Weekly Assignments

Each week in class, you will have various assignments due.  Every course is broken into modules and students should plan to complete the module and assignments between Monday and Sunday of each week. Be sure to check the course syllabus and announcements for assignment information. Examples of assignments include:

  • Mastery Exercises  

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 interpret evidence, data, arguments, and provide an opportunity to students to develop well-reasoned arguments. 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 projects that encompass all topics discussed/learned throughout 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 included in the late policy unless you have been approved for an Incomplete Grade through your instructor.