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Welcome to Online Learning at Chabot College! Below is a self-paced orientation intended for students who are enrolled in an online or hybrid course (an online course with meetings). Students interested in signing up for an online/hybrid course are welcome to review the orientation as well. The orientation can be completed/revisited at any time and consists of video demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. Completion of the Orientation may take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. You may also be interested in an on-campus, drop-in assistance.

In a hurry? Here's a printable "checklist" of topics covered in the orientation(PDF).

STEP 1: Review the details of your course(s) in the class schedule


Your first step is to check the details of your course(s) in the CLASS-Web schedule to verify the course start date (note whether it is a late start course!) and find out about any required on-campus meetings or special notes for the course. Not that some hybrid courses (online courses with meetings) may require that you attend the first meeting prior to logging into Blackboard.

How does an online/hybrid course work?

Video: Myths and Facts about Online Courses

 

STEP 2: Verify, update, or change your email address used with Blackboard

 

In order to receive email from your instructors, you must determine which email account you want to use for Blackboard. The default email address posted in Blackboard is your Zonemail, but you have the option to forward email or use a personal email address. Either way, you'll want to make sure that you are accessing whichever email address you plan to use so that you receive any important information from your instructors.

STEP 3: When your class is scheduled to start, login and navigate Blackboard

 

On the day that your course is scheduled to begin, you should be able to access your online course by logging into Blackboard. Please note that not all instructors use all of the Blackboard tools below.

 

STEP 4: Tips for Success

 

What does it take to be a successful online learning student? Being comfortable with basic use of a computer and navigating the internet and using a variety of online learning technology tools is certainly a component, but there are many other non-technical skills that are important to ensuring a successful experience in your online learning courses, including:

 

STEP 5: Know how/where to get help

 

A variety of online support services are available to you throughout the duration of your online/hybrid course experience.

If you have a question about an online course or logging into Blackboard, click on the green "Need Help" button and submit the online form with the requested information. One of our Online Learning Student Support staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Requests are usually answered within a matter of hours, no more than 24 hours (weekends and holidays excluded).

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 
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