It’s almost back-to-school time again, and many teachers and students are beginning to prepare for the upcoming year. Whether you registered for IOAPA courses before you left for summer break, or plan to do so before August 17th, you might be wondering about next steps for getting started with IOAPA. Here are a few things to expect or consider.
- If you have not already completed the registration process, be sure to do so by August 17th so that you can get into the course(s) you want.
- Look for course vendor access information to arrive in your email inbox sometime during the week of August 21st. Be sure to keep an eye on your “junk” or “spam” folder, too, because sometimes they accidentally get sorted there.
- Classes officially begin on August 28th. If you don’t have login information yet, don’t panic – the first week of class is something of an orientation period, and students can easily catch up if they need to.
- Keep an eye out for an email from IOAPA at the beginning of the semester with pertinent details for the upcoming year. You may need to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your whitelisted email addresses to ensure that you receive correspondence from IOAPA throughout the year.
- The last day to drop a course without a fee is September 15th. For more information about our drop policies, check out the IOAPA handbook on our website.
- Remember to obtain textbooks for your courses if needed. Recommended books for Apex courses can be found by clicking “Learn more” on the relevant course(s) from the IOAPA course catalog. Edhesive courses do not require textbooks.
- Familiarize yourself with the course vendor’s system once you get your login information. For mentors, it will be useful to know how to view student progress, access answer keys, and proctor exams. Students will need to know how to access their course materials, submit assignments, and communicate with course instructors. Both vendors offer support guides and videos on the course websites. Additional support is available from Apex at support.apexlearning.com and from Edhesive at edhesive.com/coach.
- For mentors and students in computer science courses, keep an eye on our blog for a “Using Edhesive” blog series over the coming weeks.