Learning Activities

Online students use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to view video content, receive and submit project work and assignments, take assessments, quizzes and tests, communicate with instructors and classmates, and review course progress and grades. In keeping with the modality of online learning much of the content will be delivered either with e-books or digital content. Successful online learning requires the student to be an active participant in all learning activities. Learning activities will vary by course but may include:

  • discussion thread posts
  • exams, quizzes and assessments
  • case studies
  • group interactive assignments
  • other graded assignments

All learning activities associated with a course will be clearly outlined on the syllabus page within each Canvas course. Attendance is recorded when the student submits any learning activity. Students must contribute weekly to the discussion forums. Deadlines are established differently based upon the length of each term. Concorde offers online courses and programs in four-week and 10-week terms.

Four-Week Terms

Due dates are established according to the day of the week the term starts. Weekly modules always begin at 12:00 a.m. CST and end at 11:59 p.m. CST. Courses last for four weeks or 20 weekdays. This is divided into four modules within the online course. Each module is five class days in length and does not include weekends. Initial discussion board posts are always due on the third class day of the weekly module. Assignments, assessments and discussion board responses are due on the fifth or last class day of each weekly module.

Ten-Week Terms

Courses are 10 weeks in length, and the weekly module will always start on Monday (12:00 a.m. CST) to Sunday (11:59 p.m. CST). Initial discussion board posts are due not later than every Wednesday (11:59 p.m. CST), and assignments, assessments and discussion board responses are due by Sunday (11:59 p.m. CST).

Students who are considered officially enrolled in the course but do not fulfill all of the coursework required will receive a grade based on the assignments they have completed.