Approved Assignments for Academic Engagement

Which Assignments Can I Use to Satisfy the Academic Engagement Requirement?

You can use any one of the assignments listed on this page to satisfy UCF’s Financial Aid Requirement. If you need assistance setting up the assignment or wish to learn more, please contact Webcourses@UCF Support.


Auto-graded Webcourses@UCF (Canvas) quiz (e.g., course pretest, syllabus quiz)

Important

Practice quizzes or ungraded surveys will not satisfy a student’s financial aid requirement. Quizzes must appear in the gradebook in order for financial aid to be disbursed.

If a student does not take the quiz, a manually entered grade of zero will not satisfy the financial aid requirement. An instructor can choose to re-open a closed quiz for a student using the Moderate this Quiz function.

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Course Assignment

Important

An assignment requiring an electronic submission does not have to be graded in the first week of the semester as long as students submit it by the due date listed above (e.g., a short essay, an introductory memo, a paper).

An assignment that requires no electronic online submission and requires the instructor to manually enter grades must have one or more points assigned to it within Webcourses@UCF. The assignment must be graded by the due date listed above. A manually entered grade of zero will not satisfy a student’s financial aid requirement.

If an instructor has a special circumstance and must require a non-graded assignment, he/she should contact either the Center for Distributed Learning or the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to discuss the most appropriate strategy to use.

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Graded Discussion Post

Important

Ungraded discussions will not satisfy a student’s financial aid requirement.

If a student does not post a reply to the graded discussion, a manually entered grade of zero will not satisfy the financial aid requirement. The student must either post to the discussion or the instructor must give the student a grade of one point or higher.

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Scores imported from a third-party system (e.g., clicker or audience response system, Materia, Obojobo, Cengage, McGraw Hill, or other publisher systems)

Assignment Weight

Note: Assignments must be worth one or more points and can not be placed in an assignment group weighted at zero percent.

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Information Literacy Module

Important

The University of Central Florida Information Literacy Modules are funded by the Information Fluency (IF) Initiative and developed by the UCF Libraries and the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). The modules are instructional resources that faculty can integrate into their courses to help students learn information literacy skills.

Assignment Weight

Note: Assignments must be worth one or more points and can not be placed in an assignment group weighted at zero percent.

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Experiential Learning Module

Important

These modules are supplemental resources developed by the Office of Experiential Learning for use by faculty to help students learn the theory and practice behind certain professional skills necessary for success in class and in the workforce.

Note: Assignments must be worth one or more points and cannot be placed in an assignment group weighted at zero percent.

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Scores on any Assignment Uploaded or Entered Manually to the Webcourses@UCF Gradebook

Assigning a Grade of Zero

Note: Manually entered scores of zero will not satisfy a student’s academic engagement requirement.

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Scantron assessment graded by the CS&T Test Scoring service

Assignment Weight

Note: Assignments must be worth one or more points and can not be placed in an assignment group weighted at zero percent.

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Attendance Taken with the Attendance/Roll Call Tool

Important

A Webcourses@UCF assignment is automatically created the first time an instructor uses the Attendance/Roll Call tool. This assignment must have a point value of one or more and cannot be placed in an assignment group weighted at zero percent. By default, the assignment is worth one hundred points.

Capturing All Students’ Attendance

Note: Attendance will need to be taken every class session, until each student has been present for at least one class session. After which, future attendance is optional for satisfying the Financial Aid Requirement. You will also need to take attendance after the Add/Drop deadline, as it may be possible new students have enrolled into your class.

Appropriate Course Modalities

The Attendance tool cannot be used for verification of academic engagement in fully online, “W” classes.

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