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Information for Current iStudy Students

Textbooks

It is each student's responsibility to order his or her iStudy textbooks. Online retailers such as amazon or any other reputable online bookseller usually have our textbooks available. Students should be sure to order the correct ISBN number. Textbook information is listed in each Course Syllabus.

A student MUST use the edition(s) specified in the Course Syllabus.

A delay in receiving a textbook does not warrant an automatic extension of a course. Textbooks should be purchased within 30 days of enrollment. If a student delays purchasing textbooks beyond 30 days and the books are no longer available, a refund for a course will not be issued.

Lesson Information for Blackboard Students

The student will receive an email notifying him/her of enrollment. The course will appear on Blackboard.

Submitting Lessons through Blackboard
You may submit a maximum of two lessons in one day and four lessons in a seven-day period. Lessons marked as incomplete (I) must be resubmitted. All of your lessons will be submitted through Blackboard. Specific instructions for your course will be included with your course materials. We highly recommend that you keep a copy of your lesson submissions.

Receiving Graded Lessons
Students should receive their graded lessons within one week after submission. Please be aware that at certain times of the year instructors may not be available for rapid grading of assignments and exams. This is particularly true during winter holidays, at the end of the semester, and during the summer months.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call (877) 915-7313 or e-mail istudy@olemiss.edu .

Go to the Student Blackboard Help for more information about using Blackboard.

Lesson Information for Students in Paper-Based Courses

Upon enrollment, the student will receive a course booklet containing all lesson assignments. Lessons may be submitted according to the schedule in the course packet. It is recommended that all students retain copies of all lessons before submitting them via e-mail, fax, or the U.S. Postal Service. Also, you may only submit a maximum of two lessons at a time (or four in a seven-day period). Lessons marked as incomplete (I) must be resubmitted.

All lessons, regardless of the method sent, require a completed lesson cover sheet (pdf).

Submitting Lessons for Paper-Based Courses
The following lesson submission options are available:

TelephoneBy E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu.

TelephoneBy Fax: (662) 915-8826

TelephoneBy Mail:

iStudy
The Division of Outreach
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

TelephoneIn Person: Students may also drop off lessons at the iStudy Office located in 102 Yerby Conference Center on Grove Loop.

Receiving Graded Lessons
Students should receive their graded lessons within two weeks after iStudy receives their lesson. Please be aware that at certain times of the year instructors may not be available for rapid grading of assignments and exams. This is particularly true during winter holidays, at the end of the semester and during the summer months. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (877) 915-7313 or e-mail istudy@olemiss.edu.

Final Grades

On completion of a course the instructor enters the final grade into myOleMiss. The grade recorded on the transcript indicates that the course was taken through iStudy. The A, B, C, D, and/or F-system of grading is used to report the final grade. The student may request that a letter stating course completion be sent to any designated organization.

Grades earned on examinations and lessons will be considered in determining the final course grade. The weight of lessons and exams in determining the final grade varies within each course and is described in the course syllabus. Students must pass the final examination to pass an iStudy course regardless of grades earned on lessons. Completion of a course occurs when all required lessons and examinations have been graded and reported by the instructor.

Students who need iStudy grades to graduate or to satisfy eligibility requirements for the subsequent academic term must complete all assigned work and the final examination in sufficient time for the instructor to submit the course grades to the Registrar's Office. Students should plan their schedules to complete all requirements, including the final examination, at least 2 weeks before they wish to use the credit. Graduating seniors are responsible for meeting the deadlines of their academic degree programs.

The iStudy Office will not give any grade reports by phone or e-mail.

Click here to consult the list of deadlines for University of Mississippi students.

Click here for information about requesting UM transcripts.

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