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|Getting Started Online
WHAT IS BLACKBOARD?
Saddleback's online courses are powered by Blackboard (a Web-based course management system designed to allow students
and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online
materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching). Instructors can provide students with course materials, discussion
boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, an academic resource center,
and more. They may supplement an on-campus class by putting
their syllabus and handouts on their course sites. In contrast, other
courses may be conducted entirely online, without any
New Course Shells
New blank course shells are created automatically for all faculty by ticket number when the class schedule becomes available. You will need to make the course visible(available) or invisible(unavailable) to your students via MySite.
Keep in mind that Blackboard Snapshot Controller is scheduled every TWO hours on the ODD hours (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7 etc..). Therefore, when you make the course visible/invisible in MySite at 6, it won't be available to students until 7 and after.
All student enrollments are now automated. All adds/drops should be completed through MySite every TWO hours on the ODD hours.
|Browsers & Plug Ins
Support Browsers, Plugins & Operating Systems for Blackboard 9.1
- Download and install Java, http://www.java.com
- Keep your computer virus free.
- Disable "pop-up" windows/blocker.
- If you are a DSL user and have your firewall set, you will need to disable your firewall while using the Blackboard chat tool.
- You may experience difficulties if you access from work because of network security.
- Clear your Browser's cache (internet temporarily files) to free up some computer space.
- When using a public computer, you need to exit the browser completely after you log off Blackboard.
|FACULTY ONLY Accessing Blackboard
access Blackboard, go to http://saddleback.blackboard.com. For those of you who have the old URL, http://socccd.blackboard.com on your syllabi, do not worry. You do not have to change it. The Saddleback URL is just another way to access Blackboard. OR you can can click on the Blackboard Logo located at the top-right
of this page, and enter your user name and password.
User Name: The first part of
your email address before @saddleback.edu (i.e. jdoe).
Password: Your email password (DEFAULT IS USUALLY the last four digits
of your social security number + two zeros). Click the LOGIN
||Students have different login credentials - click here for more info