Have a Plan-B when taking an Online Course
It is the responsibility of students to be prepared for class which means they should have all required course materials and texts at the start of class as well as reliable access to required technology tools and the internet for the duration of the course.
All students must have textbooks by Week 1 Day 7
No exceptions and no accommodations will be made by faculty after this date. In extreme situations, where there is delay in the shipping or procurement of materials, faculty will make reasonable accommodations during the first week of class only. (See course syllabus for details.) The only exception to this policy is the backorder of texts from the University supplier MBS as notified directly from MBS to Davenport University.
Due to copyright laws sections of the text, other than materials authorized by the publisher such as power points, problem solutions, etc, cannot be scanned and posted to the classroom or emailed by either the faculty or students.
Similarly, DU does not accept individual technology issues or internet access as a reason for late work in online classes, so be sure to have a back-up plan in case of unexpected glitches, viruses or inaccessibility. Libraries, college campuses, Kinkos, friends and family are frequently used alternatives. Additionally, work must be submitted on time and as directed in the course instructions using Microsoft Office software version 2007 or higher.
Please note: work submitted in other formats such as Word Perfect or Open Office will not be accepted.