Student success in an online course comes through regularly logging into your courses, submitting course work in a timely fashion, and having regular communication with their teacher. Students who do not log into their courses regularly, do not submit coursework in a timely fashion and/or have not been in contact with their teacher may be considered “inactive” and may have access to their course temporarily restricted until a plan to successfully complete the course is put into place.

Active verse Inactive Students

Students who are academically “active” in a course are interacting with course content, submitting assignments and communicating with their teacher on a regular basis.

When a teacher identifies a student as “inactive,” this means the student has not been progressing in their course according to their timeline, submitting assignments or communicating with their teacher on a regular basis. These students will then be given a set timeframe to communicate a plan to complete their course to their teacher before they lose access to their courses.

Phases of Student Inactivity

Inactive Phase 1

Students who have shown little to no communication or activity in their course will be considered inactive and receive an Inactive Phase 1 email from school administration. This email invites the student to communicate with their teacher, re-engage in their learning and set new timeline goals for success. The student will have 1 week to communicate a plan about how they will catch up in the course work to their teacher. If no plan has been submitted to the teacher, the student will lose access to the course and enter Phase 2 of Inactivity.

Inactive Phase 2

Students have lost access to their online course and will now have to submit a Reinstatement Plan to their online teacher to get back into the class. This plan needs to outline how the student plans to re-engage in their learning and catch up in the course. Students will have two weeks to submit this plan to their online teacher or they will be scheduled to be dropped from the course.

Inactive Phase 3

Students who do not submit their Reinstatement Plan within two weeks of the Phase 2 email will be dropped from the course due to inactivity. The course will be removed from their DLCgo Dashboard, and an email will be sent from DLC Administration, telling them they have been dropped. 


If you have any questions about the Inactive Process, please contact your teacher.