From an email opened this morning:

Hello, i’m a student from your ABC class. I was absent last week, so i did not write down the XYZ tutorial question. Also, this time we can not click on the tutorial (on WebCT) to find out what the question is. I was wondering if you could please make it so that we can read the question for this tutorial as well. thank you.

*boggle* Last week was our university’s reading week so there were no classes from which to be absent. Their course manual clearly reiterates that and states that the XYZ tutorial to which the student refers is actually being held this morning at 10 o’clock. (In fact, the WebCT assignment in question displays an “Availability: November 2, 2006 10:30am - November 9, 2006 11:30am” message.) The whole situation sadly makes me wonder if this student has been attending any classes, at all, for the past several weeks. Time to get out and review attendance sheets!

2 Responses to “Puzzling”

  1. Barbara Says:

    A new one to put on the list titled “I can’t believe that a student did . . . “

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