Detailed instructions for submitting completed lessons are outlined in BbLearn and the course guide. Depending on those directions, students may submit assignments in BbLearn, email completed assignments directly to the instructor (and copy the email to the ISI office), or mail assignments. The course instructor sets the maximum number of assignments that can be submitted at one time and per week. Students may not submit partial or incomplete lessons or all of the assignments at one time. The instructor will grade assignments and exams within three weeks from the date of receipt.
Exams and Proctors
Most ISI courses require completion of a specific number of exams. All ISI exams require a proctor unless the course guide indicates an exam is to be self-administered. Independent Study in Idaho sends exams by mail directly to the proctors, who then supervise the exam process and return completed exams to ISI.
Exam grades are sent to the student by email or mail; however, the exams themselves are not returned.
Go to the Proctor Information Form to submit proctor information online or to print a form.
Proctor selection is subject to approval by ISI and the course instructor. Independent Study in Idaho reserves the right to require the student to select a new proctor at any time. Allegations of academic dishonesty may result if a student submits false proctor information or if the proctor disregards University of Idaho policy (see Academic Integrity). Proctor selection information is listed as follows:
Responsibilities of the Student
- Find an acceptable proctor (see Acceptable Proctors below).
- Submit the completed Proctor Information Form to ISI at least two weeks prior to scheduling the first exam.
- Provide the proctor with contact information and keep the proctor informed of plans to complete exams throughout the course.
- Make arrangements directly with the proctor to schedule a time to take each exam.
- Read and follow the exam guidelines as outlined in the course guide.
Responsibilities of the Proctor
- Receive all exams directly from ISI and store them in a secure location.
- Supervise the exam process in an educational setting or library.
- Return each exam and proctor letter to ISI after completion.
- Follow ISI policies throughout the exam process to ensure academic integrity.
- Educational institution faculty and staff
- Testing center staff
- Business education personnel
- U.S. military education officers
- Friends, family members or members of the same household
- Personal tutors, mentors, or academic advisers
- Coworkers, including employers/supervisors
- Anyone deemed unsuitable by ISI or the instructor