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Gale Courses
offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to unlimited courses at no cost.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

What courses does Gale Courses offer?
To see a list of all the courses, under Browse Catalog on the left side of the screen, click a subject area, and select a sub-subject.  As a library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to take unlimited courses at no cost.

Where can I find course descriptions, requirements, and other information?
Click a subject area under Browse Catalog on the left side of the screen, select a sub-topic, and select a course.

How do I enroll in a course?
Select a subject area, click a sub-subject, and then select a course.  Click the Enroll Now button, and then select the course start date of your choice.  Create an account as a new student or sign in as a returning student.  Once you’ve signed in, complete your enrollment by entering your library card number with no spaces or dashes on the Payment Options page.  Remember to access your course as soon as possible after the course start date.

I have enrolled in a course, why can’t I access any course materials?
Course materials are not available until the course start date.

How long are the courses?
Unless otherwise specified, all courses run for six weeks.  You will be granted access to two lessons each week for six weeks.  Each lesson will be accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons may include a hands-on assignment.  You are expected to try and complete each quiz and assignment within two weeks from when the lesson is released.  The course will conclude with a final exam.  You will have two weeks from the last lesson and final exam to complete your studies and submit the final exam.

What happens if I have a question during class?
Each of the lessons is accompanied by an interactive discussion area.  When you need help with a lesson, all you have to do is post your question or inquiry in the appropriate course discussion area.  The instructor, his or her teaching assistant, or one of your fellow students will respond.

What are Instructor-Led Courses?
Whether you’re looking for personal enrichment or professional development, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones.  You’ll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment.  Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you’ll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in a lively online Discussion Area.  New sessions start every  month, so you can sign up anytime.  Upon competing a course with a passing score, you’ll get confirmation of completion from your learning institution.

Instructor Contact
Instructor-led course classrooms are built around Discussion Areas that allow you, your fellow classmates, and your instructor to communicate freely while you and your classmates remain anonymous.  These Discussion Areas are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week so you can post a question or comment any time you’re working on your lesson material.  Your instructor will monitor these Discussion Areas to make sure everyone stays on topic; your instructor will not tolerate inappropriate language or behavior.

Instructor-led course instructors do not handle facilitation or administration of your course, so they will not be able to assist with extensions, drops, transfers, or complaints.  There are links within each Discussion Area that will allow you to contact ed2go Student Support directly about any of these matters or anything you wish to address privately with your instructor.

In order to maintain your anonymity, and for the safety of your instructor, ed2go Student Support acts as a secure go-between and will relay messages directly to the instructor on your behalf.

Course Completion
In order to complete your instructor-led course, you will need to pass the 36-question final exam on the first attempt.  Successful completion is determined by the minimum passing score which is 65%.

Once the final exam is successfully complete, you will have immediate access to your online Certificate of Completion from within your classroom.  When the classroom closes, you can return to the My Classroom page at any time in the future and access a copy of the certificate.

If you do not pass the final exam on the first attempt, you will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Completion online.

Need More Help?
For comments, suggestions, or any question that is not already answered elsewhere, email us at galecourses@kewaneelibrary.org

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