Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Assessment procedures will follow the policies of the UC College of Education Assessment Guidelines for Students.
Students must refer to the relevant sections of the course Learn site for full instructions regarding requirements for each assignment. There are three elements of assessment for this course and each element is weighted as stated above. Students must receive a passing mark (50% or over) for all three assessment elements to be eligible to pass the course. The scores for all assessment elements will be aggregated for the final grade. Final grades will be determined at an examiners’ meeting at the end of the course and reported using the UC Common Grading Scale.
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89.99
A- 7 80 – 84.99
B+ 6 75 – 79.99
B 5 70 – 74.99
B- 4 65 – 69.99
C+ 3 60 – 64.99
C 2 55 – 59.99
C- 1 50 – 54.99
D 0 40 – 49.99
E -1 0 – 39.99
As this course is based on a collaborative learning and teaching model, prepared participation by the student will be essential to meet the requirements of the course. Students will normally be expected to participate in online seminars in real time. Students who are unable to participate online in the real time classes will be asked to view recordings of the online seminars and complete engagement tasks.
The course will be informally evaluated on an ongoing basis, and formal course evaluations take place each year.
The course assessments will be subject to the usual moderation processes as per section 6 of the University of Canterbury Assessment Policy.
No work will be marked if it is handed in after the due date without an extension having been granted.
The course will run November-February with a break for Christmas. Guest lecturers will be invited to lead some sessions in open online lectures and webinars which will be made available to a wide participation in a mini-MOOC-like offering.
Students need to have access to a networked computer or tablet to participate in the online seminars. They will need a headset or equivalent audio equipment (microphone and earbuds) and a webcam.
Students are encouraged to plan their work so deadlines are met. Extensions are not granted automatically. Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement, tangi, or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension up to two weeks from the due date of the assignment. An extension request should be made at least two full days before the due date of the piece of assessment in writing either by email or letter. Applications must be supported by relevant evidence (e.g. medical certificate, letter from counsellor). Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces of work being due around the same time. Students will be notified of the outcome of their extension application via email.
Resubmissions are not normally permitted.
students should refer to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site by 5.00 pm on or before the due date. The assessment system will normally automatically put assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.
It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures). If you require assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.