​​​​​​ The student is subject to an assessment of the learning process for the award of the certificate of approval and accreditation. There are two evaluation instruments: Continuous assessment and oral examination (by videoconference). Continuous assessment includes four essays (40%) and participation in forum and chat (10%). The oral exam (50%) is required to obtain the certificate of approval, which is graded on a scale of 0 to 20.
 

Assessment schedules​
Weekly essays should be submitted no later than 23:59h (GMT) on 23, 30 October and 6, 13 November 2016.
Chat sessions will occur on the 19, 26 October and 2, 9 November 2016 (18:00-19:00h GMT).
Forum sessions are available during the whole course.
Final oral exam will be done by videoconference on the 14 November 2016 (time to be set with each student).


Certificate 
The evaluation will allow the student to have access to two types of certificates, the certificate of approval and accreditation. If the student passes the course and the final in situ assessment, the certificate of accreditation is awarded. The final grade is assigned on a scale of 0 to 20 (certificate of approval, final grade, reference to the ECTS awarded).  The student shall require for his or her Academic Certification at Academic Services of UMinho. To this effect the student must follow the necessary procedures (www.saum.uminho.pt) and pay the required fees. A certificate of attendance is awarded in case the student has participated and finished at least 2/3 of the proposed activities and passed the final online assessment.