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Send a Course Progress Notification (CPN)
Posted by Jason Pinkal
Do you have students in your online courses who are struggling after midterms? Do they know that they are struggling and do they know who to contact for assistance? How about students who are doing well in your course, could they use feedback from you to reinforce their progress in your course? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider sending feedback to your students using the Course Progress Notification (CPN) tool.
What is a CPN?
A CPN is an early alert tool that allows instructors to quickly provide feedback to students regarding their course progress. This can include notes about attendance, participation, grades and overall performance. Additionally, the CPN tool allows instructors to include directions, resources and referrals that can help students get back on track. When you complete a CPN the information you entered is sent to the student’s PCC email account. In some instances a copy is sent to advising staff if the student receiving the CPN is connected with a Trio program or Oregon Promise.
When to complete a CPN?
CPNs can be submitted at any time during the term. You should consider using the tool whenever you have a student in one of your courses who is struggling. With that being said, the tool can be most effective during the first half of the term as this provides students with enough time to evaluate their progress, seek out assistance, and improve their performance before the end of the term.
Students who are on Academic Probation or Academic Continued Probation are required to request CPNs from all their instructors during the fifth or sixth week of the term. Once received, students review their CPNs with an academic advisor.
How can you find and use the CPN tool?
Go to the MyPCC Faculty tab and click on Summary Class List in the Tools channel.
On the Class Summary List, or roster, click on the CPN link located at the far right of each student name
Select the message type that addresses your concerns or commendations. You also have the option to providing a current course grade and space additional comments.
After the CPN entry form has been completed, you can preview the message prior to sending it to the student. Both you and the student will receive the CPN email.