FDU and CircleIn
Starting in Fall 2019, students enrolled in selected FDU courses will have access to a remarkable learning tool called CircleIn. The CircleIn platform creates a virtual learning community for students to support one another in their coursework, all while having a chance to earn rewards and prizes. This peer-to-peer learning model is backed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), who in partnership with CircleIn, has invited Fairleigh Dickinson University to participate in a pilot study to measure the impact of this innovative platform on student success.
What courses will have access to CircleIn?
For Spring 2020, we will be inviting students enrolled in all undergraduate STEM courses to participate in the pilot. Additionally, we are inviting students enrolled in the following courses to participate:
- Most 1000-level ENGL
- Most 1000-level ENGW
- Most 1000-level ENWR
- Most 1000-level EPS
- Most 1000-level PADM
- Most 0000-level READ
- Most 1000- and 2000-level UNIV
Do I have to use CircleIn if I am taking one of these classes?
Use of CircleIn is not mandatory. However, we would appreciate your giving it a try and providing us with some feedback. We need your help in making this pilot study a success!
What does CircleIn cost?
FDU students may use CircleIn for free.
How do I register for CircleIn?
You can register on the CircleIn webpage or through the CircleIn app, downloadable from the Iphone and Android app stores.
Is it cheating if students help each other with their homework?
All homework that you submit for your classes should be your own work. However, it is okay to discuss assignments with classmates, develop strategies for completing them, prep one another for tests, and so on. If you are unclear about what constitutes cheating (i.e., academic dishonesty) please refer to FDU’s academic integrity policy and discuss with your professor or academic advisor.
How can I learn more about CircleIn’s functionality?
You can learn about how CircleIn works by clicking on the links below:
- Navigating the Interface
- Sharing Notes, Flashcards and Links
- Asking and Answering Questions
- Interacting With Others
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