Online Course Information Sheet
The information below is intended to provide students a preview of the course and assist in
the decision to enroll in an online course. Specific course objectives and expectations will
be listed in the course syllabus, available when classes begin. The actual course
assignments and testing procedures will be listed in the course syllabus and could vary
from what is listed below. Students should view the following information as a guide and
not as a binding contract.
Course Number and Name: MAT 020 Intermediate Algebra
Login Site: http://www.coursecompass.com
Instructor Name, Phone, Email Address:
1801 North Cottonwood
Allen County Community College
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-5116 ext. 227
Covers basic topics in algebra, including the solution of linear and quadratic equations,
factoring, graphing, inequalities, rational and irrational numbers and functions.
Course Prerequisites: Appropriate cut score on ACT, Compass, or ASSET
Grade of “C” or better in MAT015 Elementary Algebra.
A scientific calculator is required and a graphing calculator is allowed but not necessary. If
students are using graphing calculators for this course, be advised that for the proctored
midterm and final exam all work must be done by hand and work shown for credit.
Graphing calculators will do some of the work for you if you know how to use them and this
advantage is not fair to the students who do not have graphing calculators.
Plug-in/Players you will have to download from the course site:
o MathXL Player
o InterAct Math Plug-in
o TestGen Plug-in
o Acrobat Reader
o Real Player/RealOne Player
o Macromedia Flash Player
o Macromedia Shockwave Player
The course will feature approximately seven exams, five online exams which include
multiple choice, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Exams may be submitted
Two exams, a midterm and final, are proctored at the Burlingame campus or the Iola
The exams and quizzes are timed and the amount of time given is dependent on the
number of questions on the exam.
Students are expected to complete homework assignments, chapter quizzes, and
tests. Quizzes are used for test preparation and may be submitted multiple times.
Students are not required to “chat” or complete activities at a specific time of day.
Students should be prepared to spend a minimum of 6 to 10 hours per week on
the course. (More during the summer session since it is a shorter time frame.)
Students need to login to the site at least weekly (daily during the summer) to keep
up with the course.
This class is designed with block deadlines, meaning that an entire chapter of
homework, quizzes, and exam are due on the same day. Students usually must
meet a block deadline every two weeks. (weekly during the summer)
• Students should read announcements posted by the instructor at each login to
insure they are receiving important information for the course. Failure to read an
announcement does not excuse the student from knowing the information contained
in the announcement.
• Students should check their college email at least every other day (daily in the
summer) in case the instructor is trying to get in touch with them. No personal email
accounts will be used for this course.
Comments from the Instructor:
• You must be in the coursecompass website to view announcements posted by the
• This course is NOT self-paced. There are deadlines you must abide by. All
deadlines are clearly displayed by the test or assignment in the program.
• If you experience technical problems or for some other reason are unable to meet a
deadline, you must contact the instructor immediately if you want an extension.
• The two proctored exams are not multiple choice so you must show your
work. You will not be able to use any notes on the proctored exams.
• If you do not meet deadlines and miss exams without contacting me, I will assume
you are not going to complete the course and will drop you from the course.