Online Student Rights and Responsibilities
A student taking an online class or classes from Illinois Central College should consider these rights and responsibilities.
Students taking an online class or classes must:
- Demonstrate the technical and academic skills to be a successful online student; one who can operate the computer and internet functions necessary to complete an online class and someone who has the self-discipline and time management skills to work independently.
- Have ready access to a computer and the internet and a backup plan if hardware or internet access fails.
- Use software that complies with the minimum requirements of software necessary to access and run the course.
- Obtain required textbooks and, if needed, related course materials or supplies.
- Log in and contribute to the online class on a regular basis in a meaningful way.
- Know and comply with due date and deadline requirements of the course.
- Communicate with the instructor and fellow students in a professional, polite manner, using appropriate tone, language, grammar, and spelling.
- Know and understand student rights and responsibilities as detailed by the class syllabus, student handbook, and other policies.
- Locate and use academic support resources such as tutoring, writing consultation, and library services.
- Demonstrate commitment to academic honesty by completing assignments and other coursework with integrity.
- Monitor and ask questions about his/her course grade.
- Save backup copies of assignments and class emails.
- Comply with online participation requirements to avoid being dropped for non-participation at the beginning of or the mid-point of class. Consult the class syllabus and the instructor for class-specific requirements and procedures.