Attendance is based on weekly discussion forum postings. In order to be counted as “present” for each week, each student is required to post two initial discussion board posts which are due on Thursday by 11:59 P.M. PST each week. Each student is required to post four responses to classmates, two in each discussion forum in addition to the initial posts each week (as noted above). Subsequent responses to other students are due no later than Sunday at 11:59 P.M. PST each week. An attendance week is from Monday at 12:00 A.M. to the following Sunday at 11:59 P.M. PST.