If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us at ChemEd@IllinoisState.edu.
Q: These courses are listed at the 400 level. Are they really graduate courses?
A: Illinois State University uses a different course numbering system than most universities. 400-Level courses are considered MS level courses for graduate credit. All courses offered through this program have been approved for graduate credit and should transfer as graduate courses. We are happy to supply a letter explaining this. Just ask!
Q: What is the expected time commitment for the E-Learning Courses?
A: A good rule of thumb for coursework is to assume that for every hour of credit, you will spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class. For a three-credit hour course then, you should plan to spend roughly 6-9 hours a week. Summer courses tend to be a bit more intense given that the length of the course is shortened from 16 weeks to 8 weeks.
Q: Is there a plan in place for chemistry teachers to ultimately get a Master's Degree through Illinois State University using the Flinn Scientific eLearning system?
A: The courses do count towards the MCE and MSCE graduate degree in the Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University. Learn more about our graduate degrees.
Q: Are additional courses planned for the future, and if so, which courses?
A: We anticipate adding additional courses and hope to offer up to 8 to 10 total courses which will cover various additional topics. Numerous additional topics are still under consideration at this time.
Q: To what level (regular, gifted, AP) are the courses geared?
A: The demonstrations and activities shown and the articles and assignments span from beginning to advanced chemistry courses. There are many parts that are applicable to the complete range and there are a few parts targeted to a specific audience.
Q: How/when do I pay for the course?
A: You will not be asked to pay immediately upon registering for a course. Rather, you will be billed directly by ISU. These bills are typically generated once a month and then mailed to your residence. You can also view your bill within the finances tab of My.IllinoisState.edu portal. You can also visit Student Accounts for more information on the billing schedule.
Q: What videos do I need to purchase from the Flinn site for the courses?
A: Flinn has packaged all the videos you need for the course into one video package and provided these videos free of charge! You can acess the videos with a course specific link that is available within ReggieNet.
Q: What will it cost to take a Flinn eLearning course from ISU?
A: Tuition and fees are charged on a per-credit hour basis, which for the 2018-19 academic year is about $1458 for a 3-credit hour course. Terms and conditions for payment, withdrawal, and refunds can be found on the Illinois State University Student Accounts web site.
Q: When I try to activate my ULID, I receive the error "Record Not Found". What should I do?
A: In almost all cases, this is caused by not giving ISU's servers enough time to update its records. First, try waiting 24 hours and see if that resolves the error. If not, contact our help desk at 309-438-HELP (4357).
Q: How do I access my ISU email account?
A: You can access your ISU email account by logging into My.IllinoisState.edu with your ULID and password.
Q: My password expired. How do I reset it?
A: If you created a self-reset question when first setting your password, you should be able to reset it online. If you still have problems resetting your password, contact our help desk at 309-438-HELP (4357).
Q: How do I log into ReggieNet?
A: You can also access ReggieNet by logging into My.IllinoisState.Edu with your ULID and password. Click on the Academics Tab and then click on "ReggieNet & Blackboard" under Course Manager. Select your course in the ReggieNet column on the left-hand side of the page.
Q: How do I find ReggieNet in My.IllinoisState.Edu?
A: Go to My.IllinoisState.edu and click on CentralLogin. Enter your ULID and password on the CentralLogin page. Click on the Academics tab. You will find ReggieNet listed on the left navigation side; select the course for which you are enrolled. (Note that the course may not appear until the start date of the course.)