121 LEARNING CATALYTICS POLICIES

                        GRADING

  You will use Learning Catalytics to answer Multiple
Choice questions during the class period.  Some questions
may just be for practice, or may be used to measure the
initial class knowledge of a topic; those questions will
have time limits of 30-45 seconds.  Most answers will be
graded; those questions will have time limits of 60
seconds.  You may always discuss the question with your
teammates, but the answer that you enter should always be
your own.  Correct answers will receive 3 points and
incorrect answers will receive 2 points; so there is a
very small penalty for an incorrect answer.  You will
need a small hand calculator to answer some LC questions;
please have one available for each class meeting.

                       START DATE

  For the first two class meetings, all LC questions will
be considered practice questions, as you learn to use the
Learning Catalytics system.  Beginning FRI Aug 27, at least
some LC questions will be graded.  Even if LC works on your
smartphone or laptop during class, your grades will not be
passed to my online gradebook unless you have properly
registered at your Learning Catalytics account.  The
instructions for correctly registering your LC account
are available at our Learning Catalytics Registration page.

                       WEIGHTING

  There are expected to be about 140 graded LC questions
over the course of the semester, so about 420 LC points
will be possible.  However, about 360 LC points (or about
85% of all possible LC points should there be more or less
than 140 questions) are all that are required to receive
an overall LC grade of 100%.  Your LC percentage will
count 8% of your overall grade for our class

                 TECHNOLOGY MALFUNCTION

  Since you only have to get 85% of all possible LC points
in order to receive a Learning Catalytics grade of 100%,
there are no make ups for missed Learning Catalytics
questions for any reason.  

                       CHEATING

  You must use only your LC account and no other.  You
must be present for a class session, either in person
or else in the Zoom meeting, in order to get credit for
the LC question-answer process for that session.