Friday, March 11, 2011

APU / AMU /APUS Class Discussion Board Assignments

As a student of APU (American Public University), discussion board postings make up a large part of my class work. I have found it rather frustrating to digest all the different requirements of each class's discussion board posting guidelines and deadlines which often results in me losing points the first few weeks. To remedy this, I have created a sheet to be filled out the first day of class. I am posting it here so other APU / AMU / APUS students can benefit. This sheet will quickly help you determine the DB requirements for your classes. You can copy and save as a Word doc for future use.

DISCUSSION BOARD REQUIREMENTS DATA
IMPORTANT:
Be certain to reference the Announcements page, the Syllabus, and the instructor’s initial post for the Week 1 DB assignment. The information you need may not be included or the same in all of these places.
IMPORTANT: Additional DB assignments on any given week not listed elsewhere may be nested within other DB assignments for that week, and/or with the instructor’s posts on that week’s assignments, and/or as an instructor response to another student. Multiple DB assignments typically only occur on week 1 but keep an eye out for them throughout the course.
IMPORTANT: Directly email your instructor in the case of any discrepancy or any items below that are not explicitly spelled out in your course pages or materials.

CLASS ONE: ENTD221

DAY ORIGINAL POST DUE BY: Wednesday

DAY FOLLOW-UP POSTS DUE BY: Sunday

MIN REQ RESPONSES: 4

LENGTH: 2-3 Para

CITATION STYLE: APA

REFERENCES REQ? Yes NUM REF REQ: No req

SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT? Yes ATTACH POST(S) TO SUBMISSION? Yes

ADDT’L WEEK 1 DBs NUM & TITLES: 3 - APA style, Checkin, Introduction

CLASS TWO: POLS210

DAY ORIGINAL POST DUE BY: Friday

DAY FOLLOW-UP POSTS DUE BY: Sunday

MIN REQ RESPONSES: 2

LENGTH: No req

CITATION STYLE: Chicago

REFERENCES REQ? Yes NUM REF REQ: No req

SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT? Yes ATTACH POST(S) TO SUBMISSION? No

ADDT’L WEEK 1 DBs NUM & TITLES: 1 - Introduction

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