1) To pass a course, complete all three of its assignments.
2) The 'name' part of the registration is your real name. It's so we can contact you about stuff if needed, and so we can mail you your Diploma. You can choose your superhero name later. your forum handle is fine just how it is, and there's no need to change it or register a new one or anything.
Personally, I thought the MCCC a novel idea, at the same time, my heroic persona would not look into the training to Sums Cum Laude, as Self Promotion and Making a Comic would be objectional to the hero I'd like to be.
Ok... strange question time. I do this a lot when I'm bored at work. I can see ways for it to happen, especially in Bob and Doug's case since they share a body, so I have to ask:
What would happen in the SGU if someone got both a red and a blue card? A demented Joker's idea of fun, a Two-Face super, a split personality, Bizarro clone, whatever.... "Is dual-card status SUPPOSED to happen" is NOT what I mean by this question, but rather, assuming stealth, sneaky actions or merely crapsack circumstances, if it has ALREADY happened or been arranged, or just appears necessary ... what happens next?
One card gets pulled? An assumption of guilt? Both sides laugh at 'you' and pull out weapons? Both of 'you' are told to choose or be chosen for? You are given a test for it?
Not that it's ever come up, but one person could only hold one card at one time. It would probably be pretty difficult to fraud one's way into a second, but if it was discovered, the Hero card would almost certainly be revoked, and possibly the Villain card as well. The demented joker would have to do some pretty slick identity theft type stuff to get away with it, the clone or conjoined twin is a separate person so the question is moot, and the person with DID is one person with a mental disorder, not two real people, so also moot. a possession-type dealie might be more complicated.
In short: it would be almost impossible to happen, and if it did, bad consequences.
Just a head's up, folks, you're not being asked to come up with characters to get the degree, you're doing this stuff AS YOU and your diploma will come with YOUR name on it. So Sue Jones is going to get her diploma as "Sue Jones, AKA Red Boots." Obviously you're going to be making up some stuff about yourself as a hero, though I suggest you give your parents a heads up if you're going to say that you're an orphan.
Anybody can create a character who is a hero. We want you to be able to show your credentials proudly and say "I am a certified superhero. See, here is my degree."
A good handful of the assignments involve posting pictures of yourself doing something, and this is one of them. Don't worry about them being ugly selfies. In fact, the sillier the pictures are, the more fun they will probably be. If you're concerned about your identity (and of course you are!) feel free do don whatever disguise you feel appropriate. It might be helpful to have a friend help you with the pictures so that you don't have to take them as selfies.
So say that Joe is working on his villain degree, and something that he is really bad at is taking candy from babies. He might post a picture of himself failing miserably at taking candy from a baby, then a picture (or a few. the best montages have a variety of shots) of himself training by picking things up or working out in a candy store, and then a final picture of his triumphant candy theft. He decides that his montage is set to "the candyman can" from Willy Wonka, and his assignment is complete. Obviously he needs to borrow a baby, or perhaps employ a stunt baby.
FYI: My mentioning this example does not in any way preclude someone using it for their assignment, cuz it sounds hilarious and I want to see somebody do it. >