Instructors post new lessons and assignments once per week during the dates given for each course. Classes do not take place in real time, so you never need to be at your computer at any specific hour. Individual instructors often establish a general posting time for themselves (as in “by 12:00 Eastern,” and so on), but you can access course materials any time during the course, whenever it is convenient for you. Courses end one week after the last assignment is posted.
Online courses are conducted through Sakai, a learning management system (LMS). Via Sakai, enrolled students are sent an email before the course start date that provides login information for the Sakai website. The Sakai Student Quickstart Guide provides a few tips to get you started using the Sakai site. Further help is available to students within the Sakai website.
Be sure to register with the email address at which you wish to receive course messages.
The EFA does not provide certificates for those who take courses. However, individual instructors may write a letter in response to a request for verification of participation in a course. Participants in EFA courses do not receive grades.