Due to Covid mitigation efforts, the Department of Business Regulation has extended the use of live-stream pre-licensing courses until December 31, 2020. Therefore, the following procedures are in effect:
1) Each individual student must be logged in using their own device and must have the camera feature engaged during the entire class so that the instructor can see the student’s face. This is a regulation set forth by the Rhode Island DBR so we must strictly adhere to this rule without exception.
2) Students will be given a password prior to each meeting and should log into Zoom 10 minutes prior to the class start time and have their government-issued photo ID prepared to show the instructor or other REU staff. The school is required to and shall maintain these records and make them available to the DBR if asked.
3) During the session, a Real Estate University staff member will proctor the class and monitor attendance to ensure that each student is present during the entire course. Real Estate University will also run an attendance report each class from the Zoom platform and keep it on file.
4) Students are not allowed to record and/or post the live-streaming class, however, REU staff members reserve the right to record all sessions for training and attendance purposes.
5) Students are not allowed to share log in credentials with anybody else, even if the other person is also enrolled in classes with Real Estate University.
6) Students are not allowed to join the live-streaming class late or leave it early. If so, they will not be given credit for the class. Students should be prepared and logged in at least 10 minutes early so they are ready to begin the class at the designated time.
7) Students must be stationary during the class and paying attention to the instructor. For instance, students cannot be walking, driving, etc. during the class.
8) During the class, students should be in a quiet, private section of the house, away from background noise and distractions.
9) When logging in, students must use their full name to be given credit. Do not use nicknames or abbreviations. This is important so that every student who is logged on gets credit for attending.
10) Students must have their audio turned off unless they are called on by the instructor to speak. Otherwise, it is impossible for the other students to hear the instructor speak.
11) When asking a question, students should either type in their question or raise their hand so the instructor can call on you. Please do not interrupt the instructor.
12) The course will be interactive and we encourage the students to engage with the instructor and ask questions as if it was a live classroom. Each class will feature Kahoot quizzes, case studies or pop up polls to make sure that our students remain engaged throughout the session.
13) Please be patient with us in the unfortunate event that we experience technical difficulties. We are trying our very best to provide a great live-streaming class for you but sometimes things are out of our control. Our settings allow for students to join the meetings prior to the instructor; however, the online meeting platforms have increased security measures and if you are attempting to log in and it shows the meeting has not yet begun, please be assured we are working to remedy the issue as quickly as possible.