and Software Requirements
One of the
first things you will want to do before beginning your course is to make
sure that the computer and software you are using meet the standards that
are required. You will also want to make sure that your students have been
appropriately advised of any specialized software they may need for the
course. The general hardware and software requirements that are included in
course announcements for online courses may be found on the Hardware and Software
Requirements Page. If your course has additional requirements, it is
recommended that you notify students of such requirements prior to
registration by publication in the Undergraduate Master Course List,
Graduate Studies Bulletin, GothicNet Portal and/or Online Learning website.
Settings for Blackboard Learn
the Blackboard Learn learning management system does not require that any
special software be installed on your computer, you will need to be sure
that your web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox) is supported and
that it is configured properly for use with Blackboard Learn. We recommend
that you consult the Hardware and Software Requirements page before accessing your course for the first time.
Use your Web browser (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, etc.) to locate the
following URL: http://blackboard.njcu.edu
Enter your GothicNet ID in the
User Name field and your GothicNet password in the Password field and
click the "Login" button.
All online courses that you
are teaching or in which you are enrolled will appear on your My Web
Courses page. To enter a course, click on its name.
for Beginning Your Course
the instructions in your training packet for customizing your Blackboard Learn
course template, adding or modifying tools and adding content to your
course. You may also wish to consult the Online Course Quality
Checklist for tips on how to begin your course. If you need assistance,
contact your educational technologist.
Readable Documents to Blackboard Learn: All documents uploaded to
Blackboard Learn should be in PDF or HTML format so that all learners will be able to
view them. Documents uploaded in other file formats (e.g., Word, Excel,
etc.) can only be viewed by those students who have these applications
installed on their computers. If you need assistance in converting your
documents to PDF or HTML format, please consult the Educational Technologist to
whom you are assigned.
Policies and Procedures Related to Online Learning
should be aware of the following NJCU policies and procedures as they
pertain to online teaching and learning.
NJCU Procedures and Policies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online
Policy and Related Guidelines:
Use of Computing Resources Policy: http://www.njcu.edu/sites/default/files/pictures/responsible-use-of-computing-resources.pdf
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