When you logon to the Learning Center for the first time, you are required to change the temporary password you have been issued before continuing. This is a security procedure. From this point on in the process no one else - not even those the Center for Lifelong Learning - will know your password. Please do not share passwords with any other student or individual.
Please remember that the Online Learning Center uses a strong password model. Your password will need to include:
You have several options available to you when you need help. First, you can check in on our http://www.westernseminary.edu/help website to see if there is answer there to your question. Second, and this applies primarily if you are looking for help with policy issues rather than technology issues, this FAQ area includes useful information that should answer many of your questions. And third, of course, you may always contact our CLL offices.
Here are the names, email addresses and phone numbers for CLL personnel:
Your Course Mentor (Email provided uponregistration)
Online Learning Centers provide a “home room” for groups, or “clusters” of students who are going through the same course in the same semester. Our desire is not to limit the incredible flexibility that has become the signature of Western Seminary’s distance education program. Rather, this is an opportunity to provide meaningful interaction with other students, to have one location for all non-media course materials, and to make your learning experience the most enjoyable and profitable one possible.
When you go to the Online Learning Center, your first step is to login. To login to your course (typical):
Username: Your Student ID Number
Password: Use the temporary password provided in the enrollment notification email
This represents a change over previous semesters. To increase personal security, you will now have to change your password before continuing. Please remember that the new password must include:
At least 8 characters
At least one upper case letter
At least one lower case letter
At least one number
At least one special character (!*? etc)
Take a look around, get familiar, locate your the course schedule for your course end date, and if you have questions, give us a call.
Progress Reports are included in our Online Learning Centers to benefit our students, not to restrict their study options. Over the years we have often heard that the most difficult aspect of study by distance education is the heightened need for self-discipline. Without it, many students fall behind in their studies and do not get the final grade they hope for because they are rushed at the end to complete assignments.
Progress Reports afford a measure of accountability that has been helpful to keep our students on track, thereby reducing both stress and the need for course extensions.
We have taken care not to make Progress Reports inappropriately punitive. Students who fall behind do get "dinged" with the lost of a fraction of a point, but unless a student is behind every week, the impact should not result in the loss of even half a grade point. If you fall behind one week, you can simply make up the work the next week and get back on track. If an illness or absence makes it a problem to catch up, contact our offices and we will work with you to find an appropriate solution. And remember, while Progress Reports add accountability, they in no way restrict your ability to study when you want, where you want, and how you want. We understand the great benefit of a flexible program and we seek always to ensure that we don't structure our courses to diminish the distinctive.
Each Progress Report uses the learning center's quiz function for your response. After reading the instructions, click on the Attempt Quiz Now button to continue.
Choose the appropriate response to the question concerning your progress.
Click on the Check button immediately below the question. This "grades" your response. The correct answer is intended to be "A", indicating that you have completed all the requirements by the due date. Any other answer will check as "partially correct."
Click on Next to continue.
If you wish to complete the Progress Report and submit your response, click on the Submit all and finish button to send your report to your mentor. If you made a mistake, you can Return to Attempt and re-enter your response.