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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions



A Flex Course (also referred to as open entry/open exit) is a self-paced, individualized course that allows you to start class at any time during the first 10 weeks of the semester and to work at your own pace. Choose your own lab hours from when the BOT Flex Lab is open. (No lectures) Completing the course is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Follow the Course Syllabus
  2. Turn in Assignments
  3. Take Tests

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Attend an orientation. We will ask you to do the following:

  1. Read and sign a contract
    Students must fill-out and sign a contract for all Flex Courses taken (one contract per student). The contract includes the Start and Stop Dates, Orientation Attendance, Course Outline, Lab Schedule, Lab Policies, and Student Responsibilities. By signing the Flex Lab Contract, the student agrees to the requirements of the Flex Courses.

  2. Review your Course Syllabus
    You will obtain and review a Course Syllabus for each course in which you are enrolled. The syllabus explains course requirements, outlines grading structure, and lists required textbooks and disks.

    Read your syllabus carefully; you are responsible for all the information.

  3. Design your Class/Lab Schedule
    Review your individual Course Syllabus to determine the minimum number of hours per week necessary to complete the course by the end of the semester. Plan you lab hours accordingly. Start the course as early in the semester as possible--many times courses take longer than you think. All assignments, tests, and hours must be completed by the end of the semester. Remember, you may complete the course as quickly as you wish.

  4. View  Orientation Schedule

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Only if your BOT course was taken on another campus. While you may be familiar with how an open entry/open exit class is structured, orientation will help you become familiar with our Flex Lab, Red Canyon Attendance tracking software, lab rules and more.

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Our goal is to make your learning experience positive and as stress free as possible. We take academic integrity very seriously, and we expect our students to demonstrate respect for the integrity of the courses and the grades they receive. We follow the college policy on academic integrity. Students must do their own work. Instructors may inspect students' computer files if cheating is suspected.

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Students are required to log in and out of the "Red Canyon" attendance tracking software installed on the computer next to the door for each lab visit. Students log in and out using their Cuyamaca College Student ID cards.

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To see how many hours that you have accumulated during the semester, check the black, 3-ringed, binder located near the Red Canyon. The notebook is updated 2-3 times per week.

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Enter your username and password at the log-in screen.

(Your username is your first name, dot, and last name with no spaces in between. Your password is your birth date in 6-digit format - mmddyy.)

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As you work through your syllabus, you will be instructed to submit your work after each section has been completed. Some assignments will be submitted electronically in Blackboard or specialized course software. Some assignments may be printed and a hard copy submitted. For printed assignments simply:

  • Make sure that you have completed all of the assigned requirements for each section. This includes required printing.

  • Include your Name, Course Number, Lesson Number and Assignment Number (if applicable) in the upper right-hand corner of each page.

  • Fill out a goldenrod Assignment Transmittal Sheet. Make sure that it is legible and complete.

  • Staple your work in the order in which it was assigned behind the Assignment Transmittal Sheet.

  • Place your homework in your instructor's designated homework bin. This is located next to the Assignment Transmittal Sheet.

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Printed hard copy assignments will be returned to you via a hanging file. All work is sorted alphabetically using the student's last name. Assignments submitted electronically will receive feedback electronically.

It is recommended that you record the points that you earned for your assignment at this time in the space provided on your syllabus.

Because all assignments will be returned to you with the number of points earned, or instructions to correct your errors and resubmit your work to improve your grade, carefully review any comments on your Assignment Transmittal Sheet before filing in your notebook.

Occasionally, your instructor or other campus official, may use the student hanging file to communicate with you. It is recommended that you check and clear this file at regular intervals.

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If your instructor is on duty, of course, you may communicate with him or her directly. Alternatively, you may direct your inquiry to the instructor on duty. He or she will make every effort to answer your question. If you require further clarification from your instructor, it is your responsibility to contact him or her via email. Your instructor's email address is listed at the top of page one on your syllabus.

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Every student at Cuyamaca College has an email account. This account is Internet based, which means that you can send and receive email from any computer in the world that has a browser and an Internet connection.

Your student email address consists of your first name, dot, and last name (with no space  in between followed by the Grossmont/Cuyamaca College suffix. For example:

firstname.lastname@students.gcccd.edu

 Your password is your birth date in 6-digit format - mmddyy.)

Directions for using your student email account

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No. Reading assignments should be completed at home; however, all computer assignments must be completed in the Flex Lab.

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If you need assistance, ask an instructor rather than a fellow student.

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To ensure that all assignments are your own work and not shared with another student, files may be collected by any Instructor at any time for inspection.

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No. Each student must purchase a textbook for each class they are enrolled in and they must bring this text to class each time. There are a few copies of the textbooks available for 3-hour loan from the reserve desk in the Learning Resources Center (Library).

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No. Assignments must be completed in the order that they are listed on your syllabus. Failure to comply will result in your instructor returning your work to you without a grade. Additionally, you may not take an exam out of order.

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You may resubmit an assignment ONLY if your homework has been returned to you with a "resubmit" option noted on your Assignment Transmittal Sheet. Students are only permitted to resubmit an assignment once.

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To receive course credit you must comply with the following:

  • You must start all your courses within two weeks of enrolling in them or you will be dropped

  • You must attend your required weekly hours and make academic progress or you will be dropped from the course

  • If you are taking more than one BOT Class, you must attend the total number of required hours for each of your classes

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Your instructor may drop you using the following guidelines:

  • If you have not started your course within two weeks of enrollment

  • You miss two weeks of class and do not make academic progress

Important: Contact your instructor when circumstances prevent you from attending class. This is will ensure that you remain active in the course.

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