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STUDENT CAPACITY IN ONLINE CURRICULUM COURSES Rule

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team07-28-2014
 ICORE07-10-2014

All online courses at SCC will be limited to a maximum of twenty-five (25) students.  If additional students wish to enroll in the course, the Program Head will consult with the Associate Dean or Associate Vice President (AVP) to determine if an additional section may opened.  In unusual circumstances the Associate Dean or AVP may approve an override of the cap of 25 students; however, it is preferable to open a new course section when it is reasonable to assume the additional section will fill.  Efficient management of the course section offerings as well as the ability to provide quality instruction should be carefully considered when deciding to open additional sections.

Often an instructor will simultaneously teach more than one section of the same course and may choose to combine the enrolled students from multiple sections into one course within Moodle in order to more efficiently manage grading and other instructional duties.  Though the students are combined in one course in Moodle, they are still officially enrolled in separate sections and it is imperative for auditing purposes that each section be tracked and documented separately.  For proper course documentation the instructor must submit a separate tracking sheet and separate printed official roster for each course section.  Moodle has a procedure for printing separate tracking sheets.  Within Moodle the tracking sheets are referred to as Access Reports.  In the Navigation block on the course homepage, click the “Access Report” link, which will take the instructor to the Access Reports screen where links for accessing the tracking sheets in each of the individual courses are accessible.