Once You've Registered...
Before Class Starts
Step 1: Learn About Blackboard
Blackboard will be your interactive "Online Classroom". Blackboard is where assignments, discussions, quizzes (all depending on your instructor's teaching style) will be posted. Even though the Blackboard course will not be available to you (or appear in your Blackboard account) until the first day of class, you should still familiarize yourself with Blackboard. Click the link above to access Blackboard tutorials.
Step 2: Read Instructor Orientation Letter
This should be reviewed before the 1st day of class, as it contains valuable information about your instructor, textbooks, exam proctoring (if necessary), etc.
Step 4: Brush up on your computer skills
You will need to be proficient with computers in order to succeed in your online or hybrid class. Brush up on important computer skills by viewing these tutorials.
On the First Day of Class
Step 5: Access Your Course
Blackboard can be accessed at the Distance Learning site on the first day of your class. Instructors make their classes available on the first day of class. If it's not showing up on your Blackboard account (and you've checked your My Canyons class schedule to confirm you're officially enrolled in the class), contact the instructor. Once you've logged into the class, do the following:
Step 6: Proctoring During Tests
Some online classes may require on-site proctoring at either College of the Canyons or another approved site. Click here for details about test proctoring for classes at COC (coordinated through the TLC).