A: Watch the first two videos at the bottom of this page. They will show you how to create a student account and access your course. If you purchased any books/curriculum for this course from Tree of Life, these will be shipped to you.
A: Yes, you can. Just find your course outline in your class under "Resources". You can download and/or print it. You can send all of your assignments for evaluation when you are done, but....please note that the idea of Tree of Life's evaluation service is to help you progress in your learning, understanding, and writing skills. If you send everything at the end of the year, you can't learn from comments or suggestions made by the course evaluator. If you choose to send all of your assignments at the end of the year, please allow the evaluator 2-3 weeks to grade your work.
A: Don't worry! You will receive an automatic notice before the deactivation and we can renew the course so that you have enough time to finish. Just ask us by clicking on Contact at the bottom of the screen.
A: Yes, but only if you have commented on a forum and most Tree of Life courses have the forum feature turned off. We have a few discussion-based online classes that involve a forum and a more "social" class environment.
A: No. As of Sept. 1, 2016, we are no longer using this email address for assignments. Instead, all course activity will happen through NEO. Don't worry - it's better. If you have general questions about Tree of Life courses and services, use firstname.lastname@example.org.If you have questions about NEO or student accounts, click on Contact at the bottom.
A: Sorry. Tree of Life is now using NEO to organize our evaluation service and make submitting assignments and reporting more efficient for everyone. NEO stores all your submitted assignments, records marks, gives automatic notifications, sends completion certificates and helps you to stay in touch. We realize that screen technology can bring distractions that harm educational experience. Therefore, we recommend students and parents be careful with how much time is used online, and focus the best time on reading, writing, and study away from the computer.
A: No, that isn't needed anymore since we aren't using an email system. When you submit your assignments, they go directly to your evaluator! Easy as pie. You can name your Final Essay"apple pie.doc" if you want. We will still get it.
A: Save the blank pdf onto your computer (right click and choose "Save as"). Then open in Adobe Reader (go here for free download: https://get.adobe.com/reader/ ). Enter your answers and save the file on your computer. You can return later and enter more answers if necessary. Now you can submit the assignment as a file from your computer.
A: Go to your course and click on Assignments on the left side of the screen. The marks show in this list. Click on the marked assignment to view the comments/corrections. Tree of Life thinks that the written comments for your work are often more important than the numerical mark. Take the comments and do your best to use the suggestions.
A: For most Tree of Life courses, there are no due dates for assignments. You work at your own pace. However, you should try to follow the course in sequence from the beginning, so do your assignments in order. Our Great Ideas Online classes, 5-Week Book Discussions, and Advanced English Composition have due dates.
Quick How-to Videos to get you started:
1. How to Create a Student Account
2. How to Get into your Courses
3. How to Send an Assignment
4. How to use PDF form files for certain Tests and Assignments
Parents, did you know that you can create a parent account for monitoring your child's coursework, marks, and evaluator comments? Here's how:
1. Have your child login to their account.
2. Click on "Users" on the left side of the screen.
3. Choose "Catalog".
4. Click on "Invite Parents".
5. Enter your email address. You don't need to enter first/last names. This will send you an email invitation to create a parent account. Note: you must enter a different email address from the one used for any student accounts of your children (otherwise, your student will identified as a parent).