Welcome to Brenau University!
As a new student to Brenau University or just to our online classes, we want you to have all of the information necessary to ensure your success! If you have questions about the items shown below, please contact your faculty advisor or the Online College. We’re here to support you.
Each online class has its own “sub-web” of internet pages organized by week, each containing assignments, readings, resources, and other information. You will join other students and your professor in an online dialogue in the discussion board, which works much like a bulletin board. It’s amazing how much more you will learn about each other in the 24×7 online environment, which promotes more dialogue and collaboration. Your login is your first initial and last name (for example, hhartman). Passwords are set using a formula: first initial, last 4 digits of your SSN, last initial with no spaces or punctuation (for example, h1234h1!). Also, add a number 1 and an exclamation point on the end. Go toBlackboard
Brenau’s CampusWEB website is your method of registering, seeing your schedule, contacting your advisor and other faculty members, seeing your grades, and requesting your transcripts. Your login is your 6-digit student ID (found in Blackboard under Personal Information). Passwords are set to a default: your SSN, plus your birth date (15 straight numbers). Go to CampusWEB
Brenau has chosen Microsoft’s Outlook email program as a standard for all members of the Brenau University community. You will be provided an address by which you will receive all official communications from Brenau faculty, staff, and administration. Your login is the same as it is for Blackboard, your first initial and last name (e.g., hhartman). Passwords are the same as well (h1234h1!). Go to Google web access Email
Brenau University is a Microsoft campus. Most documents professors provide will be in a format compatible with this software. Your professors will expect online students to have access to the commonly used programs Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You may obtain educational pricing for these items in some online stores.
- Advising is required for all Brenau University students. Online students will be advised prior to registering for classes the first time. After the initial advising session, students are able to register themselves for classes via CampusWEB using a secure login. Advisors are available to support you as needed throughout your academic program.
- Attendance can be monitored by the Blackboard program. The program tracks the number of logins for each class each day. Brenau University’s attendance policy for online classes requires that students attend at least 5 out of every 7 days. The Online College checks that, during the first week, you have attended 5 of the first 7 days. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement during the first week will be automatically administratively withdrawn (without penalty) from the course. Poor attendance after the first week will be reflected in a student’s grade.
- Class caps are in place to keep online class enrollment at 24 or fewer students. This cap allows for substantial interaction between professors and students. If a class listed on the CampusWEB schedule shows a cap of 40, enrollment in excess of 24 students will necessitate a second section.
- Complaints and questions regarding online policies and procedures should be addressed to the Online College director. If the issue pertains to a specific online class, please first approach the professor. If unable to resolve the matter to your satisfaction, write the academic department chair a letter or email. If still dissatisfied, write the dean of the school offering the course. Final grade appeals are handled in this same manner. The Online College will assist as needed.
- Course evaluations are available online near the end of each class session. We strongly encourage students to complete these surveys for all courses. Students’ final course grade for a class will be available via CampusWEB once an evaluation is received for that class.
- Honor Code: I promise to uphold the Brenau University honor code by refraining from every form of dishonesty and cheating in university life, and will strive to create a spirit of honesty and honor. Failure to do so is considered a breach of trust toward the faculty and student body. I accept this commitment as a personal responsibility to refrain from and to report all forms of dishonesty and cheating.
- Participation in online classes is monitored by individual professors and may include a requirement that students submit assignments or post to the discussion board a certain number of times or days. Every instructor has his or her own method for grading participation, but all should be explained in the course syllabus under participation. Simply attending is not participating.
- Plagiarism: Brenau University is committed to promoting intellectual growth while stimulating and encouraging standards of academic and intellectual integrity. Instructors support the Academic Honesty Policy stated in the catalog and enforce the Brenau University Honor Code. They reserve the right to utilize electronic means to help prevent plagiarism. Students agree that by taking courses, all assignments are subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com. Assignments submitted to Turnitin will be included as source documents in the Turnitin restricted access database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in such documents.
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