To access the class, point your browser to http://www.blackboard.odu.edu/. Click on login and then enter your ODU email account name (i.e. jspen004) and password.
Note: The above utilities will not give you your password if you have lost of forgotten it. The instructions say that you are to go into ODU or your local site, but ignore them. Instead, call 757 683-3192 and tell them you are an online student. They will verify your social security number, then give you a new password over the phone.
We will work inside a Web virtual classroom environment called BlackBoard. In it there are places to view assignments, post and respond to messages from other course participants, take tests and submit some assignments. You will need to plan on logging into BlackBoard at least twice a week. This can be done at any time.
We don't! This is an asynchronous online class, which means we neither physically meet nor hold scheduled classes. Instead, you will need to log into the course teaching environment regularly. There you will interact with the instructor and your fellow participants.
Not really! Blackboard works like most web sites, and you'll find it easy to get around after a few minutes. To learn all the ins and outs of Blackboard you can take a tutorial provided by ODU by going to http://www.odu.edu/dl/clt/bb/
Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:56 AM