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Confirming Participation - Instructions

Course Participation Information for Instructors

Thank you for your assistance in confirming course participation for your students.

To meet federal guidelines defining course participation, students must do one of the following:

  • Physically attend class
  • Submit an academic assignment
  • Take an exam, interactive tutorial, or computer-aided instruction
  • Attend a study group assigned by you
  • Participate in an online discussion about academic matters
  • Initiate contact with you to ask a question about the course material

The Course Participation Confirmation process is based on course size and type, and details on how to complete the process can be found below.  You can find information that is made available to students here. This page includes a FAQ.   

For classes with fewer than 75 students enrolled

  1. Login to Academica. (Already logged in to Academica? Click here and skip to #4.)
     
  2. Under the Resources heading, click on Faculty Instructional Resources.
     
  3. Click Confirm Student Participation.
     
  4. On the landing page, select the class you wish to confirm in the drop-down menu. Your roster of non-confirmed students will appear. Your class will only be available between the start and end date found on the Class Schedule website.
     
  5. If you are confirming participation for a class meeting on a day prior to the date displayed, change the date in the Confirmation Date field. It is extremely important to record the date you initially confirmed your students' participation.
     
  6. After you have updated the Confirmation Date field, click on the check box for each student you want to confirm. As you check each student, their name will disappear from the list. If you make a mistake, see step #8 below. If a student has not participated, leave the check box blank. You can return at a later time to update the status.
     
  7. If you know everyone is participating, you have the option of the selecting the Check All box. The roster will grey out. You can uncheck individual students if needed. Once complete, click the Submit button on the right of the screen. Click the "Refresh" button to see an updated list of any students not yet confirmed.
     
  8. If you find you made a mistake, you may correct it by clicking "Switch View to See Confirmed Students" above the class roster. Click the checkbox for the student(s) that need to be corrected, under the Retract Confirmation column. The student will disappear from this list, and return to the unconfirmed students list.
    • If you wish to retract confirmation for all students on this list, click Check All, then click the Submit button on the right of the screen. 
       
  9. To return to the list of unconfirmed students, select the button labeled Switch View to See Unconfirmed Students.
     
  10. To select another course, choose from the drop down menu above the student roster.

 

For Classes with 75 students or more, or Web/Hybrid Sections

  1. Login to Academica. (Already logged in to Academica? Click here and skip to #4.)
     
  2. Under the Resources heading, click on Faculty Instructional Resources.
     
  3. Click Confirm Student Participation.
     
  4. On the landing page, select the class you wish to confirm in the drop-down menu. Your roster of non-confirmed students will appear. Your class will only be available between the start and end date found on the Class Schedule website.
     
  5. Click the Generate PIN link on the right. The PIN may appear in a dialog box, and will also display in large characters above Generate PIN button. If you want to generate a new PIN, click Generate PIN button again. This will invalidate your prior PIN and prevent students from using it to confirm their participation. You will receive a message asking if you are sure. Select OK.  
     
  6. During class, or in Blackboard, you can provide the PIN and instruct students to enter it on their Course Participation Status page in Academica, under the Student Resources menu. Students will only be able to enter the current and valid PIN. If they attempt to enter an invalid or previous PIN, the system will indicate an error.  
     
  7. Once students have entered their PINs, you can refresh your class list in the Course Participation Confirmation roster. You will see the students that correctly entered their PIN. Click the Check All with PIN button to select only the students who have entered the PIN correctly. Click Submit at right. All students in the list will disappear, and a red refresh button will appear. Press the refresh to display the unconfirmed students without PINs entered.
     
  8. If you find you made a mistake, you may correct it by clicking "Switch View to See Confirmed Students" above the class roster. Click the checkbox for the student(s) that need to be corrected, under the Retract Confirmation column. The student will disappear from this list, and return to the unconfirmed students list.
    • If you wish to retract confirmation for all students on this list, click Check All, then click the Submit button on the right of the screen. 
       
  9. To return to the list of unconfirmed students, select the button labeled Switch View to See Unconfirmed Students.
     
  10. To select another course, choose from the drop down menu above the student roster.

Instructions you can provide students for PIN submission

Go to Academica and click on Student Resources. Click on Course Participation Status, find the class for which you received a PIN, and type it in. Your instructor will receive notice in the system, and will confirm your participation.

 

Once students are confirmed, there is nothing remaining for instructors to complete. Contact registrar@wayne.edu with questions.

Communication Timeline

Participation Confirmation Communication Timeline