Overview of MGA's Online Mathematics Classes Spring 2019

This web site applies to ALL online sections of MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1200, MATH 1251, and MATH 2120

Instruction in all MGA fully online mathematics classes is delivered via Brightspace(D2L) but there are 3 required proctored exam experiences.

Textbook and prerequisite information:

MATH 1101:
Required Textbook: College Algebra with Modeling and Visualization 6th Edition, by Rockswold with MyMathLab code. Alternately, purchase the MyMathLab code and use the eBook that is included, and that can be purchased directly from MyMathLab.
Required Calculator: TI 84 Plus
Instructor: Prof. Upperman

MATH 1111:
Required Textbook: ALEKS 360 Access Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Instructor: Prof. Bevill

MATH 1113:
Required Textbook: ALEKS 360 Access Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111
Instructor: Prof. Davis

MATH 1200:
Required Textbook: ConnectMath Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Required Calculator: TI 84 Plus
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1001, MATH 1101, or MATH 1111
Instructor: Dr. Brown or Prof. Gray

MATH 1251:
Required Textbook: Calculus Edition, 10th edition, by Larson with WebAssign Access Code.
At least a "C" in MATH 1112 or 1113; or a math SAT score of at least 600; or a math ACT score of at least 26; or a score of 24 or higher on the Mathematics Placement Exam
Instructor: Dr. Monk or Dr. Baker

MATH 2120:
Required Textbook: Discrete Mathematics, 2011, by Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang.
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111.
Instructor: Dr. Wolfe or Prof. Day

Purchasing Textbooks and/or Access Codes

Included access courses will recieve their access the first day of classes through Brightspace/D2L and be billed for the access code.

All Textbooks are available online at our Middle Georgia Campus Store. If you are a distance learner, you can use the Shop Online link there. All access codes (which include eBooks) are available via included access. Students get their access through Brightspace and are billed later at the lowest price that you can obtain a valid code.

Course Management System

All Middle Georgia Online courses will become available on the first day of class at


Proctor Exam Requirements

For students living in the Middle Georgia State's geographic area, there will be scheduled proctored exam sessions on each of the following Middle Georgia campuses: Cochran, Macon, Warner Robins and Dublin. These proctoring sessions have no additional fee and will be proctored by one of the online mathematics faculty members during the time listed on the schedule of classes and the dates listed below and on your syllabus. The proctoring room assignments and times will be listed in your syllabus.

Note that only students who cannot attend any of the above four campuses may use another approved proctoring center. There will most likely be a fee associated with such proctoring, and the student must set up their own appointment, preferably on the same day as the campus proctoring sessions.

For either case, there are NO makeup exams nor exceptions for any student, but students may attend either session as listed below or use an approved proctoring center. Students are required to show photo ID in order to take each exam.

Photo ID is required at all proctored exam sessions.

On campus proctored exam schedule:

There are the tentative MGA locations for each of the following proctored exams (no appointment necessary and no fee). These sites are proctored my online instructors:

1). Macon Campus: Mathematics Building Auditorium
2). WRC Campus: WRC2 Auditorium
3). Cochran Campus: Dillard Auditorium
4). Dublin Campus: DUB 225

Exam 1: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at 6:55PM
Exam 2: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:55PM
Final Exam: Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:30PM

Off campus proctoring center exam schedule:

If a non-MGA proctoring center is chosen of the list of approved testing sites listed in the Testing Center Widget on the main page of your online mathematics class in D2L, then you must select that site and use the information seen with a hover over the site name to make your own appointment, preferably on the same day listed above. You will not have access to D2L until the first day of classes. If no site is near your location, you will have to find a site that accepts exams by email and scan and return by email and get the site approved before the end of the first week of classes.

General Course Requirements:

1. Online mathematics courses are NOT self-paced. The schedule for the classes is laid out for you in the Calendar tool. Students must log in daily or nearly daily, spending at least 9 hours per week in a Fall or Spring semester and 18 hours per week in a short Summer semester working on the various aspects of the course including reading, viewing lecture or example videos, working homework problems, quizzes and online exams. These times listed are the same time a face-to-face student is expected to be in class or working on class assignments.

2. Students are responsible for having a working computer that connects to the Internet for daily use throughout the semester. Local students may use on campus computers available on any of our campuses should their home computer fail for any reason. Non-local students are responsible for finding a back-up computer as necessary for completing their work in a timely manner.

3. Students may get help from their instructor or their classmates at any time by posting questions in the Discussion area of D2L.


What an online class is NOT:

Do not expect it to be easier to take a math class online. You must learn exactly the same information and complete the same exams as you would have to do in a face-to-face class. An online class is at most more convenient for some students since travel to a campus is not required daily nor weekly.


What taking an online class requires:

1. Competence in the content of prerequisite course material.

2. Weekly, if not daily, time commitment.

3. Self-direction, organization, persistence, and maturity.

4. Ability to meet deadlines on your own.