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					    Online Course Instruction Manual
Introduction

Welcome! to the Burk Baker School of Real Estate and Appraising’s online
distance education course. To take this course, students must have an active
internet connection and at least Internet Explorer 4 or Netscape Navigator 4.
You do not have to be a computer expert in order to take this course. If you are
familiar with a few key concepts, you will do well. When you are told to “click” on
a certain portion of the screen, you simply use the mouse to move the pointer to
the position and click the right button on the mouse. “Links” are specially
prepared addresses for other web sites. A link can be opened by rapidly clicking
twice on the right button of the mouse.

This instruction manual has been designed for the use of the school’s online
students. If this manual does not explain everything you need to know to feel
comfortable taking this online course, Burk and his staff are available to help you.
You can call the office any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and speak with
an instructor. You can also e-mail questions or concerns to Burk at
burk@burkbaker.com. We will answer all e-mails within 24 hours.


Course Manual Topics

This course instruction manual is divided into the following sections:

             Getting Started
             Study Plan
             Opening the Web Browser
             Locating and Logging On to the School Web Site
             Accessing the Course
             Navigating the Course
             The Final Exam


Getting Started

Thank you for choosing our online course. This is a 4-hour course that may be
used for continuing education or post licensing credit.

Instructions for getting online and navigating the web site are included in this
orientation package. Any time you find the instructions confusing or inadequate,
please call or e-mail the school for assistance. Our instructors are available to
give you any help you might need.
If this is your first online course, you will find that the way in which the information
is presented is different from the live classroom. In the live classroom, a
specified period of time is devoted to classroom instruction and students are
expected to devote the time needed to study on their own. In this course you will
be presented with a small amount of written material at a time. Then you will be
asked to answer a few questions about the material. If you get a question wrong,
you will be prompted that the answer is incorrect with an explanation. You will
then be asked to try again. You will work your way through the lesson in this
manner with a quiz on the entire lesson at the end of each lesson. You must
complete each section before proceeding to the next. When you have completed
all the lessons, you will be given an exam on the entire course. You can review
course material as often as you like. You can also print screens if you would like
the material to review as a paper copy. Once you have successfully completed
the final exam you will be issued a certificate of completion. It’s that easy!

Read the study plan for this course carefully. If you follow the suggested
guidelines you should be well prepared to take and pass the final examination at
the end of the course.


Study Plan

Online Course
This course is topic based. That means that students must complete one
section, including quizzes and assignments, before they will be allowed to
continue to the next section. You may repeat the information and the quizzes as
many times as you feel necessary; there is no limit on the number of times the
material may be repeated. Students are expected to read the material and
answer the quiz questions as you proceed through the written material. If you
answer a question incorrectly you will be prompted and asked to try again. You
will be given an opportunity to review the written material on that subject area.

Section Quizzes
Section quizzes are multiple-choice questions that are based on the material
presented in each section. You must correctly answer all quiz questions before
proceeding to the next section.

Final Examination
You must complete all section quizzes and assignments before you will be
assigned a password for the final examination. The final examination is
comprised of multiple-choice questions. You must answer at least 70% of them
correctly in order to pass the course.
                          Opening the Web Browser

Open your web browser by either
         1. double clicking the Internet Explorer icon or the Netscape
            Navigator icon., or
         2. single clicking the icon on the task bar.



                        Locating the School Web Site

When you open your web browser, a default home page will appear. It does not
matter which home page your browser defaults to, as long as there is a space for
you to type in an ADDRESS. This space is called the address bar, and in this
space you will type http://www.burkbaker.com.
This will bring you to the Burk Baker School of Real Estate and Appraising home
page.


Adding the Address to Your FAVORITES List

For easy future access, single click on FAVORITES from the menu bar across
the top of the page. A FAVORITES menu will drop down. If you select ADD
from the top pf the FAVORITES menu, the school’s address will be added to your
list of favorite sites. Future visits will only require you to find the school’s name in
your FAVORITES list and double click on it.


                             Accessing the Course

1. When you have entered the school’s web site, click on the “Correspondence
Courses” button on the homepage.

2. After the page opens, click on the line that reads, To register for these courses
online click this link. This link will take you to a page titled The System
Administrator Shopping Network.

3. Just below the heading you will see a line that reads, [Study Aids] [On Campus
Courses] [Correspondence Courses][Online Courses]. Click on “Online Courses”.

4. You will then see a list of available courses. To order and take a Recampus
course follow the links as show below.
Click here to open
Burk Recampus
Once you enter the Recampus site
You must first Register.
Once you have Registered
.Click here to view available
courses
                                        Before you order your course. You may test your
                                        browser and computer for compatibility




           These are all four
           hour courses


5. Your Student ID for this course is typed into the box that asks for ID. Your
password for this course is typed into the box that asks for the password.


                                Navigating the Course

Minimum Browser Requirements:

IE 4.01 or greater
Netscape 4.0 or greater

Java enabled

cookies enabled
In addition, your monitor resolution should be set to at least 800 X 600



Connecting to the Internet

It is not recommended that you attempt to take Internet delivered classes using
America On-line as your dial-up connection. If so, you will likely experience
interruptions and disconnection from the REcampus server while taking a course.
AOL users, click here for steps to using RECampus.

If you have no alternative dial-up connection, please contact us before starting. If
your browser passes the compliance test at the REcampus, we can assist you in
setting up your connection so that you experience a minimum of interruptions or
disconnection.

Alternatively, you may arrange to use our PC Resource lab to take the course by
appointment, based on availability.



Registration Tips

Before entering the REcampus for purposes of registering and beginning a class,
make sure you have available
your credit card information

your real estate license number

and your principal broker (company) name

These fields are required on the registration form and without them, you will be
unable to proceed into the classroom.

If you are reactivating an expired real estate license or do not know your real
estate license number, please contact us for assistance.



Course Taking Tips
Set aside some time when you do not expect to experience interruptions or
distractions.

Take as much of the course as is convenient for you at any given time.
If you do not complete the course in one sitting, when you return to the
REcampus you will access your personal profile and find your course
bookmarked where you left off. You will also see the date indicated when you last
accessed your course.

You have one year from registration to complete the course.

Course Completion

Upon completion of the course and final assessment, you will receive a certificate
of completion by mail from the Burk Baker School of Real Estate. Please contact us
if you have any questions.


1. Continuing Education Credits: All courses have been approved by the Louisiana Real
Estate Commission (LREC) for continuing education credits for Louisiana Real Estate
licensees who hold a renewable license.
2. Broker Relationships Act: These courses were developed for nationwide presentation.
Whenever the word agent or agency appears, interpret it as broker under the Louisiana
Law.
3. Course Completion: To successfully complete a course, you must complete all
modules and pass the final exam with at least a 75% score.
4. Final Exam: All courses have a final exam that you must pass with at least 75% to get
credit for the course. If you do not pass the final exam on the first try, you may take it
again at no additional charge.
5. Reporting to LREC: Burk Baker School of Real Estate will notify the LREC within
five business days of you course completion.

In order to do this, we must receive the following from you: The affidavit from
Recampus site. Print and sign your name and add the course name to it. Then FAX it to
Burk Baker School of Real Estate 225-291-7582 att.: Lisa Baker

Notice from Recampus that you have successfully completed the course and passed the
final exam.

Upon receipt of this information Burk Baker School of Real Estate will report your
course to LREC and mail you a Certificate of Completion for your files. If you have not
received your certificate within 2 weeks of completing your course, please e-mail here.

6. Payment: Directly to REcampus with a credit card.
7. Burk Baker School of Real Estate Refund Policy: We use REcampus' policy:
Continuing Education Online course refunds will be applied only if the student has not
completed more than one lesson following the tutorial. This policy is valid for 12 months
after the original date of purchase.
8. Course Availability: You have 12 months from the enrollment date to begin and
complete the course.

9. Course Access and Tracking: Your e-mail address is the unique identifier to the online
course system. Each student must have his or her own e-mail address. If you do not have
an e-mail account you can get a free one at www.hotmail.com
10. Technical Support: If you're having trouble getting your course to run, graphics don't
appear, your computer crashes while running the course, or other system-type problems,
call REcampus Technical Support Hotline at 1-888-213-5124.
11. Content Support: If you don't understand the material in the course, or have a
question about what is covered, you can e-mail Burk Baker School of Real Estate and
you will receive a response within 24 hours on Business days.

Once you enter the course you will be given instructions on navigating the
course. We think you will find the course very simple to operate, but if you have
any problems, please don’t hesitate to call, fax, or e-mail us.

Phone:         1-800-222-3295
Fax:           1-225-291-7582
e-mail:        BurkBaker@bellsouth.net

ONLINE INSTRUCTORS

Your online instructors for this course will be Burk Baker and Lisa Baker. You can
contact the instructors by phone, fax, e-mail or regular mail. An instructor is
available during regular office hours. Inquiries received after hours will be
answered usually within 24 hours. If you need assistance with the course or have
any questions regarding the course material you may contact us at:

burk@burkbaker.com

1-800-222-3295 nationwide
225-293-6000 in Baton Rouge

Burk Baker School of Real Estate & Appraising
2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. #B9
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

                                  The Final Exam

Once you have successfully completed the final exam by making a score of 75%
or better we will issue your certificate. In most cases your certificate will be
issued within 24 hours of completing the course. If you have provided a fax
number your certificate will be faxed. Otherwise we will send it by mail to the
address provided at registration. If you would like delivery of your certificate
handled in some other manner, or if you have not received your certificate within
5 business days, please contact the school.

We hope you enjoy your course!

Thank you for choosing Burk Baker!

				
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