Access to Online Course Websites from Previous Terms
One of the major differences between online courses and CoursePlus is the fact that with online courses, you only have access to an online course while the course is running and for a short time afterward. With CoursePlus, you have access to CoursePlus sites for the current and previous academic years. This gives you a much longer period of time to review course materials, download files, and check in as needed.
The new year always brings changes, and one major change you'll notice with online courses here at the School is that you now have access to online courses from previous terms. If you were involved in an online course back in the summer, first, or second term of this year, you'll see that the course is still listed in the "My Courses" box when you sign into the online course system. Each offering of each online course now has its own website, and you can continue to access those individual course offering websites for the current and next academic years.
This change now brings the the online course system and CoursePlus in line in terms of access to course sites. In both the online course system and CoursePlus, you have access to a course site for a period of two academic years. However, please note that this change for online courses only affects courses that began in the current (2012-2013) academic year or later. Access to online course sites for online courses that occurred in the 2011-2012 year is not available. Next academic year, however, you will have access to online courses from both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years.