In a typical 3 credit course, the expectation is that you attend class 2.5 hours per week and have about 5-7.5 hours of work outside of class (see Suggested Academic Workload Guidelines). This would mean a total of 7.5 to 10 hours per week in a regular semester. A typical semester is 15 weeks long, thus you would be expected to put in about 112 to 150 hours of work for a given course. This winter class is just 5 weeks long; you should expect to dedicate around 20-30 hours a week or about 2.5 to 3 hours per day.
Attendance is required. Attendance is vitally important for the understanding of the material and participation in the online class discussions. I will be watching to see that you access Blackboard on a regular basis. You are expected to access Blackboard at least five times a week. More often is advisable. If you do not have regular access to the internet, drop this course now.