Overview of Assignments

In order to successfully complete this course, you must demonstrate your understanding of the course materials by:

  • Completing the assignments in each unit, which includes readings, quizzes, journals, tests and written assignments
  • Passing the course exams
  • Participating actively in the discussion board activities

Here is an overview of all of the different types of assignments in the course. You can find detailed directions for the assignments and the grading criteria in the module where they are assigned.

Discussion Board Activities

The discussion board activities provide you with an opportunity to deeply reflect on the readings assigned to each module and apply them to a problem. They can prepare you for the quizzes and the proctored exams. Online discussion allows time to weave your thoughts and reflect on the readings and your experiences. All of the posts on the discussion board are required to be thoughtful, reflective, and concise.


There are chapter quizzes in each module. They can prepare you for the proctored exams.

Proctored Exams

There are three (3) proctored exams. You must earn 75% on the proctored exams in order to pass the course. The proctored exams provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the course knowledge. You can find the information on how to take proctored exams in the Taking Exams and Using Exam Passes section of the Syllabus.