Hopefully, by this point in your students’ educational career, the excuses are more creative. In fact, I’d venture to guess that technology is blamed more than unruly pets.
“My computer died. I lost my Flash drive. I e-mailed it to myself, but the e-mail server is down. I saved it on my friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/parent/neighbor’s computer and they are out of town now.” Sound familiar?
While I can’t promise the elimination of excuses, I can offer a solution for your students. eDocs, UIS’ document management system, is available for faculty, staff, and students to store and share files. eDocs is a web-based resource and can be accessed on or off campus, 24/7, from any computer with Internet access. If students would get into the habit of saving their work to eDocs (which ITS backs up nightly), there might be fewer excuses for not submitting work on time.
For more information, please visit our eDocs webpage.