I love how in life, such small things can take you by surprise and bring pleasure. I finally figured out why my teacher hadn't responded to my e-mails. He had in fact, just through the confusing way of my online course. And of course I couldn't find out how to read them. So he very nicely forwarded them to my regular e-mail account. He always had positive feedback to my previous assignments I handed in and wrote a very kind response to my "I had a miscarriage and my life is falling apart and I can't get the assignments in on time" e-mail. He told me that he was very sorry and that he couldn't even begin to imagine what I was going through and to take a bit of time to get my life back in order. And then he gave me an extension! I have until April 1st to hand in my last two assignments.