Your first week of the semester is undoubtedly the most hectic. This is where you will be able to access your courses through myClass, meet your professors for the first time and discover what the rest of your semester will look like. Not only that, you will also meet new people in your class, discover various sevices at UFV and probably be asked to join in on some virtual events. Read below to find out the main things you should focus on during your first week, aside from attending class.
Classes begin on May 03 for most students, unless you are in the Data Analysis Certificate (DAC) program, then your classes may begin on July 02 (check your LOA and semester schedule to be sure. In any case, you are expected to log into myClass. Follow these simple steps to navigate your way through myClass.
- Once you have logged in, locate My Courses and click on the first course you see. This should open the course with the "Announcements" section appearing first (depending on the professor).
- Next, find your Course Syllabus and Course Schedule. Depending on the professor, they may be under a section called "Course Information" or "Course Material". Note: The Course Schedule may be within the Course Syllabus.
- Some professors may ask you to introduce yourself in the "Discussion" section or on a padlet. Read the instrusctions your professor provides (if any).
- Feel free to look at the other sections and that's it! Your professor will be able to see that you have been active in the course.
- Repeat the process for all other courses.
What happens if I don't log in on time?
Sometimes things happen unexpectedly: you have troubles logging into myUFV, you thought your class was on Thursday but it was today, or your schedule showed the wrong time and anything in between! We get it, these things happen. Don't panic if you have missed a class, all you need to do is email your professor immediately, and let them know what happened.
If you have a synchronous class and you miss the first meeting or don't log into your asynchronous course by the deadline, the professor will assume that you no longer wish to be in their class and may drop you from the course so that a student on the waitlist may take your place. So the most important thing to do is to communicate with your professor!