Weekly Assignments

Each week in class, you will have some or all of the assignments due that are listed below. Each week is broken down in the classroom by modules. Each module will list what is due for that specific week:

  • Mastery Exercises (undergraduate students only) 

These are small quizzes to review the material covered in a specific module. Mastery exercises often have unlimited attempts, though some courses limit your attempts so be sure to read the syllabus carefully. While it is recommended that you complete these each week, mastery exercises usually do not have specific due dates and are all due by the last day of the course. Some courses, like Math and English, have weekly quizzes that are actually completed through a 3rd party and have specific due dates.

  • Discussion Posts 

Each week will have a required discussion topic based on the material for that week. You are required to submit your initial post by 11:59 pm MST on Thursday to receive full credit. You are also required to reply to at least two other threads that week which are due by 11:59 pm MST on Sunday.

  • Critical Thinking Assignments

Critical thinking assignments are papers that are due almost every week. Some classes do not have assignments in all weeks, but you should refer to the syllabus for specifics in your class. Each assignment has details in the syllabus as well as the materials page of the classroom. Critical thinking assignments are due by 11:59 pm MST on Sunday for the respective week. These are subject to the Late Policy in case you are not able to submit on time.

  • Final Portfolio 

Every class has a portfolio, or final, assignment to be submitted by 11:59 pm MST on the last day of the course. These are typically larger papers that encompass all topics discussed/learned during the class. There are typically portfolio milestones throughout the class where you will be required to show progress on your project. These milestones count for points toward the final assignment. Portfolio projects are not subject to any late policies unless you have been approved for an Incomplete Grade through your instructor.