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Getting Started with Online Learning

Getting Started

Step 1: Attend Online Student Orientation:               

Visit the New Student Orientation Session      

Step 2: Textbooks:        

The Summer 2015 session book information will be posted on May 13th, 2015*. Students are not to order any course materials prior to that date. Click to read more information on textbooks.      

Step 3: Broadcasts (Section TW courses only):               

Summer 2015 term broadcasts will begin airing June 3, 2015* on public broadcasting Channel 20. Click here to view broadcast schedule.        

Step 4: Retrieve username:            

Go to and follow the steps to activate your student username and password that allows you to login into ( (your official class information), Student Email ( (required for all Online Learning courses) and Blackboard ( (website for all of your Online Learning courses).              

Step 5: Course Pursuit:              

Students can begin to login to their Summer 2015 online course(s) on June 3, 2015*. Login to for syllabus information. This will be the first day you can login to your course(s).        

Students registered in Online learning courses who fail to logon and navigate each Blackboard course at least once on two different days before the statistical reporting day (6/3/2015 to 6/10/2015 by 11:59 pm)* of the term will be withdrawn from the course and issued an NSW. Absolutely no tuition or fee refunds or adjustments will be given after these dates.       

Example: John registered for an online course. The first day of Summer 2015 classes start on June 3, 2015. John logs on to on June 3, 2015 and downloads the course syllabus. On June 4, 2015 John logs on to again and views what assignments are due for the week and any new announcements the instructor may have posted.         

Step 6: Student Email:           

Check your student email account at for any new messages you might have from your instructor.              

Step 7: Exams/Testing:              

All online courses require a minimum of one proctored exam. Students can schedule proctored exams and view testing times at each City Colleges Testing Center for the Spummer 2015 term beginning on June 3, 2015*. Students may also complete required Online Learning proctored exams at an offsite testing location.       

* Disclaimer: Dates are subject to change.