IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL MARIAN ONLINE 2 USERS:
Welcome to Marian Online 2! The following procedures and guidelines are so important that we require all members of the Marian Online 2 community to acknowledge and agree to them. Adherence to these procedures, guidelines, and requirements is a condition of enrollment and participation in any Marian Online 2 course. Once you enter a Marian Online 2 course, you acknowledge you have read and agree to the following.
In the administration of Marian Online 2, Marian University will protect the privacy of each member to the extent possible, as it would in any of its programs. Marian University may, at its discretion, allow authorized faculty and staff to observe any file, document, or message that is transmitted or stored in Marian Online 2. Although Marian University will not casually allow observers to access such files, users should expect no more privacy in a computer-mediated format than they would in a face-to-face format. For example, in a face-to-face class, an authorized faculty member or administrator might visit a class for training and/or evaluation purposes. Thus, for non-academic communication, the only way in which members can ensure privacy is to correspond outside the Marian Online 2 system, via such media as telephone, classic mail or face to face. The University reserves the right to demonstrate Marian Online 2 courses to prospective clients or students. In so doing, Marian University will endeavor to maintain the anonymity of users in the demonstrated course and the privacy of graded assignments.
As in the face-to-face environment, Marian Online 2 requires attendance. ‘Attendance’ is defined as participation in both the individual assignments and peer-group assignments. Learners who do not participate in a given learning session or who fail to complete the learning session’s assignment will be ‘absent’ for said class period. As in the case of face-to-face courses, a learner who must miss a deadline must notify the faculty member and obtain permission in advance.
While engaged in an online course, you will be expected to sign into the Marian Online 2 system regularly, checking for e-mail updates, materials uploads, and other course events. You will likewise be expected to respond to all class-related correspondence within 24 hours after it is posted, unless a different response time is designated. In extenuating circumstances, such as travel or health-related situations, more time between sign-ins may be approved; however, students will need to notify your instructor ahead of time and request approval.
All Marian Online 2 course assignments must use only Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and/or PowerPoint file formats, except for special software provided by Marian University for your use, or software necessary for a particular course. Please see the link on the left of the Marian Online 2 screen under the Main Menu, entitled "Don't have Microsoft Office?" for deeply discounted offers. In some instances, the Office Web Apps available through Skydrive will be sufficient.
All communication pursuant to completion of Marian Online 2 course assignments or activities must occur within the Marian Online 2/Marian University email system. Faculty members and learners must use Marian Online 2 for assignment distribution and submittal, course discussions, and standard course-related communication after the course start date. Nothing in this requirement will limit freedom to communicate for any purpose other than completion of Marian Online 2 course assignments or activities.
Unless otherwise noted in written form, all rules and requirements of the Marian University Handbooks (Student, Faculty and Staff) as well as the Marian University Acceptable Use Policy apply in the Marian Online 2 environment.
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