If you are enrolled in one of the following classes (or are looking to add one of the following classes) you are in the right place:
#1469 (Math 160 Elementary Statistics)
#8890 (Math 160 Elementary Statistics)
Welcome! My name is Mr. Elliott and I will be your instructor for this online math class.
Some students may find the idea of taking this class to be somewhat intimidating. Maybe this will be your first online math class or your first math class in several years. Maybe math is not your easiest subject or you're concerned about the modality of instruction. Regardless of your past experience, I believe completing this class is absolutely attainable for any student who has the time, devotion and persistence to dedicate to the class for the entirety of its duration - unless, of course, your learning style is inconsistent with the class format.
If you are on the class roster, please be sure that your email address and your name are current with Cuyamaca College. I send out emails from the class rosters and you may be dropped if you miss the directions given in those emails.
Here are a few very important things about the class that each of you should know BEFORE you commit taking this class.
As noted in the syllabus, you are REQUIRED to take the FINAL EXAM in person(there are a few exceptions) at Cuyamaca College. You must verify with me that you understand the final exam will be on Friday, December 12th. You will accomplish this by completing Lab 0, which is due on Monday, August 25th.
(If you do not live in the area, you MAY be able to make alternate proctoring arrangements with me. If you enroll in one of my online classes, you can take your proctored assessments at an alternate location IF you can find a suitable proctor. I'm happy to allow you to take your proctored tests with an approved proctor should you choose to enroll in my class.
As noted in the schedule of classes (both the printed version and the online version), there is a mandatory online orientation for all students enrolled in my online classes. You must complete the entire orientation no later than 11:59 pm on the first day of instruction for your class (or within 24 hours if you add the class after the 1st day of instruction). Students not completing the entire orientation by this deadline will be dropped from the class for non-attendance.
As soon as you add the class, please begin your mandatory class orientation. Please note that part of your mandatory orientation requires you to complete some work in your required online materials (MyStatLab/Course Compass). So, you will not be able to complete the orientation without purchasing your required online materials. Thus, please do not add this class if you are not able to purchase and perform work in the online class materials before the orientation deadline. If you cannot afford the online materials at the time of enrollment then please read on as you will find information regarding temporary access later in the orientation.
Please feel free to go part-way through the
orientation even if you are not currently enrolled in the class.
Just DO NOT purchase the class materials unless you are actually
enrolled in the class. You can complete Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and
a portion of Step 4 without purchasing the required online
If the class you want fills before the first day of
instruction, get on the wait-list. I will give out Add Codes via
email based on the Wait List and how many slots are available. I
(the instructor) have NO control over enrollment/wait list issues
until AFTER the start date of the course. Therefore, I will
not be providing any response to email/phone inquiries regarding add
codes or other enrollment issues.
Your required online materials are called MyStatLab.
It contains the eBook for the class as well as all homework, quizzes
and other online assigned activities.
Registration into MyStatLab will be needed in order to complete your mandatory orientation. You will not be able to enroll/register in MyStatLab until Thursday, August 14th. Failure to purchase and register in this required material will result in you being dropped from the class.
Please note that NON-DIAL UP internet access will be needed to access MyStatLab from your home (if you wish to work from your home computer). All the computers in the STEM (STEM) center at Cuyamaca College are already configured properly. It is NOT required that you have your own computer at home for this class; you may use the computers in the STEM for your entire class. The STEM is open in Fall and Spring for the full 16-week semester and for the first few days during Finals week. Hours are TBA for the summer session. Note: the hours for this session have not been released. Please contact the college to find the hours that the H-building will be open during the upcoming semester.
If you have technical difficulties with your computer/browser and you are not able to resolve them immediately, you need to plan to to use the campus computers (or some other computer) to continue taking this class. While you have access to Technical Support from your online class materials (there's a link on the top-right page of MSL), technical difficulties are NOT a valid excuse for getting behind in the class. More information about MyStatLab, as well as much more information about the class (including the assessment schedule), can be found in Step 2 of this mandatory orientation.
I want to acknowledge Janeen Apalatea(MiraCosta College) for the creation of this online orientation