Access to discussion questions does not close like assignments and quizzes do. You can continue to reply in the discussion forums even after the week has ended. The only restrictions to posting are that you can't post before the start date of that week or after the class has ended.
No. DQ dates cannot be changed; assignments must be reassigned by the instructor.
Instructors provide their availability and contact information within their personal profiles in LoudCloud. Instructor profiles can be found in the class Roster.
No. If you want to complete your assignments or DQs ahead of time, that's perfectly okay. You simply need to wait until the week that the assignment or DQ is due to submit it.
LoudCloud pulls the time from your computer to determine whether it's past due or not. This is a known issue and the current workaround is to adjust your timezone back to Arizona. Once you have completed your quiz, you can move your clock back to its normal time. When you submit your quiz, the LoudCloud server will apply a time stamp based on GCU time to prevent extra hours of access.
Instructors have 48 hours to respond to their students. If more than 48 hours have passed and you are concerned with a lack of communication, you can contact your Student Services Counselor so they can look into the issue.
LoudCloud will automatically list an instructor's email address based on their username. Occasionally, the email listed does not match the correct email address on file for them. In such cases, you can contact your instructor through the Individual Forum rather than by email.
All of the Grand Canyon University websites are shown advertisement free. If you see any advertisements in LoudCloud or any GCU website, your computer may be infected with malware which can cause serious damage to your computer. We suggest checking your computer for malware or asking someone you trust to look at it.