Among some of the changes we have made is limiting access to the full site to part-time students. This means, only full time students who have paid for their tuition in full will be able to access the entire site. We have long been offering our part-timers access to the same amount of information and in hindsight this doesn't make sense. While anyone can take any of the courses, only those pursuing the certification credential will gain access to the materials designed to support that particular education process.
I think our students will find this site to be much more user friendly than the previous sites. Furthermore, it is a more economical choice for us as it has more features available that were not available on previous platforms, and does not cost us an extra arm and a leg for these extra features. For example, we can embed videos, documents and music (yay!), photo galleries, polls, surveys, schedule appointments, and have forums!
We will still have our Facebook group as that seems to be the best way to continue communicating with students about chats and what-not. All students are still able to access the live class chats every week, though we will be limniting the types of chats we have open to everyone to more general topics. Our specialized topics will be open only to full-time students or students enrolled in a specific class. For example, Thunder Divination will only be open to those students enrolled in the Native American Conjure: Working with Black Hawk and Indian Spirit Guides in Southern Conjure class, or full-time students.
We are also in the process of setting up a Crossroads University store here as well, where students can purchase various things related to the courses if they need it. That said, we do not require anyone to purchase anything prior to enrolling in a class, unless it is a specialty class, such as the Obi Divination class offered by Baba Eli. In that case, we have shells prepared for you in a manner that is appropriate for the tradition. We also have a kit available for the Foundations in Southern Rootwork class for folks who are beginners and do not have the required roots and herbs on hand.
Again welcome to Crossroads University! Should you hae any questions about any of our courses, feel free to contact us.