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    Apex Video Tutorials 
    A series of videos that will give you an idea of what Apex is like if you are new to Apex.  No login/password required.
     
     
     
    Frequently Asked Questions About APEX Courses
     
     
    Additional Apex Help Resources
     
     
    Best Practices
    PDF with some great tips for Apex users AND some "how to" videos that do not require an Apex account/login...a GREAT way to get a jump on knowing how to use Apex!  Apex Best Practices For Getting Started!
     
     


     

     
     
     
    Is there a student orientation to Apex?
     
     There are a couple of good resources out there to help you get started:
     
    1)  The Apex "Getting Started" COURSE (Apex login required):
     
    Student getting started guide 
     
     
    2)  The Apex Student Getting Started Guide:   Apex Student Getting Started Guide
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Where do I find the course Syllabus in Apex? 

     Your course syllabus can be found in the left-hand column of your course view, in "Appendix A:  Student Resources."  In the example below you can see that the syllabus tells you a lot about your course:  Different weights of assignments, how long a particular assignment (on average) will take to complete, a listing of all assignments in the course, links to assignment documents, number of points of each assignment, among other things.

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    Wow...I have a LOT of overdue assignments...what should I do?

    This course is self-paced and requires that YOU keep track of your progress.  The due dates that are listed in the course are suggestions for getting things done and can help you pace yourself so that you complete the course within our final deadline requirements.  If you are missing a lot of work due before an IPR, it will result in a low IPR grade.

    As mentioned above, the due dates that are listed in the course are suggestions...think of them as a pacing guide.  As such there is no penalty for late work. However, all work must be completed before the final exam at the end of the semester. No work will be accepted after the scheduled final.

     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    I Can't Type on the Written Assignments Pages. What Do I Do?
    Yes, unfortunately completing written assignments in Apex is a bit clunky.  There are several ways to complete them:
      
       Chrome (or Safari) Browser and Adobe Reader (Method #1)
    1. Launch Chrome/Safari and navigate to the assignment sheet within your course. 
    2. Select Print. Change Destination to Save as PDF to your desktop, flash drive, or other location. 
    3. Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader. Use Fill & Sign or Comment tools to enter text and draw. 
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    4. Save completed assignment.
    5. Submit electronically using the Message Center.
     
     
       Chrome (or Safari) Browser and Word or Google Docs (Method #2)
    1. Launch Chrome/Safari and navigate to the assignment sheet within your course. 
    2. "SELECT ALL" and then copy the area selected. 
    3. Open Word or Google docs and PASTE content. Complete the assignment in Word or Google docs. 
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    4. Save completed assignment.
    5. Submit electronically using the Message Center.
     
     

       Students Print and Complete...Then Scan & Submit

      1. Sign in, launch the course, and navigate to the assignment sheet.
      2. Select Print.
      3. Complete the work in pen/pencil.
      4. Scan your work and save
      5. Submit saved file using the Message Center in Apex

     

      Google Drive
    Assignment sheets are available for select courses in a digital, editable format so students may complete them electronically; they have been converted into Microsoft Word® format (See below).
     

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    I Heard That My Assignments Might Be Available to Me on Google Drive. Is That True?
     
    Assignment sheets are available for select courses in a digital, editable format so students may complete them electronically; they have been converted into Microsoft Word® format:  https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B1biCF-SLzNsfmtLamJKYU1jTzFQdkZueEFxSWRYVXVRQm5uUFM4dGdfT2ZONXpKQ0FvYzQ
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    How Do I Submit Assignments to My Teacher in Apex?
     
     

    Basically you use the "Message Center" in Apex (located on the right-hand side of your "Dashboard)
    Messages
     

    By clicking on the little "+" sign you will see the dialogue box below.  Complete the three fields and then check the "Submit Homework" box and you will be prompted to attach your assignment. 

    Submit Homework   
     

    Learning how to message your teacher and/or submit assignments is important.  Here is a short video tutorial on how to do this:  https://support.apexlearning.com/help/messages
     
        
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Why Don't I See All of My Assignments in My Course Listed?
     
     
    Apex courses are “Mastery-based” meaning that you only see the next activity/assignment after a quiz once you have passed that quiz with at least a 70%. Access to course content is limited to:
    • All content up to and including the next unmastered computer-scored assessment, unless hidden via the Outline Manager.
    • Unit-level diagnostic and pretest activities that students and teachers use to identify content areas requiring further study.
    • Appendix A: Student Resources and Appendix B: Additional Activities,

    Because of "Mastery-based Learning" you can't see the entire course and might wonder about the path your learning will take and the amount of work that's expected in a course. Students are encouraged to explore the course syllabus to see where they are headed, the types of activities they will be completing, and how much time each activity is expected to take.

    The image below shows the truncated course outline. In this example, Quiz 1.1.4 is revealed to students after they achieve a Mastery-based Learning Level score on Quiz 1.1.3.

     

      
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    What Does it Mean When it Says My Assignment "NEEDS TO BE PROCTORED?"
     
    When a student clicks into the Unit test they will get a message saying that their Unit test must be “proctored.”  The vast majority of teachers do not require this as it can be a logistical nightmare to coordinate (we do require that the final is proctored!!!) and so they tell their students to go ahead and take it on their own.  Students should CHECK WITH THEIR INDIVIDUAL TEACHER TO SEE IF THEY REQUIRE THEIR UNIT TESTS TO BE PROCTORED. 
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
    I Am Locked Out of Taking My Quiz....What Should I Do?
    Students get three attempts to do get 70% or better on each quiz, after which you will be locked out.  If this happens email your teacher to either (1) ask the to re-set it, or; (2)  ask them to "unlock" the next section so you can on. 
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    My Unit Tests Says "Activity Access Denied--This activity is proctored. Please contact your Teacher or Mentor for assistance completing this activity."  What Should I Do?
     
     

    Contact your teacher to see if they require you to have the test proctored.  Most teachers do not require Unit Tests to be proctored and as such they will simply unlock the test for you.

     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
    My iPad Doesn't Seem to Work Right With Apex
    Some of the content in Apex requires FLASH, which is not available on Apple devices. HOWEVER, by using the "Puffin Academy" app (available on iTunes for free) FLASH content can be viewed/accessed on Apple devices. Click here for a step-by-step guide to installing and using "Puffin Academy" to access Apex courses on Apple devices.
     
     
     
    Puffin Academy App