Course Content for Learn AVT

Course topics for Learn AVT fall within the following domains:

The Course Content can be viewed here.

The Course Description and Learner Outcomes can be viewed here.


The following resources are recommended as textbooks for this course:

A list of Online Resources follows the link to every video presentation. Reading all these resources is strongly recommended. Virtual discussion sessions with Shefali Shah will require you to comment on this reading for which you shall be graded. Your participation will be considered in your overall grade.


Please consult the website  for all assignments and due dates for submissions. Each assignment comes with its rubric for grading.

Punctuality at all discussion sessions and on-time submissions are a requirement for this course. Mobile phones must be switched off during the entire duration of these meetings.


In our work as professionals all members of the team must adhere to strict timelines. Completion of coursework in a timely manner indicates the ability to meet professional requirements. Therefore, work that is late will affect your grade. If you are unable to attend a session or are going to be late to arrive, contact the Course Instructor Shefali Shah via email at least a day prior to the engagement.

 This cannot be a frequent occurrence.


Computers malfunction. You are responsible to have contingency plans and to back up all work frequently. It is recommended that you create and save backup files to other electronic storage devices for every piece of work in this course. A computer-related issue is NOT a valid reason for late work.


To be in good academic standing, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.40, the minimum GPA required for graduation.


  1. AF (Administrative Failure): An AF grade will be assigned to the student who stops participating early in the course and has not completed coursework sufficient for the assessment of course outcomes or has stopped attending without formally withdrawing.  An AF counts as an F grade in the calculation of grade point average.  

  2. IC (Incomplete Coursework): In extenuating circumstances an Incomplete (“IC”) grade may be assigned at the instructor’s discretion, and in accordance with the eligibility requirements set forth. Students may request an “IC” grade for more time to complete required coursework, which s/he was prevented from completing in a timely way due to non-academic reasons. Students will be asked for documentation to justify the request, though it is important to remember that such documentation does not automatically validate the request. Other circumstances may be taken into consideration, such as the pattern of performance and participation in the course, and any additional factors that Learn AVT’s course instructor deems relevant. To be eligible for an “IC” grade, students must be passing the course at the time of the request and must have completed at least 75 percent of the major coursework as specified in the syllabus.

All “IC” grades require a written agreement specifying the remaining coursework required for completion and timeline for removal of the “IC” grade. This agreement must receive approval of the course instructor of Learn AVT. If the coursework is not completed within the prescribed timeframe, the “IC” will automatically change to an “F”.


All participants and the course instructor have a common responsibility to ensure that the academic experience at Learn AVT is one that is supportive, nurturing, stimulating, enriching and one that supports creativity and learning.

 Academic dishonesty, therefore, seriously undermines the integrity of this academic experience and interferes with this quest for knowledge. Such dishonesty hurts everyone. In particular, participants who cheat diminish the value of their education and weaken their prospects for future academic successes. Learn AVT emphasises the seriousness of academic dishonesty and gives the course instructor some options for handling violations of these standards.


To ensure that participants, and the course instructor are operating within common guidelines, the following definitions of academic dishonesty are provided.


Plagiarism is defined as the unattributed use of the ideas, evidence, or words of another person, or the conveying of the false impression that the arguments and writing in a paper are the participant’s own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. The acquisition by purchase or otherwise of a part or the whole of a piece of work which is represented as the participant’s own.
  2. The representation of the ideas, data, or writing of another person as the participant’s own work, even though some wording, methods of citation, or arrangement of evidence, ideas, or arguments have been altered.
  3. Concealment of the true sources of information, ideas, or argument in any piece of work. 


Cheating involves turning in work that is not one’s own, as in giving, receiving, or using assistance not explicitly sanctioned by the instructor on exams, quizzes, projects, written assignments, and other forms of assessment. Other forms of cheating include purchasing assignments and unauthorised collaboration.


Plagiarism and cheating are unacceptable in any form. They are serious violations of academic honesty and will not be tolerated at Learn AVT. Participants who engage in such activities will be subject to serious disciplinary action.


Learn AVT supports your growth as responsible, mature professionals. Throughout this course you will be expected to interact with fellow participants and the course instructor with respect. Your performance in this course will be assessed in part on your success in practicing these skills and habits and meeting these expectations. If you have any questions about these goals and expectations or their application in a specific circumstance, please ask the course instructor for guidance.


As members of modern society, minimal norms for civil behaviour towards fellow participants is expected. It is expected that you treat each other with respect and are aware that you shall be held accountable for your actions and the consequences of any behaviour that is inconsistent with these values and expectations.


To ensure a safe and productive educational environment for all participants, you are required to report incidents of sexual violence and harassment to the course director.


Lectures or other class meetings for this course may be recorded by the course instructor using media platforms.  Such recordings may be available for educational use by other students enrolled in the class (including both for instruction and as a review tool) and the course instructor. Your voice or image may be captured on the recordings, and by enrolling in this course you are consenting to such recording for these purposes.