Offering a Course

Offering a course through the Virtual College can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. We have gathered some information and resources that should help make your experience as a Virtual College Instructor a little easier. To view the online classes that we are offering please visit http://tigertracks.fhsu.edu/ and click on the middle tab "Course Schedule." Classes will continuously be added to this course schedule up until the start of the semester, so please check back if you're looking for a specific course.

Virtual College Course Approval Form - When offering a course through the Virtual College, a Virtual College Course Approval Form must be submitted. This should be done by the department through which the course will be offered.

Ordering Books from the Bookstore - Ordering the textbooks for your class is made easy at the University Bookstore. Simply go to http://www.fhsu.bkstr.com. Then follow the steps below:
1. Choose the "Faculty Services" tab.
2. Choose "Online Textbook Adoptions."
3. Fill out the page to log on. If you have not logged on before, you will be prompted to register. You must register to continue.
4. Fill out the form with the appropriate course and textbook information.
5. You will see an order confirmation, which means the bookstore has received your order and will begin processing it.

Rosters
Class rosters can be accessed and printed through CICS. Questions regarding this process and requests for access to CICS should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 785-628-4222.

Labels
If you need to mail course materials to your students you may request mailing labels from the Computing and Telecommunications Center. Adjunct faculty may contact the Virtual College for assistance with requests.

Adding or Dropping a Course
Students must make changes to their class schedule through TigerEnroll. For refund information or add and drop deadlines refer to the Academic Calendar at http://www.fhsu.edu/registrar/academic-calendar. Students should check with the office of Financial Assistance prior to dropping or withdrawing from a course to verify how it will affect their Financial Aid status.

Posting Grades
All grades for Virtual College courses must be posted on CICS. Questions regarding this process should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 785-628-4222.

Change of Grade
On-campus faculty members can change grades using the Lotus Notes "Change of Grade Request" function. To download the icon, complete the following steps:

  • From the Lotus Notes toolbar, Click on File, Database, and Open.
  • Change Server to LNapps/FHSU.
  • Scroll to file folder titled "apps." Click Open.
  • Scroll to "Change of Grade Request." Click Open.
  • Fill in the information and make the appropriate grade change then click Submit.

Contact the Computing Center at 785-628-4235 for any technical difficulties regarding the Change of Grade form.

Off-campus faculty members must request the Change of Grade paper forms from the Registrar's Office, 785-628-4222.

Proctor Form
Instructors can request that students in their class secure a test proctor during exams. If instructors require a test proctor, it should be posted on the course syllabus. The student is responsible for making these arrangements and submitting the Proctor Approval Forms to the instructor or department.

Schedule of Classes
An up-to-date list of course offerings for current and upcoming semesters can be found at tigertracks.fhsu.edu.

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