit #1.
Practice Exercises: Within some of the learning units and in the Assessments section, you will find hundreds of "Practice Exercises." These have been provided by Bedford/St. Martins Press, the publisher of A Pocket Style Handbook. These exercises are OPTIONAL and are not related to your course grade in any way. They are simply ways for you to independently practice your skills.
How your Grade will be Determined
|Assessment||Percent of Final Grade|
Pre-Writing Assignments (Outline Worksheets & Paper Topic Paragraphs)
|MyWritingLab Module Post-Tests||10%|
|Grade = A||90-100+%|
|Grade = B||80-89.9%|
|Grade = C||70-79.9%|
|Grade = D||60-69.9%|
|Grade = F||59.9%-0.0%|
Additional Grading Policies
According to state requirements, students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in order to pass this course.
Paper #3 is considered a "Research Paper" and will require the use of outside sources that you will find through library research. During this semester, we will discuss the research process and the specific requirements for this paper.
All assignments must be submitted by the day they are due. Your grade will be lowered 1 letter grade (-10 points) per day if a paper is turned in late. No papers will be accepted beyond 4 days past their due dates.
If you have taken this course twice before, you do not have the option to receive a "W" in this course by withdrawing before the withdrawal deadline. College rules further state that you may not attempt this course more than 3 times.
If a paper is never submitted, you will automatically fail the course. No papers will be accepted beyond 4 days past their due date.
Policy on Late Work:
Papers will lose 10 points per day late except under extreme, documentable circumstances. Computer/online access problems do NOT qualify as excused circumstances. If your internet connection fails, find a connection at places like FedEx Office, Starbucks, the local library, or Broward College's library.
Required pre-writing steps such as the Paper Topic Paragraphs or Outline Worksheets will not be accepted more than 1 day late. If submitted late, the submission will only earn half-credit.
Quizzes cannot be completed after the due date and time. Make sure to allow ample time before the deadlines to complete quizzes.
There will be no makeup assignments available except under extreme, documentable circumstances.
BC Online-Based Quizzes and Exams:
These quizzes can be taken any time during the open time period (usually 3 to 4 days) prior to the closing date, and may be taken via any computer with an Internet connection.
Collaboration between students and discussion of quiz answers are NOT permitted.
You may NOT use the book, notes, internet sources, course lessons, or other parts of our course website while taking the graded quizzes. In order to maintain the best approximation of an on-campus course, it is important that you adhere to the basic expectation of academic integrity. So these are NOT "open-book" or "open-note" quizzes. If you have any questions about this, please email your instructor.
All quizzes and exams are timed. You are only permitted a limited amount of time to take the quiz from the moment that you open it. Keep an eye on the timer clock as you are taking these quizzes. Make sure to click "Save Answer" after each question so that if you accidentally close the window or time runs out, the answers you've saved will still be submitted. If time runs out and you've not chosen "save answer" after each question, none of your answers will be submitted (which will result in a 0%) grade.
You will only be able to attempt each quiz once. Allow time to complete each quiz before the closing date and time. Make sure you have a solid Internet connection. If your ISP disconnects you during a quiz, that will count as an attempt and you will not be able to repeat the quiz.
View Your Grades:
Online quiz, exam, and assignment grades can be seen by viewing “Grades" in the toolbar. However, the best place to see the grades and feedback on the writing assignments is to look within the Assignment section itself and then click on that individual assignment.
Online quiz grades will be posted within 2 days after the quiz deadline.
Grades for writing assignments will be posted within 4 days of the closing date of the assignment. Feedback on 1st drafts or other required pre-writing steps will usually be provided within 2 days.
Your final course grade will be posted on the final day of the course.
You are responsible for being familiar with all BC Online policies and procedures related to your activity in this course.
Attendance and Participation:
During the first week of class, you must complete the the Syllabus Quiz in the course to verify attendance. Simply logging into the course will not satisfy your attendance during this time. As with an on-campus course, students who are reported for non-attendance in an online course who are withdrawn are still responsible for paying for the course. If you do not complete the requirements of the first week of class, you should drop the course by the official drop/add deadline or expect to pay for the course.
Regular, active, and meaningful participation in online learning activities is a critically important component of this course and is essential to your success. It is recommended that you check into the course site several times during the week. Frequency and quality of participation will significantly effect your chances for success.
Regular, active, and meaningful participation in online learning activities is an important component of this class and is essential to your success. Logging into the class does not count towards participation and attendance. You must actively participate in class activities by completing discussions, assignments, and assessments. It is recommended to check your email, the announcements, and class discussions regularly. Your day of last attendance is based on the last day you completed a documented class activity.
The following are academically related activities for the purpose of participation and attendance:
Participation in a graded discussion board,
Assignment submission, and
Initiating contact with your instructor to ask a class-related question via D2L email
If you stop participating in any of the aforementioned activities you will be withdrawn from the class and receive a W or, if it is your third attempt, an F If you stop participating after the withdrawal date, you will receive an F Ongoing communication with the instructor is critical to your class success.
The Discussion Board is the primary venue for interaction with your peers and your professor. You are highly encouraged to regularly participate in the discussion board so as to better understand the assigned readings, course lessons, and assignments. Students who earn passing grades in this course tend to be those who regularly read what has been posted within the discussion board and participate in the on-going discussions.
You must also login to the course website regularly to read the course lessons, practice grammar skills, take online quizzes/tests, and check your “BC Online” email.
Post questions in the discussion board topic labeled "Ask Questions here" or email your instructor via “BC Online” email.
BC Attendance Policy: Please familiarize yourself with BC's Attendance Policy below, as this may have a significant impact on your GPA, your financial aid status, and (if on a student visa) your immigration status. If you have questions about the impact of a “W” or “F,” please contact Advising.
If you are concerned about your ability to succeed in this class, it is important to make an online appointment to speak with your instructor and an academic advisor as soon as possible. It is important for you to understand the financial and academic consequences that may result from class withdrawal.
Upon gaining access to access to D2L you are expected to keep your username and password confidential. Sharing access or passwords to D2L is considered a breach of the academic honesty policy and could result in you being removed from your class. When you log-in to D2L, you do so with the understanding and agreement that you will produce your own work, complete class assignments and discussions yourself, and to take class exams, tests or quizzes without the assistance of others.
Your academic work must be the result of your own thought, research, or self-expression. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following: cheating, plagiarism, unacceptable collaboration, falsification of data, aiding and abetting dishonesty, unauthorized or malicious interference, hacking computer property or software, and online disturbances. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct Policy and the Student Code of Conduct section located in the Student Handbook for more information.
All required class activities are subject to submission to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers.
Types of Academic Dishonesty:
Cheating: Is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain, or aiding another to obtain credit for work by dishonest or deceptive means. It includes but is not limited to: copying the work of another person (plagiarism) or permitting your work to be copied by another person, discussing test answers or questions with people who have not completed the test, distributing assignment materials to other students, possessing course materials that have not been formally released to students in the course, using books, notes, or other resources while taking the quizzes/exams, and collaborating on the completion of assignments not specifically designated in the syllabus as being "group projects".
Plagiarism: The use of words or ideas of the original creator without attribution as if they were your own. Plagiarism ranges from copying someone else’s work verbatim and elaborating on or altering someone else’s work. ANY clear incident of plagiarism will result in immediate failure of the course. To ensure the authenticity of writing assignments, the Literary Interpretation Paper will be subject to submission to a plagiarism tracking program powered by www.turnitin.com. TurnItIn is an online tool that checks student assignments for any incidents of plagiarism by comparing these writings against billions of texts available in print, online, and in academic databases. When any writing assignments are submitted in this course, they are automatically checked for plagiarism by the TurnItIn tool integrated into the course. You do not need to submit any of your writings to a separate TurnItIn account, as this is automatically done when you upload anything in the Assignments section of our course.
If you object to your writing being checked for plagiarism via the TurnItIn database, you should withdraw from this course before the Friday of the first week of class (in order to receive a full refund).
Self-Plagiarism: Submitting or reusing parts of a previous paper without referencing source it was first submitted. This includes retaking a course and turning in previously submitted papers and data. IT IS A VIOLATION OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY to "recycle" or reuse portions of written work produced in another course, regardless of whether that course was taken at Broward College or elsewhere. Doing so will be considered a form of plagiarism and will result in failure of this course. Instead, you are expected to produce new, original writing within this course.
Unacceptable Collaboration: Using answers, solutions, or ideas that are the results of collaboration without citing the fact of the collaboration is improper.
Falsification of Data: Making up or falsifying information and data. Examples include making up or altering data for an experiment or citing reference to sources you did not actually use.
Pay Services: Employing an assignment writing service or having another write the paper for you.
Enabling: Aiding and abetting another student in an act of academic dishonesty. Examples include giving someone a paper to copy and allowing someone access to your account.
Unauthorized or malicious interferences: If one person deliberately interferes with the work or activities of another person on purpose to cause the other harm or irreparable damages.
Academic honesty violations are considered a breach of Broward College's Code of Conduct Policy and will result in failure of the course, disciplinary action, and/or a referral to the Dean of Student Affairs.
Procedures for student grievances are found in the student handbook. In attempting to resolve any student grievance regarding grades, evaluations, or other fulfillments of academic responsibility, it is your obligation to make an effort to resolve the matter with your instructor. If the matter is not resolved with your instructor, then you may contact academic affairs associate dean.
Communication and Faculty Response
Use the D2L email tool only for private, personal, one-to-one communication with a specific individual, or groups of individuals. Do not send class related emails to the instructor's BC email address. In the event that the class communication tools are unavailable for more than 24 hours, the instructor will communicate with students (if necessary) via their BC email address.
Class emails will be answered within 24 hours. It is recommended that you post class-related questions in the discussion area. Other students may have the same questions as you or may even be able to answer your questions. If you need information related to a test or assignment, plan ahead and submit your questions in advance of the due date.
In all online communication, it is expected that all students will follow rules of online "netiquette". Netiquette is a set of rules for polite online behavior that all members of this class are expected to follow. Review some of the general netiquette rules.
Individuals who violate the netiquette policy or engage in disruptive online behaviors such as flaming (posting disrespectful or hostile comments), posting inappropriate comments, or shouting (posting messages using all capitals) may have their class access privileges revoked and/or they may be referred to the Student Dean. Students who continue to engage in unacceptable online behavior even after being warned, may be permanently denied access to the class and/or may receive an F for the class.
Please don't use email short hand like ROTFLO (rolling on the floor laughing out loud) or BTW (by the way) - not everyone knows what these abbreviations mean. If you want to use emoticons (smileys) to convey feelings, please stick with the basics happy :-) sad :-( or wink ;-). Others are less well known and are subject to different interpretations. The idea is to be clear in your communications.
Broward College is committed to the privacy of all students. In accordance with institutional policy and the U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Broward College protects the privacy of student education records. The college does not release private records of individual students, such as grades and class schedules, without prior written consent of the student. However, privacy and public records obligations of the college are governed by applicable Florida statutes and U.S. federal laws.
Course access records, quiz scores grades, email postings, discussion postings, file submissions, and chat room conversations are stored. This is a good reason to make sure that your communications adhere to proper netiquette. Please refer to the student handbook for more information.
Critical Event Procedures
The health, safety and welfare of our faculty, staff, and students are of utmost importance, and we want to ensure that students are aware of the steps Broward College takes in preparing for an emergency event or severe weather. The BC Alert system uses a layered approach to communication, reaching out to the College community with emails, text messages, phone calls and postings to the web. In addition to the information that will be available through BC Alert, there are several hotlines that will be updated with College status information in the event of a storm or other emergency:
Emergency Hotline: 954-201-4900
In the event of a school closing due to weather or other major event that might impact class schedules, the instructor will post an announcement and/or send an email indicating what changes, if any, the event will have on the course schedule and due dates.
Changes to the Syllabus
The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the class syllabus. The syllabus is a guide and every attempt is made to provide an accurate overview of the class. However, circumstances and events may make it necessary for the instructor to modify the syllabus during the semester which may depend on the progress, needs, and experiences of the students. Changes to the syllabus will be made with advance notice. In the event that changes become necessary, students will be notified through class email, the discussion board, and/or the announcements tool.
If you need academic accommodations and/or disability services support, you must contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). It is your responsibility to contact the ODS to document disability prior to receiving services. You must notify the instructor that you have registered with the ODS and provide the instructor a copy of the ODS letter. Your documentation and any related communication with your instructor remain strictly confidential.
When taking any online course, you should know how to use an internet browser, a word processing program, send and receive e-mail, and download and upload files. Some online courses use additional software. Refer to the Class Schedule and Assignments section below for additional details. Although the help desk strives to assist our students in the best way possible they cannot be held responsible for class hardware and/or software purchases that are found to be unsatisfactory, insufficient, defective, misused, or incompatible with current system setups.
Visit the technical requirements page for a complete list of system and software requirements.
If your password does not work or you forgot it, click this link to reset it: student password reset.
If you need further support, please contact the BC help desk at 954-201-7521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help using D2L, you can review the step-by-step tutorials
For year-round, 24 hour technical assistance, please visit the 24/7 Help Desk page.