As a distance & online learning student, you need this information while your course is in progress:
Instructors and tutors
Generally, guided learning and online courses have an instructor or tutor. If your course has a tutor or instructor, important information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Your tutor's or instructor's name, contact time, and phone number are listed. If you reside outside the Vancouver area, you may be given a toll-free number for contacting your tutor.
Important: All contact times are given in Pacific Time.
Unless you're told differently, call your tutor or instructor in the first week of the course. Make a note of the day and time when your tutor or instructor is available to you each week.
Telephone numbers may vary from term to term, so be sure you have the correct one for your course. Contact your Program Assistant [PDF, 85 KB] if you have difficulty contacting your tutor or instructor.
The Student Evaluation section in your course outline and/or student guide lists course assignments. The weighting of each individual assignment in the overall course mark is also provided. Make a note of the assignment due dates and check to see if marks are deducted for assignments submitted late. Your instructor may also provide due dates.
If required to submit assignments, you must comply for the sake of the evaluation that permits you to receive credit for the course. The alternative is likely to be an "incomplete" designation on your transcript.
Assignments may be submitted to a marker, tutor or instructor who marks and returns assignments to you. Assignments may be submitted by mail or e-mail, depending on the course, and each will have a return time that depends on the schedule of the marker, tutor, or instructor, and the mode of submission.
Consult your marker, tutor, instructor, Program Assistant [PDF, 85 KB], or Program Head (as appropriate) with questions related to assignment schedules for your particular course.
Important: Assignments submitted by mail, fax or e-mail may be subject to technical or other problems during delivery over which BCIT has no control. We recommend that you keep a copy for your records when submitting your assignments to the marker, tutor or instructor for marking.
You can check your grades or view your transcript online using myBCIT:
- In the right-hand menu, select Access BCIT's Secure Online Self Service.
- Select Student Self Service.
- Select Check Grades.
- You can view assignments/quizzes, final grades, your unofficial transcript, and any administrative holds on your account.
Knowing BCIT policies
BCIT policies in effect at the time of registration apply to all BCIT students. Refer to the List of Policies.
In particular, we draw your attention to these policies:
- 7506 reproduction and use of copyright materials [PDF, 155 KB] – You own what you create. Generally this is a good rule of thumb, but remember it also applies to others. You can't use what someone else has created without permission. There are exceptions, however, that allow you limited use of others' creations for certain purposes. Review the BCIT policy if you are ever unsure as to whether or not you can copy something. Further information on copying and copyright can be found at the BCIT library.
- 5104 BCIT Academic Integrity and Appeals [PDF, 170 KB] – This policy relates to cheating and plagiarism.