Week 7.5 - Math 103

Starts Friday June 16

Dr. Valenzuela

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Please keep in mind our last day of class is June 19th, which is on a Monday. The last day you can turn any late assignments in is Friday June 16th. No assignments (of any kind for this course) will be graded or accepted after the last day of class June 19th (no exceptions). Please start reviewing your My Grades in Blackboard to ensure you have all your assignments turned in and graded. Thank you

***Please review the below video on your Portfolio Project***

Link: http://www.screencast.com/t/PyCPLZ2PEW

Smarthinking (free math tutoring)

To access the free Smarthinking tutoring service offered by the college, please follow these steps:

-Go to your Blackboard course page

-Click on the ePortfolio & Tools tab in Blackboard (left hand side of Blackboard)

-Locate the Smarthinking link at the bottom right of the page

-Click on the Smarthinking link

-Follow the login instructions then click on “Work with a Tutor”

Please watch the below video on drop in tutoring with Smarthinking…


Thank you,

Dr. Valenzuela

Project Portfolio

Please be sure to review and download the project directions from your Week 2 folder. Read the directions carefully. All project parts must be completed in the same power point file. Review the project directions for examples. You goal is to use your own student loans for the project, and you can use any source for your student loan data.

Homework: Re-takes are OK for My Math Lab homework and My Math Lab quizzes

You can re-take your My Math Lab Homework or Quiz assignments for a higher grade. Just re-take the assignment in My Math Lab and re-submit it. It will take 24 hours to update your Blackboard gradebook after taking the re-take in my math lab. To learn how to complete your homework with My Math Lab see the video link below...


MyMathLab Technical Support - For Math 103 Phone number: 844-292-7015

Portfolio Project & Amortization Schedule

Your Portfolio Project Directions and Excel Amortization Schedule are in the Week 2 folder in Blackboard under Portfolio Project. Please familiarize yourself with the directions and download them.

Feedback to Students

I will respond to your questions in a 24 to 36 hour timeframe. I will complete all grading by Thursday of each week 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Please review your grade center for all feedback on assignments.

Math Tutoring

Our college offers free 24/7 math tutoring through Smarthinking. Please use this as a resource and ask your Adviser to help you get signed up for it.

IT Helpdesk - Bryant & Stratton College

For assistance with Blackboard, email, and technical issues.

Web: support.bryantstratton.edu

Tel: 585.563.8401 (long distance charges may apply)

Late Policy

Ensuring timely submissions is extremely important for success in online learning. There is an understanding that unexpected events happen and there may be times when you are unable to meet established deadlines. In these situations, the following guidelines apply:

· Day 1: deduct 5 points

· Day 2: deduct 10 points

· Day 3: deduct 15 points

If you have a documented emergency and need additional time, please let me know.

Late work will not be accepted after the last day of class without my prior approval.