Alternatives to Using Etudes for Instructional Delivery Guidelines

Faculty can use whatever delivery method they choose for online instruction, however, student verification obligations and other responsibilities exist for use of alternatives to Etudes. Instructors should be aware of the added responsibilities and workload associated with using alternatives to Etudes.

Guidelines

Faculty Responsibilites

  • Instructors must take responsibility for enrollment management and online course login/access.
    • Secure and password-protected access to the course MUST be used to ensure student authentication under federal requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
    • Send student access (login) information to the Online Learning office prior to the start of the quarter
  • Provide course access information in the Course Summary (Course Info website)
  • Instructors must take responsibility for ensuring the privacy of student information, meeting accessibility requirements, and complying with fair use and copyright guidelines.
  • Instructors must provide their own tech support.
  • Instructor must provide their own login assistance to students.
  • Due to lack of standardization, students who take several online courses delivered using a variety of methods will be confused by the differences in navigation, layout, procedures, and course access.
FGA is NOT able to provide:
  • Orientation sessions, tech support, or login assistance for students
  • Instructional design assistance for course development
  • Training in use of alternatives to Etudes for online course delivery

Also, see 7 Things You Should Know about Alternatives to LMS

Reminder: As always when using social networking sites, be mindful to avoid publishing, posting, or releasing any information about students or colleagues that is considered confidential. Please do not post photos and coursework of students without their permission.

Last Updated September 12, 2014
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