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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What courses are available?
  2. What are acceptable forms of payment for the course(s)?
  3. Can I use Financial Aid to pay for this course? 
  4. Are there any other costs associated with these courses? 
  5. Where do I register for the course? 
  6. Who do I contact if I have questions regarding registering for the course(s)?
  7. Who should I contact if I’ve forgotten my Userid or Password for Banner Self-Service?
  8. Where do I pay for the course? 
  9. Where will I log in for the course(s)?  
  10. I didn’t pay my bill for the course but the class is still in my Blackboard list of courses I’m taking.  Am I still in the course? 
  11. Will I receive full credit for successfully completing the course(s)? 
  12. In how many of these courses may I enroll? 
  13. Are there any requisties to taking a LOOC Course?
  14. Do you need a computer to take a LOOC Course?
  15. When will I have access to the courses in which I registered? 
  16. How long do I have before I can drop the course? 
  17. What type of Internet connection is required for the course? 
  18. What Operating Systems and Browers are supported for these courses? 
  19. Is there any additional software that is required?   

What courses are available?

The four courses that are being offered this Summer are:

  • BIOL 116 Biological Science + Lab (LOOC) (63); Puentes
  • HIST 122 U.S. History I (LOOC) (61); Chew
  • HIST 122 U.S. History I (LOOC) (62); Chew
  • HIST 123 U.S. History II (LOOC) (62); Rochenbach
  • MATH 112 Basic Mathematics I (LOOC) (61); Burton
  • MATH 120 College Algebra (LOOC) (63); Watts
  • POLI 150 United States Government (LOOC) (63); Jones
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (LOOC) (62); Walton
  • ENGL 201 Introduction to Literature (LOOC) (61); Byrd
  • CJUS 116 Introduction to Criminal Justice (LOOC) (62); Walton
  • INDS 302 - Orientation (LOOC) (63); Fridrich

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What are acceptable forms of payment for the course(s)

To pay online the acceptable forms of payment are eCheck, and debit or credit card. To make a payment, go to:http://vsu.afford.com

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Are there any other costs associated with these courses?

No. The $199 tuition includes all of the instructional materials associated with the course.


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Where do I register for the course? 

You may register online for the course at https://morgan.vsu.edu:4444/ssbprod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin. You will need your Userid and PIN to access the Banner Self Service area.

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Who do I contact if I have questions regarding registering for the course(s)

Contact the Registrar’s office at (804) 524-5275.


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Who should I contact if I’ve forgotten my Userid or Password for Banner Self-Service

 Contact the Technology Services Help Desk at (804) 524-5210.


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Where do I pay for the course

Payments can be made online at https://vsu.afford.com. The steps for paying for the course(s) online are:

  1. Scroll down to Make a Payment 
  2. From the “This payment applies toward,” select VSU – Student/Parent Payments
  3. Click on Make a One-Time Payment
  4. In Box 1, enter your name, student ID and the Summer 2013 term, then click on Continue
  5. In Box 2, find the “Pay Current and/or prior term bill,” where you will enter:
    •  $199 – 1 course
    •  $398 – 2 courses
    •  $597 – 3 courses
    •  $796 – 4 courses
  6. Then click on the +Add button
  7. In Box 3, enter the Payment Information, then click on Continue
  8. In Box 4, Verify Payment Information and complete the process
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Where will I log in for the course(s)

The course will be available through Blackboard at https://blackboard.vsu.edu and once the instructor has made the course available, you will see the class in your Blackboard My Courses list of classes. 

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I didn’t pay my bill for the course but the class is still in my Blackboard list of courses I’m taking.  Am I still in the course

 You may see the course for a few days in your Blackboard My Classes, even if you didn’t pay or dropped the class.  This information will eventually disappear. 

Regardless, If you are not validated for or dropped the class you will not be able to receive a grade in Banner.  

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Will I receive full credit for successfully completing the course(s)

Yes, you will be awarded full credit for successfully completing the course(s) and the courses count toward your grade point average (GPA).

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In how many of these courses may I enroll

For Sessions 61 and 62, you are expected to spend 27 hours per week participating in a three credit class through reading, discussions boards, tests and all other activities associated with the class. For session 63, you are expected to spend 15 hours in a three credit class. As such, the following combinations are the maximum course registrations are acceptable. Up to 1 course in session 61, 1 course in session 62 and 1 course in session 63. Up to 3 courses in session 63. 

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Are there any requisties to taking a LOOC Course? 

Yes. All students registering for a LOOC course are required to complete a SmarterMeasure Assessment prior to participating in a class. This assessment is only required to be completed once and will take approximately an hour to complete. The results of this assessment will help you and your instructors understand your strengths as weaknesses as it relates to taking online courses.

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Do you need a computer to take a LOOC Course

It is strongly recommended that you have your own personal computer to successfully complete a LOOC Course.

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When will I have access to the courses in which I registered

The course instructor will communicate with you when the course becomes available for access within Blackboard.

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How long do I have before I can drop the course

As is true with any Summer class at VSU, you will only have until the end of the first day of the session in which to drop the course. To drop the course, login to Banner Self Service at https://morgan.vsu.edu:4444/ssbprod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin. Once you have logged in, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the Student Services and Financial Aid menu
  2. Select the Registration menu.
  3. Select Register, Add or Drop Classes
  4. Select the term and click on the Submit button.
  5. Drop the desired class by selecting “Web Drop” from the action field and clicking on Submit Changes.
  6. Click the View Your Schedule link at the bottom of the Register, Add or Drop Classes page to see your confirmed schedule.

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What type of Internet connection is required for the course

For a satisfactory experience, it is strongly recommended using a high-speed connection such as DSL or cable modem. 

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What Operating Systems and Browers are supported for these courses

Certified: fully tested and supported. 
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly. 

Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

 

Internet Explorer® 9

Internet Explorer® 8

Firefox (Final Release Channel)

Firefox 3.6

Chrome (Stable Channel)

Windows® XP (32-bit)

Unsupported

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Windows Vista® (32-bit)

Certified

Certified

Certified

Compatible

Compatible

Windows Vista (64-bit)

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Windows 7 (32-bit)

Certified

Certified

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System

 

Safari® 5.0

Safari 4.0

Firefox (Final Release Channel)

Firefox 3.6

Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard®"

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard®"

Certified

Compatible

Certified

Compatible

 

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Is there any additional software that is required? 

Software that will be required for anyone taking an online course is:

You instructor will inform you of any additional software that may be required for their specific class.

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