About e-Pack® courses
The College’s e-Pack® courses are delivered online for students who are interested in a completely independent mode of study. e-Pack® courses offer ungraded, chapter quizzes throughout the course, with a final examination that ends the course work. Upon receiving a passing score on the final examination, credit is awarded, but no letter grade is assigned.
Overview & Student Profile
e-Pack® (EP) courses are designed for independent distance learners who want the structure of a semester-based course, but do not require mentor guidance and do not wish to complete written assignments. Each course is designed around a textbook and a series of short online multiple-choice quizzes. After studying a section of the textbook, the student takes an online quiz and receives an immediate score as well as information telling which questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. The quiz scores do NOT count toward the course grade; they are only used to help the student prepare for the final exam. Students may take each quiz as many times as they want until they are confident they have learned the material. A particularly flexible feature of e-Pack® courses is that students can study and take the quizzes at their own pace, within the semester framework. The course results are based on a comprehensive final exam that must be taken by the end of the semester. In order to earn credit, the student must receive a passing score on the proctored final exam, which tests the subject material covered in all of the quizzes. Another advantage of e-Pack® courses is that the final exam may be scheduled before the end of the semester, allowing students to work more rapidly and earn credits more quickly.
Registration for e-Pack® Courses
To register for an e-Pack® course, complete a Course Registration Form or register via Online Student Services. Use the EP suffix to indicate that you are registering for the e-Pack® version of the course. e-Pack® courses are designed to be completed in a 12-week semester. Within one week of registering, you will be sent a confirmation letter and course information. Once you are registered for an e-Pack® course, an online account will be set up for you with which you can connect to myEdison®, the College’s online course management system. This site may be accessed at http://myedison.tesc.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp.
The College will email you a log on ID and password with your registration confirmation. This will allow you to access and familiarize yourself with your myEdison® course space. However, you will not be able to log into your online quizzes until the first day of the semester. When you register for courses, be sure you provide the College with an accurate, preferred email address so that you may receive this important information in time to begin your course work. It is recommended that you verify your student records online at Online Student Services before your course begins.
At your first log in, you will obtain your log on ID and password by selecting “I’m new to Online Student Services” and following the prompts. A temporary password will be generated and emailed to you. After initial log in, you will be required to change your password. For most students, your log on ID will be your first name, followed by a period, then your last name (example: frank.smith). Students who have the same first and last names will be assigned a number to provide them with unique log on IDs (example: frank.smith2). To see what e-Pack® courses are offered online, visit www.tesc.edu/courses.