Emily Moore

How do you handle course retakes?

Discussion created by Emily Moore on Jun 10, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2016 by Garth Egbert



My institution offers several asychronous courses and we recently changed our retake policy to require students who failed their first attempt at a course to retake the entire course. The issue we are having is how do we offer a whole course retake, and still preserve the students previous grades, without having to create a whole other course instance.


A whole new course instance would be the simplest solution up front, but the headache comes when we need to make a course update, since we will need to remember to do it in two places.


How do you account for students who need to repeat a course due to a failed grade? Are the courses your students repeating synchronous or asynchronous?


Thank you!!