READ THE WELCOME LETTER from your Instructor that is sent to your GCC email 2-5 days before the class begins! This Letter will explain how to log into Canvas and complete the Check-In Assignment.
COMPLETE THE “CHECK-IN ASSIGNMENT” that is listed in the Welcome Letter by Thursday night (4-8 week classes) or Sunday night (10-16 week classes) of the first week to not get dropped. Any late add student has until Census to complete the Check-In Assignment.
DON’T GET DROPPED! Don’t miss more than two weeks' worth of assignments (online class) OR one weeks’ worth of assignments and one weeks’ worth of live lecture (hybrid class). The course Syllabus will tell you what constitutes two weeks' worth (online) or one weeks' worth (hybrid) of online assignments to complete in order not to be dropped. Attendance or Participation is never measured by ‘logging-in’ or time spent in Canvas.
Watch the Canvas Student Online Orientation to prepare to use Canvas and log into your class.
Make sure to read the Ticket Note in the Schedule of Classes before you choose to enroll.
Online Courses: An Online course is offered 100% online. Students cannot be required to meet face-to-face for office hours, orientations, homework, exams, distribution of resource materials, or any other course component.
Hybrid Courses: A Hybrid course is offered 1%-99% online with online content and/or activities. Teaching is a combination of face-to-face meetings and online activities.
Proctored Online Courses (POC): A POC is offered 100% online, but you will be required to take tests at a proctoring facility or on the GCC campus.
The course Check-In Assignment is a requirement for all distance education. A student must log into Canvas during the first week of an online/hybrid class and submit the Check-In Assignment by Thursday at 11:59pm for 4-8 week classes and Sunday at 11:59pm for 10-16 week classes in order to remain in the class. The Check-In Assignment establishes "attendance" in an online/hybrid course. Logging into Canvas is not enough. The Check-In Assignment must be submitted to remain in the class.
Once enrolled in an Online or Hybrid course, you will receive a Welcome Letter sent by the instructor 2-5 days before the semester begins to your GCC email account. Directions on how to log into Canvas and complete the Check-In Assignment will be in this Letter.
DE Drop: The course Check-In Assignment is a requirement for all distance education. A student must log into Canvas during the first week of an online/hybrid class and submit the Check-In Assignment by Thursday at 11:59pm for 4-8 week classes and Sunday at 11:59pm for 10-16 week classes in order to remain in the class.
DE Attendance: if a student misses two weeks' worth of assignments in an online class OR one weeks' worth of assignments and one weeks' worth of face-to-face lecture in a hybrid class (number determined by instructor and stated in the Syllabus), the student can be dropped due to lack of attendance. Attendance is not measured by 'logging into' Canvas - only missed coursework.