Please be aware that in compliance with GCU’s Learning Management System Availability policy that students are not guaranteed access to courses for more than five (5) weeks following the course end date. We encourage you to keep copies of all files uploaded to your online classrooms and save any course materials and eBooks to a personal computer prior to the end of each course.
If you would like to log in and save some of your previous work, here are some important steps to follow.
In order to access your previous courses, navigate to your Student Portal. Log in using your GCU username and password. Click on the class link within your Student Portal to enter the previous course.
Note: After five (5) weeks, the link to your course will no longer work as the course will be inaccessible.
Locating and Saving Discussions Question Responses
After logging into your course, start by hovering over the Tasks tab and choose Forum.
Here, it’s important to click the All tab as the Current tab will only display the last two (2) weeks of the course. After selecting the All tab, click Main Forum.
Here you will find a list of all Discussion Questions from your course. Choose the DQ you would like to enter by clicking the link.
Once inside of your DQ, highlight the question by holding down your left mouse button and dragging across the question.
After the text is highlighted, you can copy the question by holding ctrl and pressing C on your keyboard or by right-clicking and selecting Copy. Finally, paste the question into a Word document by holding ctrl and pressing V on your keyboard or by right-clicking and selecting Paste.
Now that you have copied the question, scroll down to locate your response. Click the respective link to your answer, then copy and paste your response into the same Word document.
Repeat these steps to save any Discussion Questions you would like from any of your previous courses!
Locating and Saving Assignments
After logging into your course, you can access your previous assignments from the Home tab by clicking the assignment from the Calendar. You can navigate to different weeks by clicking the respective link next to Week in the upper right-hand side of the Calendar.
Once inside of the Assignment Details page, click on the link under the Attached Documents heading to begin downloading the assignment. Repeat these steps to save any previous assignment.
Locating and Saving eBooks
For instructions on locating and saving a PDF version of your eBook, be sure to read our article with instructions for Downloading Your eBooks.
Switching Between Courses
At the top of the LoudCloud page, there is drop-down menu that allows you to easily switch from one course to another. The menu is located to the right of your profile picture and name.
To switch courses, click on the menu and select the course you would like to enter. That’s it! The page will refresh and the selected course will appear.