Welcome to the BOT Flex Lab A GUIDE TO B.O.T. FLEX COURSES BOT LAB HOURS IMPORTANT DATES MON 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. February 6 TUE 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. February 6 WED 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. Last day for refund Last day to drop without a “W” February 26 Last day to add Keyboarding class February 27 Last day to apply for P/NP THU 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. April 10 Last day to add FRI April 24 Last day to drop May 22 Last day to submit assignments 10:00 a.m. –- 3:00 p.m. May 26-27 Finals only Attendance You earn credit in this course by logging the hours listed in your syllabus and satisfactorily completing all assignments and tests. Red Canyon Log into your courses at the Red Canyon log in station to the right of the front door. Swipe your Student ID Card or enter your student ID and select the course and section that you intend to work on. This will start the clock to log your attendance in this course. You will need to log in and out each time you attend your class to receive credit for being present in class. Remember to log out if you are leaving the lab for more than 5 minutes for a break or if you are going to work on another flex lab class (you will need to log into the next class). Tracking your hours Your hours will display as you log in and out of the Red Canyon system. There is also a binder in the lab which is updated every two (2) weeks with reports for each class that is taught here in the Flex Lab. It is the responsibility of the Student to complete the required hours for each Flex class that you are registered for. You must complete at least 80% of the required hours. Should you complete your course work in less than 80% of the required hours, contact your instructor for additional assignments to complete the necessary hours. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The BOT FlexLab will be closed: February 13-14 .............. Lincoln Birthday February 16 ................... Washington Birthday March 23-28 .................. Spring Break May 25........................... Memorial Day Students are responsible for communicating with their instructors regarding absence from the lab. You risk being dropped from your course should you fail to attend class for an extended period of time. Should you need to take time away from the lab for whatever reason, please let your instructor know. Communication is key. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to drop yourself should you decide to stop attending class. Failure to do so by the Final Drop Date may result in receiving an “F” in the course. All assignments except the Final must be completed and submitted to your instructor prior to finals. The last day to turn in Assignments, tests, and the Midterm will be Friday May 22, 2015. Any work submitted after the close of the lab on May 22 will not be accepted. Only Finals may be worked on during the two days of finals (May 26-27). The Flex Lab will close as of May 28. Finals may be completed prior to the final dates listed in the college schedule. Logging in/out At the Log-in screen: Enter your username (first.last). For example: mickey.mouse and then your password (birth date: MMDDYY). To log out select the start button (windows icon), and then select Log off. Flex Lab Standards Our goal is to provide a positive learning experience. We take academic integrity seriously and we our students to demonstrate respect for the integrity of the courses and the grades they receive. Flex Lab Policies and Rules Please observe the following rules while working in the Flex Lab so that every student may concentrate and complete their assignments. Demonstrate professional, office-like behavior. Follow all posted signs, instructions, and directions. Only BOT course work may be worked on in the Flex Lab. Accommodations Flex Lab Exams You may use a study guide—one sheet of paper, front and back for use on Midterms and Finals only. Tests must be taken in the designated testing row. NO Food, Drinks (including water) or Visitors are allowed in the lab. Please take a break and go outside should you need to. Phone use is not allowed in the lab. This includes texting and listening to music. You are here to work. Please set your phone to Silent or Vibrate. Go outside should you need to take a call or answer a text message. Talking should be limited to asking questions of staff. Conversations should be taken outside. Professional language should be used at all times. Computers left unattended for more than 15 minutes may be restarted by an instructor. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask for tutoring. It is available upstairs and it is a free service. For accommodations due to a disability, students should contact the Your Student ID must be on the desk with picture visible at all DSPS office in person in Room 60-120 (near the Student Center). Be times. sure to present accommodations paperwork to your instructor within Complete your assignments and exams in the order that they the first two weeks of your class attendance. The DSPS office can also appear in your syllabus. Skipped work may receive a "0" grade. be reached via telephone at 6119-644-7112 (or 619-7119, TTY for Cheating or copying another students work and/or allowing deaf). another student to cheat or copy your work is a serious offense which could result in an "F" on the assignment or the entire course. Learn to troubleshoot computer problems through trial and error. Refer to your text, online help, then ask for assistance. There are no stupid questions. You may not talk to anyone other than the instructor. Exams must be completed in 1 sitting , during Lab hours. Be sure you have time to complete your test before you ask for the exam. Exams passwords will not be given during the final hour the lab is open. Should you need a break during your test, you must ask the instructor on duty before leaving the testing station. Headphones/ cell phones are not allowed in the testing area. We are not responsible for any personal items left at your work The penalty for not following these policies may include receiving a “0” station. for the exam or an “F” in the course. If you skip an exam you will reInternet use is strictly for course work only. Personal use is not ceive a “0” for the exam. allowed Tips for Success Grades Your success is our goal! The following tips have been designed with To check your grades in Blackboard: your success in mind: Log onto the computer and navigate to the college website. Bring required course materials to every class session, including Select the Blackboard icon in the upper right hand side of the main syllabus, textbook, flash drive, notebook, and pen or pencil. page. Label your materials, especially your flash drive, with your name. Select Log in. and enter your user name (First.Last name) and password (six digit birth date). Read and follow your syllabus and check Blackboard frequently for addition information and announcements. Complete your assignments & exams in the order listed in the syllabus. Check off assignments as you complete them and note where you left off in the text. Back-up or Save your work frequently. Save your files to your home computer just in case your flash drive fails or is lost. Attend class regularly. Make the Flex Lab a part of your weekly schedule. Do not procrastinate. The later you start your coursework, the more difficult it will be to complete the course. Select the course you would like to log into and select My Grades. You will be able to see your grades, submissions waiting to be graded, and comments made by your instructor.
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