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Violence & Substance Abuse Prevention

Administration Building 102
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4044





faq

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AlcoholEdu?
Why is UCM requiring students to complete this program?
Do I have to be 18 to take AlcoholEdu?
But I don’t drink, so why do I have to take this course?
What happens if I don’t take this?
How will I know when I am done with the course?
My professor wants me to show proof that I completed AlcoholEdu. How do I do this?
How long will it take me to complete this program?
Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?
What do I do if I am having trouble watching the videos?

Can I complete AlcoholEdu using a dial up internet service provider?

What is AlcoholEdu?

AlcoholEdu for College is an online, science-based program that provides the latest information about alcohol and its effects on the body and mind. The program is personalized to each student based on their previous alcohol education, choices regarding alcohol, and gender. AlcoholEdu includes 4 chapters of content, interactive exercises, and assessments of alcohol-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Whether you drink or not, this course will empower you to make well informed decisions about your own use of alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your friends and peers.

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Why is UCM requiring students to complete this program?

UCM is committed to the academic success of our students. We are implementing AlcoholEdu for College to ensure students have a clear understanding of the risks involved with consuming alcohol in an unsafe manner and to help them make mature decisions regarding alcohol. This program is utilized by over 450 colleges and universities nationwide and is considered the premiere alcohol prevention tool in the country.

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Do I have to be 18 to take AlcoholEdu?

No, the minimum age requirement to take AlcoholEdu is 17 years old.


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But I don't drink, so why do I have to take this course?

Even students who don’t drink typically are affected by others who do. This course helps students who abstain to stick to their decision and to know how to cope with the drinking of peers. And, it is customized to each student, so students receive the messages that are most relevant to their own choices.

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What happens if I don't take this?

Any student who fails to complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu by the deadline will have a hold placed on their student account and will not be able to register for classes for the following semester until you have completed the course.

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How will I know when I am done with the course?

AlcoholEdu is considered "complete" when you have finished all 5 Modules in Parts 1 and 2 and passed the Exam.

Please refer to the Exam section of My AlcoholEdu to check your course completion status or to get a printer-friendly certificate of completion once you have finished the course.

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My professor wants me to show proof that I completed AlcoholEdu. How do I do this?

Once you have completed Part 2 of AlcoholEdu, you may log back into the AlcoholEdu program and access the AlcoholEdu Notebook. At the Notebook you may print out a "Record of Course Completion" to give your professor or anyone else who is requesting confirmation of your completion of the course.

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How long will it take to complete this program?

The answer to this question depends on your previous alcohol education and the speed of your internet service. In this program you will take a pre-test before you begin reviewing the course content. If you have had previous alcohol education you may be able to "test out" of certain sections of AlcoholEdu, which will shorten the time you spend on the program.

Using high speed internet, most students complete Part 1 of the course in about 2 hours. Remember that you may log in and out of the course; it is recommended that you do not try to complete the course in one sitting. Part 2 of the course, which you complete 45 days after you finished Part 1, only takes about 15-20 minutes.

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Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?

Yes it is confidential, and no, your name will not be linked with your answers. The UCM staff who implements AlcoholEdu will know if you have completed the course and your final exam score, but not your individual responses or answers to questions. Your name and responses are separated and kept in separate data storage facilities. AlcoholEdu has been designed to protect your privacy.

What do I do if I’m having trouble watching the videos?

  1. Ensure that you are using a supported browser:
    • Internet Explorer 6 or later
    • Firefox 1.0 or later
    • Safari 1.2 or later
  2. Ensure that you are running Flash Player 10 or higher by performing the following steps:
    • Go to Google (or other search engine) and search for "flash version check" (no quotes).
    • Select the link that says Adobe - Flash Player. Direct link: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about
    • The installed version information will display on the screen.
    • Need to upgrade? Go to: http://www.adobe.com and click the button that says Get Flash Player.
  3. If the above steps do not resolve the issue, continue to Task 2.

Task 2: Troubleshooting:

  1. Switch to Audio only mode.
  2. Close all other applications and tabs, e.g.: iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Additionally, do not have any CDs or DVDs playing on the computer while viewing the course.
  3. Reboot the computer.
  4. Switch to another supported browser.
  5. Disable all popup blockers and third party toolbars.
  6. If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection.
  7. Try accessing the course from a different connection (computer lab, library, etc.)
  8. Try accessing the course at a different time of day (e.g.: during non-peak Internet usage hours, like morning).

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Can I complete AlcoholEdu using a dial up internet service provider?

If at all possible, it is not recommended that you utilize dial up internet services to complete the course as this may increase the time it takes you to finish it. If using dial up service is your best option, please follow these recommendations:

Step 1. Ensure that you are using Flash 7 or higher.

Step 2. Select "Audio only" for the Media Option on the AlcoholEdu MEDIA SETTINGS page (see the Media Settings link in the upper right hand corner of the AlcoholEdu screen).

Step 3. Make sure you are using a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Netscape Navigator

Step 4. Disable all pop-up blockers and uninstall any toolbars. These can cause problems with the video and cause them to loop over and over.

Step 5. Do not play music or run video clips on your computer (CD, MP3s, other web sites, etc.) while viewing the course.

Step 6. Do not have any other programs or applications running on your computer while viewing the course (including applications such as Instant Messenger, or music file sharing – Kazaa, Audiogalaxy, etc.).

Step 7. Try accessing the course from a different Internet connection (computer lab, library).

Step 8. Try accessing the course at a different time of day (during non-peak hours, i.e. morning).

Step 9. Reboot your computer. If you still experience problems, please try to login later or try from a computer with a higher connection speed.


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