Online learning policies

Testing policies

The following policies apply to all students, regardless of which proctoring option they choose.

Identity verification

At least one identity verification assessment or experience per course, where students are required to present photo identification upon beginning the assessment, is required of an accredited university. Therefore, every online learning course must include at least one identity verification assessment.

Testing accommodations

Students who require alternative testing services are encouraged to complete the following steps within the first two weeks of the semester, if possible.

Technical requirements

Please be sure you meet the appropriate technical requirements for an online course. The University of Nevada, Reno uses Canvas (called WebCampus at our University) for its online classes.

Class rules

Students must adhere to the class rules as outlined below. Violations of class rules may result in a deduction of points on assignments and/or exams. Learn more.


Even with online courses, students must still adhere to the University's student conduct requirements, and all students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful and upholds a supportive, mutually beneficial learning environment.

Late work policy

Unless otherwise stated in the course syllabus, late assignments will not be accepted except in cases of serious, documented illness or other hardship beyond the student’s control. It is the responsibility of the student to plan for the on-time submission of all work.

Equal access

365 Learning supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. Any student with a disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to contact 365 Learning or the Disability Resource Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate accommodations.

Safe learning environment

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment for all. Learn more about resources available to you for maintaining a safe learning environment.

Civility and class conduct

It is the student’s responsibility to contribute to the maintenance of a campus environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and diversity. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a civil manner that contributes to a positive learning environment for all.

Incomplete policy

“I” is a neutral mark and represents incomplete. An “I” is given when a student is performing passing work, but for some uncontrollable reason is unable to complete a small portion of their final course requirements.

Academic success services

Student fees cover usage of the University Math Center, University Tutoring Center, and University Writing Center. These centers support your classroom learning; it is your responsibility to take advantage of their services.


This course contains a variety of materials that are subject to copyright and are the property of the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about University copyright.

Audio/video recording

Surreptitious or covert video-taping of class or unauthorized audio recording of class is prohibited by law and by Board of Regents policy.

Links to outside sources

The University of Nevada, Reno, 365 Learning and the course instructor assume no responsibility for content, currency, or accuracy of links to outside resources.

Course changes

Online courses are dynamic, which means instructors can and will make changes to courses as the semester progresses (much like what would happen in an on-campus course). It is the students’ responsibility to review course content periodically for changes and to ask the instructor if you have questions.