Students enrolled in Distance Education courses are required to follow specific guidelines and policies related to academic activities and program requirements. Students seeking to enroll in Distance Education courses must also be aware of the technical requirements of the program in order to determine appropriate resources to complete the program and to meet the system’s technical specifications. The following subsections contain important information about the requirements of the program, students’ responsibility, and regular and substantive interaction guidelines:
A computer (desktop/laptop). The computer operating system must be compatible with the desktop applications of Microsoft Office. You will need to download these applications in your computer in order to complete academic work.
We strongly recommend a Windows Operating System. The books for the computer classes COM100 and COM200 have been developed based on steps to follow in Microsoft Office in a Windows OS. Although MacOS (Apple computers) could work, the screens and steps will be slightly different from the book you will be using in these courses.
We strongly discourage using Chrome laptops. These devices in almost all cases cannot install Microsoft Office applications. These applications are essential for the work you will need to complete in several courses during your enrollment at LIBI.
Your computer device must be equipped with a webcam and microphone. This is required in order to interact virtually with your teacher and classmates.
You must have reliable access to the internet. An internet connection of 30 MBPS or higher is recommended.
Programs taught virtually must result in learning outcomes appropriate to the rigor and breadth of the college degree awarded. This is monitored by the provost and the associate dean. Students enrolled in distance education courses must engage in appropriate and substantial interactions with their instructor and classmates. Students must engage in weekly activities as outlined in their course outline and syllabus, following the Regular and Substantive Interaction Guidelines for each type of interaction/activity. In order to ensure regular and substantive interactions between the faculty member and the students enrolled in the course, the interactions must be on a predictable and scheduled basis commensurate with the length of time and the amount of content in the course. The following document contain charts and abbreviated guidelines congruent with this policy: