The Charis Online Campus Site

  • All Charis Online courses are accessed through the Charis Online Campus site (http://charisbiblecollege.desire2learn.com). For easy access, consider adding this webpage to your computer’s favorites or bookmarks menu.
  • Login information, including a password reset link, is available on the Online Campus site login page.
  • Once you are logged in to the Online Campus site, site navigation tutorials are available by clicking on the Help link in the navbar at the top of the screen.
  • Access to your courses is available through the Select a Course icon () in the navbar at the top of the screen or through the My Courses widget at the bottom of the screen.
  • Course orientation and tutorials are available in each course.
     

Course Materials

At Charis Bible College, the Bible is your main textbook. All other course materials are provided through the Online Campus site.

Streaming and Downloading

The course lectures may be viewed online from any device by streaming directly from the Online Campus site. The online version of the course outline also includes scripture reference links.

For off-line viewing, you may download and save the lectures and course outline (pdf file) to any (or all) of your devices (computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.).

Access to Past Courses

You will have access to your course material through the Online Campus site for a full year. During that time, you may download and save the course video and audio files and course outline to any device that you’d like. Since the Online Campus site course-access expires, we recommend backing up your files as a safeguard against damage or loss.
 

How Your Interactive Course Works

  • A few days before the course start date, you will receive a welcome e-mail with information to help you log in and begin your course.
  • Each Interactive course is comprised of eight pre-recorded lessons, a course outline, final exam, and survey.
  • In the five-week Interactive term, you progress through the course at a rate of two lessons per week for the first four weeks and then complete the final exam and course survey the fifth week.
  • Each week’s content is available on Sunday morning at 12 AM MST and may be completed anytime during that week. The Course Schedule is available on the homepage of the course.
  • You interact with your classmates and a staff facilitator through online message boards. Most interaction occurs in the Discuss message boards where you answer and reply to each lesson’s discussion question. The Let’s Get Acquainted message board is where classmates can get to know one another. You may ask questions of your facilitator using the Facilitator Office message board or contact them via email. Click on Course Material in the navbar, then Discussions to access the message boards.

Each lesson has two parts:

1. Read and watch

Read the lesson's outline. Available as:

  • An online web page
  • A printable PDF file

Watch and/or listen to the instructor’s pre-recorded teaching of the lesson. Available as:

  • A streaming video
  • A large and small MP4 video file
  • An MP3 audio file

2. Discuss

Post an answer to the lesson’s discussion question and post at least one reply to another student’s answer to the lesson’s discussion question.
Posts are made through online message boards and may be completed anytime, 24/7, within the lesson week.

Interactive Grading Format

A passing grade for the course is 70% and is based on the following:

  • 25%: Participation in the Discuss portion of each lesson

For each lesson, you make a minimum of two posts. One is your answer to the discussion question and at least one reply to another student’s answer to the discussion question, within the lesson week.

  • 70%: Exam grade

There is only one exam for the course and is typically in the form of multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions. For most courses, the exam is closed book, and you have one hour to complete it.

The exam is not designed to be an academically intense exercise, but rather to help you assess how well you retained the main concepts in the course.

In the event of an exam grade less than 70%, a second exam attempt will automatically be enabled. You may then re-take the exam one time and attempt to raise your final exam grade.

  • 5%: Course survey

After the exam, there is a course survey. This survey provides valuable feedback about the course and your overall experience with Charis Online. You may share as much or as little as you’d like, and there are no right or wrong responses. The course survey grade is an all or nothing score and is simply based on whether a survey was submitted.
 

How Your Self-Paced Course Works

  • Each Self-Paced course is comprised of eight pre-recorded lessons, a course outline, final exam, and an optional survey.
  • You may start your course immediately and progress through each lesson at your own pace.

For each lesson:

Read the lesson’s outline. Available as:

  • An online web page
  • A printable PDF file

Watch and/or listen to the instructor’s pre-recorded teaching of the lesson. Available as:

  • A streaming video
  • A large and small MP4 video file
  • An MP3 audio file

Self-Paced Grading Format

A passing grade for the course is 70% and is based entirely on the final exam grade.

There is only one exam for the course and is typically in the form of multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions. For most courses, the exam is closed book, and you have one hour to complete it.

The exam is not designed to be an academically intense exercise, but rather to help you assess how well you retained the main concepts in the course.

In the event of an exam grade less than 70%, a second exam attempt will automatically be enabled. You may then re-take the exam one time and attempt to raise your final exam grade.

After the exam, there is an optional course survey that does not affect your grade. This survey provides valuable feedback about the course and your overall experience with Charis Online. You may share as much or as little as you’d like, and there are no right or wrong responses.