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Ordering Your Student ID / Steps to order your Student ID
« Last post by David Majocha on October 29, 2015, 09:51:37 am »
At The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, we want to ensure that you receive all the benefits of being a student that you would at any college or university. One way that we are able to do that is by offering students the opportunity to get a student ID. A student ID can be very beneficial in several ways. First, we want you to feel connected and proud to be a student. You can consider your student ID as a "badge of honor" and proudly carry it with you during your program and after graduation. Secondly, our country, cities, and local communities recognize that individuals who are students need a helping hand every once in a while. A student ID can possibly open up some opportunities to you in the way of assistance or discounts at local establishments or organizations.

We encourage all of our students to get a student ID and explore the benefits that you may be able to receive from it. Ordering your student ID is a fairly easy process. You will need to submit a picture of yourself, along with some personal information.

In order to provide you with an ID card, please provide us with the following information:

    Full name
    Student ID number
    Mailing address
    Program of study
    Headshot photo
        JPEG format (less than 100 kb)
        Front face (no profiles)
        No sunglasses or hats/headgear

Please submit your request with attached photo to the following address: aipodidrequest@aii.edu. Once we have received the above, please allow 3 business days for processing plus mailing time to receive your new ID card.
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What is MyPlacement and do I need to take it? / MyPlacement Test
« Last post by David Majocha on March 15, 2015, 08:46:07 am »
At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, the MyPlacement Test may be an important part of your enrollment process. One of our goals is to make sure that you are scheduled for the courses that you will need to academically progress towards graduation. We require that you complete general education English as part of your academic progression. But, before taking your general education courses in English, we want to make sure you are prepared and possess the skills you will need to be successful in those classes. The MyPlacement Test helps us to determine at which level you should be starting your education regarding English.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division will automatically register English review courses for students enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s program. There is one English review course, ENG095.  However, it may not be necessary for you to take, given two opportunities that you have to place out of these review courses:
•   Appropriate Transfer of Credit
•   Passing scores on your MyPlacement Test

Appropriate Transfer of Credit
If a student transfers college-level, general education English course credits with a grade of a C or better, then he or she would be exempt from taking the English review course (ENG095).
If a student does not transfer college-level, general education English credits with a C or better, then he or she would be required to take the appropriate review courses, unless the student took the MyPlacement Test and had high enough scores to place him or her out of the review classes. Talk to your Academic Counselor if you have any questions about transferring credit.

Passing Scores on the MyPlacement Test
You are able to take the MyPlacement Test by accessing it in your Campus Common. Under the "My Classes" area of the Campus Common, you will see a link titled "Online Classroom Home & Placement Tests." By following this link you will be able to access the MyPlacement Test. Click here to access the Campus Common.  (Students WILL NOT need to complete any of the Math Placement Tests)

The passing score required to be exempt from ENG095 on the MyPlacement Test is 30 and above. 

Student’s scoring 29 or below will be required to complete ENG095.


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The Art Institute- Has Gone Mobile! / The Art Institutes Mobile App
« Last post by David Majocha on February 24, 2015, 01:03:39 pm »

The latest version of our app not only makes it easier than ever to access your classroom on the go, but also helps you to stay on top of important dates and information!

With this mobile app, you can:

• View current and past grades and classes.
• Check upcoming assignments and add them to your phone's calendar.
• See campus news or class announcements.
• Read and respond to discussion questions.
• Sign up for academic and financial reminders.
• Call or email important school contacts with one click.

To start using The Art Institutes app today, download the app to your device at:


iTunes App


Android App


When you first access the app, you’ll enter your username and password and then create a 4-digit PIN. After this initial use, you’ll only be required to enter your PIN.

Of course, our mobile won’t replace your computer, which you’ll still need to attend class and work on assignments, but it can be an extremely helpful back-up tool to have.

If you have any questions about our mobile app, please contact technicalsupport@aii.edu or download our Student Support Mobile App Guide
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Adobe Creative Cloud / The Creative Cloud- What is it?
« Last post by David Majocha on February 24, 2015, 11:41:25 am »
For the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC):  The Creative Cloud  is a membership service that will allow students access to Adobe’s full collection of applications as well as other services through the membership.  To view all of the software included in the Creative Cloud, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/tools-and-services.edu.html

Students can download a free 30-Day Trial of the Creative Cloud at: http://creative.adobe.com

A few things to note about the Adobe Creative Cloud:

1. Students will need to create an Adobe User ID as part of the registration process. This log-in will be required to be used each time you access the Creative Cloud and its features.

2. Be sure to use a valid email address as Adobe will require new users to validate their email address.

3. One of the features of the Creative Cloud is that you can have Adobe software installed on two devices, on any platform at any time.

4. Students will be given 20 GB of storage space to use to store and share files on the Cloud.

5. The software titles on the Creative Cloud will still need to be downloaded to your device as the Cloud does not have streaming capabilities.

6. Adobe Creative Cloud requires a minimum OS of Windows 7 for PC and MAC 10.7

7. If you are utilizing the software voucher as part of your financial plan, these will not be issued until the first week of your regular class.

8. Students will always have the most up to date software versions by using the Creative Cloud.

Additional material requirements can be found by accessing the Course Home in each of your scheduled courses under the Description and Requirements section.
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Disability Services / Where do I begin the disabilities process?
« Last post by David Majocha on February 24, 2015, 11:27:23 am »
In order to maintain compliance with The American Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Art Institute Online provides accomodations to qualified students with disabilities. 

Disability services can be reached by telephone at: 877-872-8869, ext. 33000 or via email at aiods@aii.edu.

Students can download the policies and procedures to start the process at the following link:
Download the Welcome Packet Here 
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MLA and the Writing Center / Modern Language Association (a.k.a. MLA) Help Center
« Last post by David Majocha on February 24, 2015, 11:21:36 am »
The Art Institute uses the MLA academic writing style for all coursework.  MLA writing takes time and practice, the more you utilize it in your academics, the more second-hand it becomes.  Please visit Purdue University's Writing Lab website to help in the understanding of the requirements of the MLA format. 

Purdue University Online Writing Lab
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Technical Support / Technical Check Website
« Last post by David Majocha on February 24, 2015, 11:10:11 am »
As a student at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, you are required to have certain hardware and software in order to complete your program.

While you are not necessarily required to meet all listed requirements at the start of your program, the Tech Check helps to prepare you for both current and future course requirements.

Please complete the two-step Tech Check process below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of your Graduation Team at 1-877-872-8869.

Tech Check Website
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Student Tutoring Services / Tutoring Services
« Last post by David Majocha on February 24, 2015, 11:02:55 am »
Tutoring services are available to all active students.  There are no restrictions on the amount of time students can use the tutoring services.

Here are the quick links to access these services:

Click here to access the Live Tutoring Services
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The attachment provides a step by step guide as in how to change your email address within the classroom instantly. 
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Skype Technology / Steps to sign up with Skype
« Last post by David Majocha on February 04, 2015, 03:15:33 pm »
How do I join Skype?


If you’re new to Skype, it’s really easy to get started by signing up with a Microsoft account.

To join Skype with a Microsoft account

1. Go to the Join us page.



2.Enter the email address you want to use, then click I agree - Continue.

3.If you already have a Microsoft account for the email address you entered, skip to step 7. Otherwise, the Create an account page appears.



4.Enter your name, password, and other account security and profile details, then click I accept.

5.You'll be sent a link to validate your new Microsoft account via email.

Important: You must validate your new Microsoft account by visiting the link you'll be sent via email; otherwise, you will not be able to proceed with Skype. If you don't see the email in your inbox after you've completed the sign-up, check your junk and spam folders.
 
6.If you already have a Skype account at this email address, you'll be prompted to link your new Microsoft account to your Skype account.

7.You’ve joined Skype and you’re signed into your Microsoft account. From here you can download Skype for your device, edit your information and lots more.

Important: Make sure to choose the Microsoft account option when you sign into Skype on your device.


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