Distance Learning Orientation - Step 1

This tutorial attempts to cover the following topics.

What's it like to take a Distance Learning course?

  • How is it different from a course on campus?
  • How do I communicate with my instructor and classmates?
  • How are assignments handled?
  • How is my learning assessed?
  • What can I do to make sure I am successful as an online student?

Using the VCCS Applications (Blackboard, Google Docs, and Email)

  • Logging In
  • My Institution
  • My Courses
  • Navigation buttons
  • Posting Assignments
  • Using VCCS Email
  • Using Google Docs for Education

Using academic resources in your courses

  • Library resources
  • Learning Center

Getting help when you need it

  • Blackboard student help
  • Access problems
  • Course questions
  • Computer problems

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