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Virtual Blackboard Orientation and General Q&A Session for Students

Come learn how to navigate your online courses in Blackboard, where to find our most requested student resources, and get answers to your questions.

When 

Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 8:00 pm 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm 

 

Link to Join 

Virtual Blackboard Student Orientation and General Q&A Session  

 


Registering for Online classes

Beginning Your Online Class

You are enrolled in an online course.  Now what?  This section will provide you with some of the key information to get you started with your course.  Even if you have taken an online course before, we urge you to read it carefully. Here’s what you need to do.

  • Make sure your computer is ready to go.

  • Login to Blackboard and Learn how the Basics of how to use the system.

    • Online classes use an online learning platform called Blackboard (https://wcjc.blackboard.com). Additional help and instructions on logging in can be found on the login page. 
    • If this is your first time taking an online course at WCJC you may want to familiarize yourself with the platform by reviewing the Blackboard Student Overview.  You can also review the on-demand videos provided by blackboard if need additional information.  
    • A day or so after you register for any class, you should see the "My Organizations" area and a  "Student Resource" Organization appear in that section.  This organization will give you a great overview of how blackboard works, how to prepare your computer for testing, and how to get help if you are stuck.  
  • Login to Blackboard on the first day of the semester to begin your classes.

    • Courses will not be visible until the first day of the semester.

    • You can access Blackboard through the MyWCJC Portal, or directly at the Blackboard Login Page https://wcjc.blackboard.com. Additional help and instructions on logging in can be found on the login page.  
    • After logging into Blackboard, you will see a "My Courses" area.  Click on the name of the course to enter the course
      • Most courses will contain a "READ ME FIRST" document and a "Getting Started" section to orient you to the course.  
  • Purchase your textbooks and other course materials.

    • Your schedule lists the course number and section (like PSYC 1300).  You can obtain more information about course textbooks by visiting the Bookstore

Stuck? Need Assistance?

If you experience any trouble accessing your course by the first day, please contact the Student Help Desk by completing the Request for IT Support Form or by calling (979) 532-6568.

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