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Add distance learning hours

Distance learning (DL) students may have two types of hours: direct contact with staff and proxy hours.

  • Direct contact time may be earned during orientation, pre- and post-testing, supplemental instruction, speaking with the student by phone or email, etc. 
  • Proxy hours refer to the time students spend working independently to complete DL lessons. 

NOTE: To add contact, counseling, one-on-one, or distance learning hours, they must be dated within the last 3 full calendar months. For help with older time records, contact support@mnabe.org.

Entering DIRECT CONTACT time

Direct contact time may be recorded as classroom hours or as block hours not associated with a class.

Option 1 - add as classroom hours

When a student is enrolled in a class, time may be recorded as regular instructional hours. Select the class from the Classes tab, go to the Attendance screen, and record daily hours for the student as usual.

Option 2 - add as block hours

When a student is NOT enrolled in a class, enter contact time as block hours. You will need an Admin level login to enter block hours on the Students>Time tab.

Select the student from the Students tab, then go to the Time tab. From the Time Type menu, choose Contact or Counseling & Testing. DO NOT select Distance Learning, which is for proxy hours only. Select Block Time. Then enter the number of hours in the appropriate box and Save.

Entering PROXY HOURS

Students who are earning proxy hours must be enrolled in a specially designated distance learning class. For details, see Create a Distance Learning Class.

Option 1 - add as classroom hours

When a student is enrolled in a proxy hours class, time may be recorded on the day it is earned using the Classes>Attendance screen. See this help article: Taking Attendance.

Option 2 - add as block hours

Enter contact time as block hours on the Students>Time tab for each individual student. You will need an Admin level login to enter block hours on the Students>Time tab

  • Proxy hours may be recorded as a single chunk of time, usually at the end of each month.
  • A maximum of 30 hours may be entered on any one day. When a student has more than 30 hours for the month, spread the time over as many days as necessary.
  • Select the student from the Students tab, then go to the Time tab. From the Hours Type menu, choose Distance Learning. Select the name of the distance learning class. Enter the hours and click the Save button.

 

For more information about Minnesota's Distance Learning option, check out this link: http://mnabe-distancelearning.org/

 

 

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