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In cases of student grievance or disciplinary matters, where it is impractical for a distance education student to appear in person to be heard, to afford the student due process and expedient resolve of issues, special accommodations may be made such as: written statements, telephone conferences, electronic mail, video tape, video conference, or similar means of communication. Beaufort County Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Distance learning students should contact state and federal agencies if they have complaints regarding accreditation or licensing issues.

 

Need Help?

Tricia Woolard
Blackboard Administrator
252 940 6312

triciaw@beafuortccc.edu

Penny Sermons
Director LRC/DL
252 940 6243

pennys@beaufortccc.edu

Saundra Pinkham
Information Services Librarian
252 940 6354

saundrap@beaufortccc.edu

Help for Students

 

First Steps

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING I SHOULD DO?

  • Information for your course will be found within the intructors' welcome message and under the Syllabus/Course Info button in Blackboard.
  • Your class syllabus is your guide to your class. It includes the information you will need to complete the course successfully. Read it thoroughly, even if you have taken muliple courses with the same instructor. Make note of any dues dates or special information.
  • Online students only must complete the Introductory Assignment located in each of your Blackboard courses (Section numbers 20-29) you are enrolled in. This assignment must be completed by the due date or you will be withdrawn from the course. Hybrid and Web-enhanced classes do not have to complete the Introductory Assignment unless your instructor requires you to.
  • Check-in to your course on a regular basis. Make sure you know what is happening! Check your student email as well.
  • Keep up with your weekly readings in the textbooks and online.
  • Complete your assignments and group work on time.
  • Let your instructor know right away if you have questions about your lectures, readings, assignments, discussions, etc. so that you can get help right away!! You can email your instructor directly from Blackboard under the Tools button.
  • Contact technical support as soon as possible if you have trouble with the Blackboard site while the course is running. If you do not tell anyone you are having problems, no one can help.

 

What Type of Blackboard Course Am I Enrolled In?

Blackboard - this is the campus wide software used for classes.

Hybrid - Section 40 classes. The primary delivery is on-line with a requirement that the students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions as determined appropriate by the college.

Online Courses - Section 20 classes. 100% of the instruction is delivered through the Internet, except on-campus testing may be required for some courses. These "non-traditional" courses are designed for students who are self-directed.

Web Enhanced - instructors and students meet face-to-face. Blackboard may be used for posting assignments, grades, quizzes and submissions. Internet access may be required.

The successful online student knows how to:

  • Start, shut down, and reboot a computer appropriately.  
  • Use a keyboard and mouse gracefully.  
  • Use his or her Internet Service Provider or otherwise gain access to the Internet.  
  • Access URLs (addresses) on the Internet.  
  • Use online search tools to locate materials on the web.  
  • Navigate forward and backward on web sites with links, frames, imagemaps, and other elements.  
  • Troubleshoot a URL or link that is not working.  
  • Recognize when a "plug-in" is needed to view a particular web page.  
  • Print pages in the programs he or she uses, especially web browsers.  
  • Send, receive, reply to, and forward email.  
  • Send and receive email attachments.  
  • Use a word processor.  
  • Copy and paste text across documents and software applications.  
  • Save a document or other file to a particular location.  
  • Find a file or document previously saved.
      
     

    Special Note

    Start your course on the first day of class,because a number of assignments may be due in the first two weeks.

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    New to Blackboard/Distance Learning or just need a refresher?

    Orientation Sessions are held in the BCCC Library the beginning of each semester.

    Summer 2014

    May 20, 2014 - Noon

    May 21, 2014 - Noon

     

    Log-In Procedure


    Classes are not available until the first day of class.

    Click on  the Blackboard Logo on homepage.

    Click on the Login button.

    Enter Username: last name + first initial + middle initial + 2-digit birth month + 2-digit day-of-birth.
    (All lowercase)

    Enter Password: last six digits of your social security #.

    You will access a screen called My Institution. All Online, Web-enhanced and Hybrid courses that you are enrolled in and other valuable information will be listed on this page. Look under the left hand column titled My Courses, click on your class name to enter the course.

    Types of Services Offered

    Your student email account will not be available until after the first day of class.

     

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