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FAQs - Video Courses

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General

Are Online Video courses accredited?

Educational accreditation only applies to schools of higher learning or elementary and high schools. Since Online Video Courses are not an online school, accreditation does not apply. You may, however, join an accredited institution that uses our Online Video Courses.

What grades are offered for Video Courses?

We offer K4–Grade 12.

Can I buy individual subjects?

Individual subjects may be ordered for Grades K5–12. Content for the new term will be available May 24.

When can I begin ordering Video Courses?

The Distance Learning Online platform is being discontinued. Users who purchased materials before January 31, 2022, will retain access through December 31, 2022. All online video course purchases from February 4, 2022, onwards may be purchased at any time. With the new Homeschool Hub, video course orders will include immediate access for 20 months. Updated courses will become available each year in July.

Can I switch to the online option if I have already ordered the DVD option?

Yes, you can switch within 30 days of ordering any service. Please contact Customer Service at 800.845.5731. Technical Support is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am–5:00 pm EDT. Administrative fees may apply.

Can I substitute subjects within a grade level like I can with the DVD option?

Yes, you are allowed 2 substitutions per grade level (up or down). Substitutions can be made by clicking the "Customize my kit" link on the product page when you place your order.

What are the differences between the Online option and the DVD option?

The video content is the same for both options. The unique features of the online option include online assessments (Grades 5–12 only), online teacher support materials, grade book for online assessments, and unique community features.

How long are Online videos?

Length of video lessons will vary from grade to grade. K4 will spend an average of 1 hour in lessons. K5 will spend an average of 2 hours in video lessons. Grades 1–6 will spend 2 ½ to 3 hours in video lessons. Grades 7–12 will spend 3 to 3 ½ hours in video lessons. Individual videos can be between 10 minutes and 1 hour long.

Are all the textbooks included?

The Online Video Course with books option includes all the essential student materials. Abridged Teacher's Editions are available online in PDF format.  Printed Teacher's Editions are not included with the Distance Learning Online option but are available for purchase with a discount.

Are the handouts printed or online?

The Teacher Support Materials become available online when the parent logs in.

How long will I have to complete my Online Video Course program?

20 months from purchase.

I am switching to Online Video Course after using just the textbooks. Does it matter where I start?

Purchasing Online Video Course gives you access to the entire year of video lessons. It does not matter where you start.

Will I or my student be able to contact the instructor? If so, how do we do that?

You or your student will be able to contact an academic specialist with any questions you have about any subject. Simply click the “Help” link in the top menu bar, and include specific information for the subject and question you have. You may also include attachments. You are always welcome to send an email to dlinfo@bjupressonline.com with any questions you may have.

What happens when the term ends on December 31?

After the term ends, you will not be able to view content for subjects in that term. Access cannot be extended. Be sure to record grade information prior to the end of the term.

I don’t live in the United States. Can I still order Online Video Courses?

Yes, if you can access our streaming service in your country, you can purchase Online Video Courses. You will need to call customer service at 1-864-770-1317 to complete your order. For orders with books, shipping rates will apply to all international orders.

Online Assessment FAQs - Online Video Course

How is testing done for Online Video Course?

K4–Grade 4

Subjects for K4–Grade 4 do not have online assessments. Many of these subjects have paper tests that may be ordered from BJU Press. If the subject is ordered as "Online & Books," these tests may be included.

Grades 5–12

Most subjects in Grades 5–12 have online quizzes and unit/chapter tests. These are commonly called assessments and are stored under your child’s login in the related lesson.

Sometimes assessments may have an additional section (essay or map) that the facilitator will need to print and grade manually. The additional sections and their answer keys are available from the parent login.

Oral quizzes may be given within the lesson or as separate printed quizzes. Instructions for how to use those quizzes can be found in the subject introductory information lesson and/or in the daily-lesson instructions.

Can I print grade reports from the Online Video Course?

Yes, grades for assessments taken online are recorded in online grade books that may be printed or exported to a spreadsheet program.

How can I enter grades for assignments besides the online assessments?

We have created a spreadsheet that can be accessed in your BJU Press Online account where you can enter grades for assignments besides the online assessments. See explanation of the spreadsheet and instructions or instructions for the printed record of grades.

Ordering FAQs - Online Video Course

Is the Online Video Course option eligible for the multi-course discount?

Yes, however, only grade-level kits with video and textbooks qualify.

Is the Online Video Course option eligible for the payment plan?

Yes.

When will I be able to start viewing lessons?

For orders placed after February 1, 2021, you will be able to start viewing lessons May 24, 2021.

When will my books arrive?

Your books are normally sent via UPS. Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery once the items have left our Distribution Center.

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