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Attendance Practice within Moodle Environment

The nature of Learning Online courses is that they provide freedom to work as it fits your schedule.  That said, ensuring that you login to your course and actively participate on a regular basis is essential.  Unfortunately, those that do not actively participate may face removal from the course.  See below.

Student Action:Learning Online's Response:
Away for five consecutive daysAutomated Moodle E-mail sent to home, school contact, and student making all aware of Attendance Practice and asking them to return to class.
Away for ten consecutive daysAutomated Moodle E-mail sent to home, school contact, and student making all aware of Attendance Practice and asking them to return to class. 
Away for twelve consecutive daysAutomated Moodle E-mail sent to home, school contact, and student making all aware of Attendance Practice and asking them to return to class. 
Away for fifteen consecutive days

Principal will contact home, school contact, and student warning them that if they are away for five more days, they will be in violation of the policy.

Automated Moodle E-mails continue each day until the student logs back into the course.

Away for twenty consecutive days

Students will have their accounts suspended and will be contacted by the Principal of Learning Online requesting a meeting to discuss attendance and to create an academic plan to support the student in successfully completing the course.  Home contacts, school contacts, and RCSD administrators will included in this communication. 

Students must respond to the request to create an academic plan within 72 hours of contact by the Principal of Learning Online.  Failure to respond will result in discontinuation from the course.

 

RCSD Graduation Eligibility Practice

To remain graduation eligible, on the first Friday in June, RCSD students enrolled in a graduation-required class must have a passing mark in the course with 90% of the course work considered and have declared their intention of completing the course no later than the 3rd Monday in June.  The Principal will send a communication to all Learning Online students in May, reminding them of this policy.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they are graduation eligible within their own school.  The best way to ensure this is to check with the school's Guidance Counselor.  

 

Learning Online Active Engagement Practice

Learning Online courses are asynchronous and do provide the student with some flexibility on where and when they access the course content.  However, students are expected to regularly log into their online course and work to follow the timelines that are set out by the course instructor.  It is an expectation of Learning Online that students will be actively engaged in their online course.

Active Engagement:

  • Students will log into the course on a regular basis.  Learning Online has an attendance practice in which students will adhere.
  • Students are expected to complete and submit course content on a regular basis.  The course instructor sets timelines and students are to work to stay on the pace of the course.  Students who fall significantly behind the pace of the course will be considered disengaged in course content.
Actively Engaged Student
  • logs into a course on a regular basis (average 5 hours per week)
  • accesses course content or instructional material
  • contacts course instructor when they have questions or need clarification
  • completes and submits assessment according to the set timeline in the course
Moderately Engaged Student
  • logs into course irregularly (less than an average of 5 hours per week)
  • accesses some course material, but skips or misses parts of the course content
  • does not reach out to the instructor when in need of clarification and only communicates when contacted by instructor
  • completes and submits assessment, but is behind the pace of the course or does not submit all required tasks
Disengaged Student
  • goes for periods of 5 or more days without logging into a course or logs in without engaging in content
  • accesses minimal course content
  • does not reach out to instructor and does not respond to emails from instructor or Learning Online
  • completes minimal assessments and is significantly behind the pace of the course with many incomplete assignments

Students in violation of this practice will be placed on academic probation.  Students will have their accounts suspended and will be contacted by the Principal of Learning Online requesting a meeting to discuss the inactivity and to create an academic plan to support the student in successfully completing the course.  The Principal will work the student, teacher, home contact, and school contact to create a plan that will best support each individual circumstance.

Students must respond to the request to create an academic plan within 72 hours of contact by the Principal of Learning Online.  Failure to respond will result in discontinuation from the course.

The Principal of Learning Online will monitor engagement, with disengaged students identified using daily attendance reports, weekly grade reports, and teacher feedback.  This process will take place throughout the semester.


The Midway Active Participation Practice

If student is to be successful in an online course, they must be actively working to complete their course.  Students with a mark of 50% or less on day 75 of their course enrollment will be in violation of the Midway Active Participation Policy.

Students in violation of this policy will be placed on academic probation.  Students will have their accounts suspended and will be contacted by the Principal of Learning Online requesting a meeting to discuss the inactivity and to create an academic plan to support the student in successfully completing the course.  The Principal will work the student, teacher, home contact, and school contact to create a plan that will best support each individual circumstance.

Students must respond to the request to create an academic plan within 72 hours of being contacted by the Principal of Learning Online.  Failure to respond will result in being discontinued from the course.