101 Internet Disruption Policies If you are attending via Zoom, then PHY101 is a synchronous course, with synchronous tests, clicker questions, and quizzes. In order to take such a course, reliable internet access is needed. Here are some of the ways in which it is required: 1) At each of the lectures, there are many clicker questions, which must be answered using the iClicker system during the Zoom meetings. The only possible relief provided is that only 85% of the possible iClicker points are required in order to receive full iClicker credit for the class. 2) For each of the tests, you must be in the Zoom meeting for the class, and at the same time logged into WebAssign and taking the test. You must be able to photograph your work for the FR questions and convert to PDF and submit, all while in the Zoom meeting. This is required for Test 1, Test 2, and Test 3. The only possible relief provided is the ability to drop one of the three tests. PS. For the final exam, you will also need to be able to install and run the WebAssign LockDown Browser in order to take the exam at WebAssign. 3) For the 5 synchronous labs, you must be able to be in the Zoom meeting, participate in the breakout room, and run the LoggerPro program or the PHET simulation. The only possible relief provided is the ability to drop one of the 11 labs. 4) For the recitations with Quizzes, you must be able to be in the Zoom meeting and login at WebAssign, and photograph your work for the Quiz question and convert to PDF and submit. The only possible relief provided is to drop two of the seven quizzes. Of course, occasional internet disruptions can happen to ANYONE (including your instructor), and an internet disruption at a crucial time will happen to EVERYONE sooner or later. However, for a synchronous class to work, the number of such disruptions per participant must be on the order of one or two per semester. So, an exception can be provided for your particular internet disruption; but only one per semester. If you wish to use your exception for a particular Quiz, or Lab, or Test, etc., then follow the instructions below: Using your "@asu.edu" email address, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; the relevant TA MUST be CC'd on the email. This email MUST be sent within within two school days of the relevant Quiz, Lab, or Test. In the email, describe and explain your internet disruption. Explain why you expect this type of internet disruption NOT to occur again during the semester. Describe the relief that you would like to receive for this particular internet disruption. Your TA and I will consider your request for an exception, and you should get a reply to your request within 2-5 school days of you email. Thanks much, GBA.