Q. Do classes meet at a particular time during the week?
A. No these are recorded, on-demand courses that you can watch at your convenience. If you choose to interact with instructors, you do it via comments.
Q. How long does it take to complete each course?
A. Each mini-course is anywhere from 4-8 hours of video, broken up into 15 to 20-minute segments. You can watch and engage with them as your time allows. Many people watch the videos several times because often the contents are new to them and it takes time to process the info.
Q. How many courses are available with the Unlimited plan?
A. 24 courses are available with the Unlimited plan, but we are producing at least one new course each month! So each year at least 12 new courses are added to the collection that already exists.
Q. What if I am interested only in 1-2 courses, but not the whole program?
A. Sign up for an appropriate monthly plan. They will give you access to one or two courses per month. When you’re finished with your courses, you can cancel your plan.
Q. Can I do all my courses within one year if I enroll in the Unlimited plan?
A. Yes, you can. But anticipate continuing even after one year. As you continue to study will see new courses being added or regular basis and you might be interested to continue studying.
Q. Can I share my login and password with a friend or family member?
A. Yes, you have permission to share your account information with two people of your choice.
Q. Once I go through the program can I gift my collection of courses to someone else?
A. Yes, as long as you maintain your membership in good standing.
Q. If I start with one or two courses per month, can I upgrade later?
A. Yes, many students begin by trying out one or two courses. You can upgrade at any time. It is actually more cost-effective to enroll in the Unlimited plan and have a broader on-demand access to all materials.
Q. Do you teach in English?
A. Yes, all classes are in English.
Q. Are there any classes that I should take first?
A. No, you can take them in any sequence. Numbered classes are best if taken in sequence.
Q. Can I enroll my friend or pastor into this program and give this membership as a gift?
A. Yes, when you begin to register, the instructions for gifting a membership will appear.
Q. I don’t have time to study right now and haven’t completed the courses I selected this month. Will I be able to add courses next month?
A. Yes, you can add additional courses each month (based on the study plan). As long as you do not cancel they will remain in your library and can be watched as your time permits.
Q. Am I required to study one course per month?
A. No, you can go at your own pace. The courses you add to your profile do not expire; they will remain in your library for the duration of your membership.
Q. Can I access my courses on my mobile device?
A. Yes, all courses have been designed to be mobile-friendly and can be viewed on most devices.
Q. Will more courses be added to the current collection?
A. Yes, we add new courses on a regular basis.
Q. Will the requirement to receive my certificate increase from the 24 courses currently required?
A. No, but many people are interested in continued learning. Even after the certificate requirements were satisfied people often continue studying with us.
Q. Are your courses accredited?
A. Israel Bible Center offers open enrollment and does not grant formal degrees as Universities do. Thus IBC does not qualify for accreditation consideration. Accreditation is required only for traditional institutions such as Colleges and Seminaries. The center recognizes student achievement with a Certificate in Jewish Context and Culture backed by the high caliber of scholars and teachers involved with the center who represent both Israeli and international universities.
Q. Do you have courses in Spanish?
A. No, unfortunately, we don’t have courses in Spanish yet. We are working on that, but it won’t be done very soon.
Q. Are the courses set up so that they can be downloaded and watched or listened to later?
A. No, our materials can be accessed only through online streaming. Our system doesn’t allow to download audio and video files of lessons for offline viewing.
Q. If I enroll in Unlimited membership plan. How will I pay? Can I pay in long terms or in one payment?
A. The UNLIMITED option is most flexible. You will have on-demand access to all materials (courses, roundtable talks, books by Dr. Eli and other useful materials in the RESOURCE section) during the year. The UNLIMITED membership requires ONE TIME payment and is renewed annually.
Q. Is there another way of payment? I don’t have a debit card.
A. At the moment we accept PAYPAL or major Credit Cards. For UNLIMITED study plan, we can accept a
a BANK transfer but you need to contact us directly.
Q. I have a few questions concerning … course (already a student)
A. Please post your questions in the COMMENTS section of the material you need help with. The staff, teachers and other students will be able to see your comment and someone will respond to it.