Online attendance guidelines


The "5 out of 7" rule for an online class at Nazarene Bible College

You are expected to "attend" the virtual classroom five out of the seven days of each week. You attend by:

  1. Logging on to Scribe and reading what other students have written since you were last there
  2. Then, submitting either a response post or else an assignment. Note: Just logging on and reading posts by other people does not count as being "present." To be present, you must submit something.

The nature of the online delivery system makes consistent participation absolutely necessary. Attendance requirements will be strictly observed.

So, how do we take roll? Well, attendance is measured by recording the date of each entry you make to Scribe -- whether it be a response to one of the assignments, a comment on the work of another, or a question to the group or to the professor. We do not receive a computer printout that says when you log into Scribe. We have no way of knowing if you sign on unless you make an entry into the meeting (i.e., send some message/note as part of your class participation). To judge whether you have met the criteria of "5 of 7 days" contact, we use the dates recorded by Scribe at the heading of each of your message banners.

An absence does not excuse the student from the responsibility of participating, doing assigned work, and/or testing. Nazarene Bible College policy is that students may be dropped for poor attendance after they have accumulated two weeks of absences.

For more on how late-night posts are counted, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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