Access to LE@D courses has been extended for a limited time! You may continue to enroll in LE@D courses through the end of February, and you will have access to LE@D courses for a year from date of enrollment. So, even if you cannot actually go through the course right away, sign up by end of February and you can get access to that course for one year.
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To view all the courses and to enroll, go to the catalog – http://mn.webjunction.org/catalog and click on the LE@D link at the top of the Provider list.
Once you enroll, you will then have one year from that date to complete the course.
IMPORTANT, if you enroll: Immediately after enrolling, launch the course from your My Courses page and follow the instructions to request a special University of North Texas login unique to your enrollment. When you receive the email with your login, please use it at least once before February 29 to ensure your access is verified.
Questions? Contact mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org or WebJunction Minnesota team lead, maryann.vancura at state.mn.us.
Background: Access to LE@D courses is now time-limited due to the closure of the LE@D program at the University of North Texas (UNT). WebJunction, state library agencies, and others are currently pursuing conversations with UNT about possibilities for keeping these well-regarded, library-related courses available. Since there is no guarantee that access will continue, this message gives you the opportunity to enroll while the courses are still available.
Mary Ann Van Cura, State Library Services
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Good news! The deadline for enrolling in University of North Texas LE@D courses has been extended by a month, through February 29, 2012!
Here’s the most current summary of WebJunction course enrollment deadlines – so that you can proceed and advise others accordingly. Please read the full message. Several points have changed.
1. LE@D courses – Enroll in February, Complete within 12 months of enrollment
Update, 2/6/12: WebJunction reported today that members will have the opportunity to enroll in LE@D courses through February 29, 2012, and complete the courses within 12 months of enrollment. This extends the LE@D course enrollment period by a month, and the course completion period by a year. Due to the closure of the LE@D program at the University of North Texas, the LE@D courses are available for enrollment at WebJunction through February 29, 2012. Upon enrolling, please immediately launch your course and follow the instructions to request your special UNT login code – the deadline to do this is also February 29, 2012.
If a solution emerges that will allow continued offering the LE@D courses into the future, we will let you know. For background see, “Important Notice: Uncertain Status of LE@D courses”.
2. Course Completion Prior to WebJunction Migration – Enroll Anytime, Complete by February or Re-Enroll in March
Due to a planned system upgrade,enrollees in WebJunction courses have until February 29, 2012 to complete all current course enrollments. Any courses not completed by that date will disappear from your My Courses list, and will need to be re-added after the upgrade. All previous progress in these courses will be lost. Your record of completed courses will be retained, and you will still be able to print certificates for past completions.
Exception: For LE@D courses, you must enroll in February. As noted above, you will have a year from enrollment to complete your courses. You will not need to re-add the LE@D courses after the upgrade. You will not be able to view your LE@D course progress in WebJunction. You will be able to print a certificate via LE@D.
For background, see “Reminder for WebJunction Course Takers”, 1/6/2012.
3. Comment: Although the two matters discussed above have related deadlines, they are separate issues at the moment! The University of North Texas (UNT) ended its LE@D program after WebJunction began planning for migration to a new platform. Conversations continue, but we cannot guarantee that LE@D courses will be available after the deadlines above.
Important: This update replaces and supercedes the previous Update: WebJunction Course Deadlines from 1/24/12.