- You need to be self-motivated and self disciplined. This is true for all online courses, which, you the student, have much more freedom than you normally would in a traditional classroom setting.
- You must be willing to use technology. Since this is an online course, you will need to be comfortable with using a computer and the Internet.
- Carefully re-read questions and your responses to them; this will help ensure that you are satisfied with your answer selection before you submit it for grading.
- Set aside some space at in your home to keep your school stuff. It is important to have some organization, even if it is just two folders were you keep your notes.
- Prevent distractions at home. Education is a very selfish thing; any time given to distractions will hamper your learning effort.
- Take a deep breath! The first online learning experience can be a little intimidating for anyone, but once you get the hang of it, you will do fine!
- Apply what you learn.
byon August 29, 2014
When I graduate in a few months with a degree in political science from North Carolina State University, I will have completed roughly one-third of my required hours over the Internet within the comfort of my own home.
My experiences with distance education have made me rather skeptical of some in the academic community who label distance education as the incestuous offspring of trend and convenience. It’s not.
These instructions are for instructors who wish to change the dates students have access to their course in Blackboard to dates different than the semester dates. For example, giving students access to their course in Blackboard earlier than the start of the semester or past the course’s end date.
- Log into Blackboard and select one of your courses.
- Scroll down the window until you locate the Control Panel section of the course menu(left pane).
- Click on Customization and select Properties.
- Scroll down the window to the section Set Duration Dates.
- Set the Start Date and End Date that you want your students to be able to access your course.
- Click on Submit.
When you export a course in D2L student file submissions are not included. If you wish to keep any of the submissions for your own records, please follow the instructions below.
- Go to your D2L course and select “Dropbox” from your course’s navigation bar.
- Select the Dropbox folder you wish to process.
- Select the checkbox at the top of the list of files to download. Then click the green ‘Download’ down arrow icon to the right/immediately after the checkbox.
- A new window should open and once D2L is finished processing the request, a link will appear to download.
- Click on the link to begin the download of the ZIP file which contains the student submissions.
- Repeat this process as necessary for any other assignments you have.