Capella University Log-In Requirements

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randy Miller, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller New Member

    Thanks to all who commented on the University of Phoenix log-on requirements. The posts gave me exactly the information that I wanted.

    For any Capella University or Kaplan University online students:

    What are your log-on requirements and what happens if you don't meet the requirements (Are you dropped from the course or your grade simply reduced.)
  2. GME

    GME New Member

    <<What are your log-on requirements and what happens if you don't meet the requirements (Are you dropped from the course or your grade simply reduced.)>>

    Can speak only for Capella's psyc program.

    Typically we have a 2 posted questions each week. The response to the first is due Wed evening, the second by Sat evening. We are also expected to give a substantive response to two classmates' postings.

    The postings are supposed to be graded both for timeliness and content.

    In my experience, most instructors give you a chance to make up a late posting.

  3. BlackBird

    BlackBird Member

    You forgot to include that a 15-25 page paper is due at the end of the term for each class on top of the postings.

    My wife is in the School of Human Services getting her Masters in Mental Health Counseling (CACREP approved) and it is even more stringent. The term has been shortened from 12 weeks to 10 and instead of 2 postings answering questions and 2 responses to other learners per question (four total) it is now 3 personal postings to questions and 2 postings X 3 (six times). This is on a per week basis. On top of this there is still a 15-25 page paper due at the end of the term. That paper has to be passed first through "Drop Box" for a check on plagarism. It appears that Capella has tightened even more the program.

  4. GME

    GME New Member

    Yepl. I was tallking me4rely about the weekly log in requirements. There is always a substantial final project.

  5. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    On a side not, I find it curious that more schools are adding a plagiarism tools for learners. Think about it, how can a learner write a paper and need a third party to tell them that they apparently copied significant sections of text from other sources. If a paper is made up of large bits of word for word material, the author of that paper is already fully aware of this. Seems the only value of submitting to a service is to see if what you are plagiarizing is going to be caught.
  6. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    This has been my experience as well - and as Blackbird said, there is that little term paper at the end of the course.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That's a really good point. It's a bit like cops handing out fingerprint dusting kits to burglars, isn't it?

  8. GME

    GME New Member

    Part of it is, I think, to ensure that all students know what plagiarism is (you'd be surprised).

    By putting them thru plagiarism training, it removes the 'I didn't know' excuse.

  9. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    I agree with GME. While I found it insulting to use such a tool for my comps exams, there are many learners or students who either have no clue what plagiarism is, or think they can get away with it (Ohio University for instance.)

    I am considering using for the B&M classes I teach and have the students submit the originality report with their papers.

  10. GeneralSnus

    GeneralSnus Member

    As a student, I'm more concerned about my work being submitted to the corporation ( who, after submission, will use my work for commercial gain (adding it to their database to check against) without compensation to me. My work and, as students, our collective works, are the core of their business. addresses these concerns briefly, but their argument boils down to "we've checked with a lot of law firms and they all agreed this is ok", with an acknowledgement that this practice hasn't been challenged.

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