Online Student Rights

Know your online rights and responsibilities

You have the right to:

  • A clear and complete syllabus to explain the course, the learning objectives, the grading criteria, and the course policies.
  • A clear and accurate course schedule that details the topics to be covered, the assigned readings and preparation activities, and the deadlines for assignments.
  • Clear instructions for assignments and learning activities.
  • Timely feedback from your instructor on questions (within one business day) and on graded assignment (within a week of the assignment's deadline). 
  • Course materials that are accessible and open correctly in the course site.
  • Access tutorials and guides that document the use of the software and tools you will be required to use in the course.

You have the responsibility to:

  • Read all assigned materials and to complete all assigned learning activities.
  • Complete all graded assignments well in advance of the deadline (to avoid any technical glitches that might occur by waiting until the deadline).
  • Schedule adequate and regular study and work time for your online course (recommended minimum of 12 hours per week for an 8-week class).
  • Ask questions when you are confused.
  • Treat all members of the class with respect and kindness (including appropriate netiquette).
  • Maintain academic honesty and integrity in completing your work.