Using the FAQ pages

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a brief description of how the FAQ pages are organized within OpenRisk

  • For general questions about OpenRisk (the initiative, how to login for the first time etc), the Frontpage FAQ
  • For general questions about one of the specific facilities (how to enroll in the Academy, how to contribute to the Commons) look at the FAQ sections available further down in this page.
  • For more specific questions, look at the individual FAQ's embedded in the different areas:

Searching within a FAQ page is simplest by using your browser search function (e.g. Ctrl-F)

Academy General Questions

How do I get about to use the Academy?

Once you register and enroll to a course, you get access to an online classroom. Depending on the type of course, you follow a self paced learning path or you join a class with a timed schedule. For example in a weekly course you have one week to go through the material and complete the assignments (which you submit online). You can discuss any questions on the lectures and assignments with the instructors and with fellow students using the classroom forum.

What do I need to use the Academy?

You only need access to the Internet and a modern Web browser. All material is delivered via the Web and so is accessible on any browser. There are limitations in supporting older browsers from Microsoft.

Do you offer course discounts?

Yes, from time to time. We mainly offer an early-bird rate for all of our courses.

What is a badge?

A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned. Using Mozilla’s Open Badges infrastructure, OpenRisk issues badges backed by our own seal of approval. Learners can then collect badges from different OpenRisk courses and display them across the Web — on their resumes, Web sites, social networking profiles, job sites and more. Create your backpack and start collecting badges from OpenRisk Training.

How do I get a Certificate of Completion and an Open Badge?

The course includes practical assignments that need to be completed satisfactorily for you to receive a certificate of completion and a badge. This certifies that you completed the course successfully, it does not carry endorsement by any organization or authority.

How do I add badges on my Open Badges profile?

After creating your personal Open Badges backpack, go to your classroom. Select Navigation> My Profile> My badges and click on “connect to a bag of badges” for configuring the connection. Don’t forget to add your badge to your backpack by clicking on the “add” icon.

How do I display badges on my LinkedIn profile?

  • Go to LinkedIn and log in to your account
  • Go to Edit Profile by hovering over the Profile tab in the top left
  • Choose which section of your profile you want to display badges in (for example, the summary section at the top of your profile)
  • Hover over the + dropdown and click Add Link
  • Log in to your Open Badges Backpack and open the badge collection you want to display
  • Click the Share This Group icon in the collection box and choose a social media platform to access the URL for your badge collection
  • Copy the link for this page (you do not have to go through with sharing your badges if you don’t want to, just close the pop-up window after copying the link)
  • Paste the link into the Add Link field in LinkedIn, add descriptor info, and save

Can I have a course on topic X/Y/Z?

The Academy is under rapid development and we are eager to consider new courses in areas of interest. Please use the feedback survey or contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

What are the costs attached to the different courses?

Please contact us at indicating the course(s) you are interested in

My company needs an invoice. How can I get one?

You will have access to an invoice during the registration process.

This is exciting! How do I learn about new courses?

We post new course availability at the OpenRisk blog. When you register you are also offered the option to join our mailing list.

Commons General Questions

How does the Commons work?

Once you register, you get free access to the Commons online resources (Forum, Manuals, Databases, Surveys). You can start using these resources straight away. Depending on the type of resource, if you want to contribute content you may need to obtain a specific account and permissions by contacting OpenRisk.

What do I need to make use of the Commons?

You need only access to the Internet and a Web browser. All material is delivered via the Web and so is accessible on any browser.

Can I trust the quality of the available material?

The quality of the material reflects the collective contributions of the registered users that abide by the OpenRisk terms of use policies and the best efforts of OpenRisk to monitor contibution quality. Ultimately you are responsible to make sensible use of the Commons resources.

How about languages other than English?

At present we focus on supporting and building out the Commons in English

This is exciting! How do I contribute?

Please contact us.

Forum General Questions

How do I post something?

Once you click onto a Topic you see a blue button "Post a new topic"

Why do I need a special account to post?

Online forums are prone to abuse and we want to remove avoidable frictions. When opening a Forum account you are informed and agree to the Forum code of conduct.

More detailed FAQ?

The Forum has a more detailed FAQ to answer your day-to-day questions about using the Forum. This FAQ is visible once you login into the Forum.

Risk Manual General Questions

Who writes the articles of the Risk Manual?

The intention is that almost all articles are written by multiple editors, not just one. If you click on the "View history" tab at the top of an article, a list will be displayed of all the contributors to the article and when their contribution was made. If your purpose is to cite the Risk Manal, see the question above.

Can I rely on the Risk Manual for legal, regulatory or other critical issues?

In a word, no. OpenRisk cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here for specific jurisdictions. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in relevant field etc. See [[Wikipedia:General disclaimer]] for more cautionary information.

Who owns the Risk Manual?

Check the applicable copyright here.

Why do I need a special account to write Manual articles?

Becoming a Contributor to the Manual is somewhat similar to agreeing to write an article for a journal or encyclopedia (or review and edit somebody else's work). This carries responsibility, not to mention that you need to read, understand and agree the license under which you contribute your work.

Why am I having trouble logging in?

Contact us.

How can I contact OpenRisk?

See contact page for information.

Reg Database General Questions

What is the Regulatory Documentation Database

RegDB is an online resource for documenting financial regulation.

Can I edit / contribute to the database?

At present RegDB is not open for external contributions.

I see a login button but I cannot login

You do not need to login to make use of the database.