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Course Management System Policies

Below Instructors will find a list of the policies which apply to usage of the Course Management System (CMS). The policies include:

Access Policies

All requests for access to the Course Management System must be sent to the eLearning Department via a Service Request to the LCC Help Desk.

  1. All individuals must have a valid Technology User Identification (TUID) to receive access to the Course Management System.
  2. All access for students in the Course Management System will be for non-editing purposes only and students must be enrolled in a specific course (CRN) in the Student Information System (Banner) to have access to that course.
  3. Students will have access to their course(s) in the Course Management System beginning at 8:00 am on the first day their course(s) are scheduled to start in the Student Information System (Banner); access to course(s) will end two weeks after the end date listed in Banner unless an Incomplete is submitted and approved by the Instructor of Record in Banner.
  4. Faculty and authorized staff will have access to their course sites for the upcoming semester within the Course Management System (CMS) no later than two weeks prior to the start of the new semester and for at least one semester after the end date of the course in the Student Information System (Banner). Exceptions to this policy may be necessary due to system requirements.
  5. The Instructor of Record in the Student Information System (Banner) may request an extension for a student to finish an Incomplete in the course (CRN) that the student is registered in.
  6. Instructors who need Student Supplemental Instructors (SI's) added to their course need to have the Director of Tutoring Services or their designee submit the request.
  7. Instructors who need Sign Language Interpreters or Typewell Transcribers (must be an LCC employee) added to their course need to have the Instructor of Record in the Student Information System (Banner) submit the request.
  8. Divisional Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Program Coordinators and Instructors can request access for non-editing purposes only to their Department Master Courses. Course Coordinators, Academic Team Leaders and Lead Instructors may be granted editing access to their Department Master Courses or Semester Courses upon request from their Divisional Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair or Program Director.
  9. Instructors may request to copy a semester or master course (other than their own) into their course on a semester-by-semester basis with written approval by the Instructor of Record in the Student Information System (Banner). No approval is necessary for copying Department or Program Master Courses.
  10. LCC employees may request a Master Course or be added to a course with editing rights only if they have completed the assigned Desire2Learn Instructor training within the Course Management System. If a semester course is not their own, an instructor may be added, with permission, with student rights until training has been completed.
  11. Instructors who request access to other courses or individual master courses (other than their own) may be granted access on a semester-by-semester basis with written approval by the Instructor of Record in the Student Information System (Banner) and will be for non-editing purposes only unless specified by the Instructor of the course.
  12. Divisional Instruction Leaders will be given access to courses within their division and/or department for mentoring purposes only upon request from the Divisional Dean.
  13. Divisional Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors and Department Coordinators can request access to courses within their division and/or department during the evaluation semester(s) of the Instructor or for the investigation of student complaints or appeals.

 

Quota Policy

A 500 MegaByte (MB) quota is imposed on all Course Management System course sites  in order to maintain the highest level of functionality. As a result of this policy:

  • Once a course exceeds the limit, the Instructor will be notified and/or assisted by a member of the eLearning staff to develop and execute a plan that fits the needs of the course in order to get the course within the set quota.

 

System-Wide Groups Policies

Group Sites in the Course Management System are to be used for communicating with and distributing content and information to students and faculty related to academic courses. All requests for the creation of Group Sites will be approved by the Director of the eLearning Department.

LCC employees may be added to a Group Course as Group Editors only if they have completed the assigned Desire2Learn Instructor training within the Course Management System.

 

System-Wide Announcements Policy

System-wide Announcements in the Course Management System are intended to communicate critical academic or system-related information to students and faculty.  All requests to post system-wide Announcements will be approved by the Director of the eLearning Department. 

eLearning at Lansing Communtity College

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Phone: (517) 483-1839
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