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Register Now for Online Courses

Are you looking to register for online courses at SCCC but don’t know how? What are online courses and are they right for you?

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Getting Started and Finding Help in Blackboard

Be sure to visit the SCCC OIT Blackboard page and our YouTube page a full list of instructional material. Also remind students of our Student area which contains the SCCC Student Guide to Blackboard.

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The 5 Biggest Myths About Online Learning

Online learning can carry a stigma. Many may think students are buying a degree and others say these students are simply not smart enough for ‘traditional’ education. So what’s the real story? What are the biggest myths about online learning you should know about?

If you’re considering an online degree or have ever wondered who are the students who pursue one, check out the below infographic as it’s both whimsical and informative. What could be better than that?

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Register Now for Online Courses

Are you looking to register for online courses at SCCC but don’t know how? What are online courses and are they right for you?

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Organizing Your Course List

If you’ve logged into Blackboard recently, you might have noticed that the Winter session and Spring 2015 courses have been made available. For those that teach many courses and even just those who are teaching the same course in the Spring as they did in the Fall, it might difficult to find the course link you’re looking for to navigate to.  The following instructions will guide you through organizing your Course List so that it will be easier to find the course you’re looking for.

Click here to download a PDF of the instructions.

  1. On the Courses tab click on the Gear that appears when you move your curser over the title bar of the Course List module.CourseList
  2. To organize your courses by term, in the Terms section click on the Group by Term checkbox.GroupByTerm
  3. You can further organize the terms by sorting the terms. Click on the Up/Down arrow button to open the Reorder menu. Click on the up/down carats to move the terms into the arrangement you want. Click Submit to save.SortTerms
  4. If you only want to display the current term, uncheck the Show Term checkbox next to any term you don’t want displayed. NOTE: Remember to check off the box the next semester.ShowTerm
  5. Also, for a nice clean look, uncheck the Expand Term checkbox.ExpandCourses
  6. For those that aren’t using Blackboard Learn for for all their courses, you might want to make your traditional courses not appear in your Course List and leave only the online ones. In the Edit Course List section, you can check/uncheck fields that you don’t want to see for each course. If you uncheck all of the fields for a course, the course will not be shown in your Course List. NOTE: Remember which courses you make un-viewable in case you need to access them at a later date. You will have to return to this area to make them viewable.
  7. Once you are done selecting the options to organize your Course List, click on Submit to save your changes.



Navigating The New Learning Landscape

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November 2014 Blackboard Corner

Archive your Course!

At the end of each semester it is strongly advised that each instructor archive their Blackboard courses that contain any user interactions. Archived courses are saved as ZIP files and the process does not delete the courses from the Blackboard system. Please visit Blackboard’s help site for more detailed information at:

There is also a short video tutorial reviewing the archive process and can be accessed through Open SUNY’s Training Course Repository at: *

* Please note that the video was made before Blackboard Learn was upgraded this past August. Although the basic content of the video has not changed some of the settings may be slightly different.

Did you know…?:

OIT created an in-house video of how to copy course content between courses. The basic steps outlined in this video is also useful for copying fall 2014 course content into blank spring 2015 course templates:

NOTE: All of OIT’s Blackboard help resources can be found at: Also check out our YouTube videos:


Integrating Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering with Blackboard Learn

Are you planning to use one of Pearson’s MyLab or Mastering tools for one of your courses? If yes, did you know you can now integrate it within your Blackboard Learn course? With a few simple steps, you can create your Pearson’s MyLab course in  Blackboard Learn!

But you’ve been using MyLab for years without Blackboard Learn so why integrate them now?

  • Single Sign-on Access to Pearson’s MyLab tools for both you and your students through Blackboard
  • Grades from Pearson’s MyLab sync automatically into Blackboard’s Gradebook
  • All the tools that Blackboard has to offer side-by-side with your Peason’s MyLab content

Click here for the instructions on using Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering with Blackboard Learn

Click here for a flyer to hand out to your students on how they can access their Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering content through your Blackboard Learn course.






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