• RJUHSD Finance Course Information

     


    The course is now housed in our new LMS Canvas. Click on the link provided and join the course as instructed.

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    1. Contact your site counselor or administrator. Click here for contact numbers.
    2. Complete the online help request form.
     

     

    C&ILogoRJUHSD Personal Finance Course Website FAQs

     

    What does the revised layout look like?

        1. The course includes four modules that should take approximately 90 minutes. Each module includes a vocabulary activity, lessons, an engage activity and a short assessment

    How will the course be delivered?

        1. The course content is housed in Canvas and students can complete the course asynchronously.
        2. Some sites will include the PFC in their 9-week Economics course; therefore students from those sites will be enrolled in the course in either the Fall or Spring term

    How will students take the final exam?

        1. The final exam will be available for enrolled students beginning on September 5, 2022. *Please note that the final examination cannot be accessed until all other modules have been successfully completed. 

    What about early grads?

        1. Early grads will have the option to take the PFC course for the Fall 2022 semester and be able to complete all components of the course prior to the December 2022 deadline. 

    When will the course be available? 

        1. All modules will be available based on the release dates below:
          1. July 25 - Module 1 (Budgeting)
          2. August 1 - Module 2 (Credit & Loans)
          3. August 15 - Module 3 (Taxes)
          4. September 6 - Module 4 (Investing)
          5. October 3 - Final exam is ready for student completion

    How do I enroll in the course? 

        1. The course is now housed in our new LMS Canvas. Click on the link provided and join the course as instructed.
        2. New to Canvas? Review the basics of Canvas and how it supports learning by clicking on the student overview video or the student Canvas Overview Course linked here.  

    What are the minimum technical requirements?  

        1. Minimum technical requirements are a computer that is reasonably current (2009 or newer) with Windows 7, and access to YouTube, which is where most of the videos are embedded. Here is a free tool to check if your computer/browser is up to date/compatible with Canvas:  Free browser check

    Which web browser is best? 

        1. Canvas supports four primary browsers- Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.  If accessing away from school, please make sure your home computer has the most updated version.  

    Can I get into the class and lessons anywhere?  

    • Yes, all the course content should be available anywhere, anytime, as long as the viewer has an internet connection.

    Can I use the Canvas Student App to view the course?  

    • Yes. The Canvas Student app is free.  Download the app from Apple or Android store, and when prompted type in RJUHSD Students. Follow the prompts to login with Google on your mobile device to view the course on your phone. You can also view the video here.

    Can I take the exams anywhere at any time?  

    • Yes.  Quizzes are presented at the end of each module.

    What does the adaptive release feature mean? Why can I only access Module 1 when I first login?  

    • Students are not allowed to “move on” to other parts of the course until they complete all required activities and pass the module quiz with a 70% or higher.  Therefore, you will not see the entire course.  Students have unlimited attempts.

    Who should I call if I have tried everything and can't find an answer to my question?  

    • First, go to the Help button on the left side of the Canvas course.  There is help there for both technical issues and issues with the course content. The RJUHSD District Office's phone is listed there.  Please try to resolve issues first through the Help button before calling.  

    Would it be best to email or text someone?   

    • The online form will provide the best online method for people to get help with this course. However, you can also get assistance with the additional steps listed below:

    Will I always be able to pick up anywhere I stop in a lesson or exam? 

    •  For the most part, yes.  If you are in the middle of a video lesson and you have to leave your computer and turn it off, it won't come back to the same spot.  If you put your computer into "sleep" mode, it should return you to the same spot.

    Do I need to finish any part of the course or test before signing off?  

    • Not really, but if you have finished a lesson, it's probably best to take the quiz at the bottom of each lesson while the information is still fresh to you.

    What if I can't get back on where I left off or if I get cut off?  

    • The course will open up new lessons once you pass the quiz for the first lesson with 70% or better.  *Please note: You must complete each module quiz successfully in order to move on to the next module.

    How can I "unfreeze" the program?  If it locks up right in the middle of something should I exit and shut down completely?  Are there other things I should think about or try before losing all my work?  

    • Try first to close Canvas and then log back in to see if it happens again.  You can always try Control/Alt/Delete and then just shut down the program that's freezing and re-launch it. **Remember: There's no work to be turned in, so students shouldn't worry too much if it freezes; students are always able to retake quizzes.

    Can I just go to the exams or quiz if I feel like I already know the material in any unit? 

    •  Maybe, it depends on where you are in the module. Although every lesson activity is not required prior to taking the module quiz, some are and you will not be able to access the end-of-module quiz until those activities have been completed. 

    After taking the course the first time, do I see my score and can I just repeat certain parts of the online class without starting over completely? 

    • The only scores that matter are the ones at the end of each module.  To officially "pass" the class, you must get 70% on the final exam, which is only visible for students who have passed other module quizzes at 70% or above.