• Students are required to track all time spent working on their online courses.  The weekly time requirement during the fall and spring semesters is 400 minutes. During the summer, 800 weekly minutes is required for full-credit courses (400 minutes for half-credit courses during the summer).  An approximate breakdown of student time is shown below.

    Fall & Spring (Full & Half-Credit Courses)
    Semester or term..........................113 hours
    Week (17 weeks)...........................7 hours
    7-day even work week................1 hr-1hr 15 min
    5-day even work week................1 hr 20-1 hr 30 min

    Summer (Full-Credit Courses Only)
    Semester...........................................113 hours
    Week (7 weeks)..............................14 hours
    7-day even work week................2 hr-2hr 15 min
    5-day even work week................2 hr 20-2 hr 30 min

    Students report their time in our online Student Tracking System.  Besides the time students report working inside their online course, students can also track time for the following activities:  

    • Reading offline (e.g., textbook or novel)
    • Working on homework offline
    • Typing an essay or homework assignment
    • Conducting research on course related materials


    These are just a few examples.  If you are performing any course related task or activity, you can report that time in the student tracking system.  Please reach out to your instructor with any questions. 


    Finally, the video below will demonstrate the process of logging into and tracking your time in the student tracking system.  In addition, the video includes important directions on accessing your courses and printing the parent verification report.  You can download the video or view our How To's page for print tutorials on how to track time and print the parent verification report.