A Learning Format That Helps You Achieve a Work/Life Balance Several of RHCHP's academic programs can be completed 100% online. Online courses offer the flexibility you need to manage professional and personal obligations, while you complete your degree or certificate. Register for a Course Register early. The online course format is growing and spaces in the online courses fill up fast. If a course you want is full, check back. We try to accommodate all students up until the online course registration deadline, which is always the Wednesday before the official start term dates. Please go to WebAdvisor to register or see a list of courses. After you have access to your course: Read the syllabus Read the required content Read and follow your facilitator's instructions in the Discussion Forum/s Post your Introduction Access Your Course You will have access to your course/s on the Friday before the official start date of the term. To access your course/s, go to WorldClass at https://worldclass.regis.edu and log in using your RegisNet username and password. We suggest that you add this website as a Bookmark or Favorite in your browser. Note: The website address https://online.regis.edu ceased as of December 23, 2012. Password: Hint, Reset, Change If you need to get a hint of what your password is, reset it, or change it, go to WebAdvisor. Note: if you reset your change or password, it will take a minimum of 30 minutes for it to be resynchronized with all of the Regis systems. Need Assistance? Please contact either: Student Services at 800.568.8932 or 303.458.4126 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. ITS Help Center at 800.388.2366 or 303.458.4050 or e-mail at ITS@regis.edu. Participation Requirements You will have access to your online course the Friday before the official start of the term. Regular assignments are required. (Regis does not offer self-paced courses). Participation is required by the Wednesday of the first week of class or you will be dropped from the course. (Course Participation is defined as posting an introduction on the forum.) You are responsible for having all required course materials by the course start date. You will need approximately 15-20 Hours per week on each course depending on the specific course. Refer to the Academic Calendar for important dates, such as start term dates and registration dates. If you are having problems participating, please contact Student Services at 303.458.4126 or 800.568.8932. Course Materials For ordering course materials, select: http://www.regisuniversity.bkstr.com. For customer service questions please call the Regis University Bookstore customer service line at: 800.798.4153 or 303.458.4150. Course Materials General Information The Regis University Bookstore is located on the North Denver campus at 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO. Materials for online courses can be purchased at the Regis Bookstore via the Internet or picked up at the Lowell campus. Note: Online course materials are not available at the extension campuses. Shipping time is normally 5-7 days. However, overnight shipping is available for an additional charge. It is the student's responsibility to have all required course materials by the course start date. Tips for Online Learning Tips for Online Learning Like the facilitator, the online student possesses unique qualities. The online students of today consist of a diverse community of students that include many working people who are trying to better their opportunities to continue their education. Campus courses will never go away, but the online classroom has became a vital compliment to learning community. In general, the online student should possess the following qualities: The student should be able to communicate through writing. In the online classroom, nearly all communication is written, so it is critical that students feel comfortable expressing themselves in writing. Many students have limited writing abilities, which should be addressed before or as part of the online experience. Remedial efforts on the part of the student may be required. Be self-motivated and self-disciplined. With the freedom and flexibility of the online environment comes responsibility. The online process takes a real commitment and discipline to keep up with the flow of the process. Be willing to "speak up" if problems arise. Many of the non-verbal communication mechanisms that classroom instructors use to determine whether students are having problems (confusion, frustration, boredom, absence, etc.) are not possible in the online environent. If a student is experiencing difficulty on any level (either with the technology or with the course content), he or she must communicate this immediately. Otherwise the instructor will never know what is wrong. Be willing and able to commit to 15 to 20 hours per week per course. Online courses are not easier than the traditional educational process. In fact, many students will say they require much more time and commitment. Be able to work with others in completing projects Be able to use the technology properly Be able to meet the minimum standards as set forth by the institution Be able to complete assignments on time The online learning process is normally accelerated and requires a serious commitment. Staying current with the class and completing all work on time is vital. Once a student gets behind, it is very difficult to catch up. Basically, the student needs to want to be there, and needs to want the experience. The instructor may have to contact students personally to offer assistance and remind the student of the need to keep up. Am I right for the online format? Take the following self-assessment. If you can positively identify with the following items, you should be successful in the online format. I have excellent organizational skills. I tend to get things done ahead of time rather than waiting to the last minute. I do not need immediate feedback on assignments and I will not get frustrated when I have to wait. I like learning about new technologies; they don't intimidate me. I am a very comfortable and skilled reader. I like engaging in written communication. I can find at least 15 to 20 hours a week to devote to each online course I may take. I have unrestricted access to a computer and to the internet (both must be true). I can perform the following computer tasks: Turn my computer on, off, and reboot Comfortably use a mouse Create folders on the desktop and organize files Find lost files on my hard drive Create a new word processing document Open, spell check and save a word processing document Save files to the desktop I can perform or am aware of the following Internet skills: Use a URL (Universal Resource Locator) or web address Use the refresher reload button on my browser Create and use bookmarks or favorites Search the web using a search engine Download and install programs or plugins Send and receive e-mail Attach a file to an outgoing e-mail message I currently have an email address. I have the system requirements. If I do not have adequate software and hardware, I am willing to obtain or locate it. Rules of the Road and Ethics Online courses are based on the premise that students learn best in a community. The instructor plays an important role, but this is a different role than most instructors play in the physical classroom. You'll see a shift in the way classes work. However, some things don't change: the practices of courtesy and respect that apply in the ordinary classroom also apply online, and require even more attention. Here are some guidelines: Participate. In the online environment, it's not enough to show up! We need to hear your voice to feel your presence, and we especially need your comments add to the information, the shared learning, and the sense of community in each class. Share tips, helps, and questions. For many, taking online courses is a new frontier. There are no dumb questions, and even if you think your solution is obvious, please share it! Someone in the class will appreciate it. Think before you push the send button. Did you say just what you meant? How will the person on the other end read the words? While you can't anticipate all reactions, do read over what you've written before you send it. Remember that people can't see the grin on your face when you make a sarcastic comment, or the concern on your face if you only say a couple of words, and people can't read your mind and fill in the gaps if you abbreviate your comments. Remember there's a person on the other side. Ask for feedback if you're not sure how your ideas and comments will be taken. If you disagree with what someone has said, practice all your communication skills as you express that disagreement. "Flaming," or flying off the handle and ranting at someone else is unacceptable; it's the equivalent of having a tantrum, something most of us wouldn't do in an onsite, face to face classroom. Any derogatory or inappropriate comments regarding race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, are unacceptable and subject to the same disciplinary action that they would receive if they occurred in the physical classroom. If you have concerns about something that has been said, please let your instructor know. Plagiarism, cheating and other violations of ethical student behavior are serious actions in a learning community. You should expect to be treated accordingly. Specific policies regarding such actions are spelled out in the Student Bulletin. Any inappropriate behavior in an online course will result in the student being removed from the course.