Getting Started in Online, Hybrid, Blended, Hyflex Courses at NCCC
Thank you for choosing to study with NCCC. Our records indicate you have enrolled in an online, hybrid, blended, or hyflex course for the upcoming semester. The following is a list of things you can do to prepare yourself for success this semester.
You will need to log on the first day of class and be prepared to spend a good amount of time completing your work during the term. The Spring semester begins on January 18, 2022, however certain module courses begin at different times during the term. You should check your course schedule on Banner Web.
You will have access to your course(s) in Blackboard starting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. If the course doesn’t start on January 18, 2022, you will have access to your course five days prior to the start date as a note on your course schedule in Banner Web.
Learn more about the instructional methods for online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex.
Step 1: Check your course schedule on Banner Web for course start dates. You will have access to your courses in Blackboard Learn 5 days before the course start date for winter, spring, summer, and fall terms. If you’ve registered for a course after the start date, you will have access within 24 hours on Blackboard.
Step 2: Log in to Blackboard Learn using your T-Wolves username/password (need help with username/password? Call 716-210-2505). Log in to Blackboard on or before the course start date to make sure you have access to your course.
Step 3: Log in to your course(s) – View the course schedule, syllabus, and announcement from the professor. Your professor will have a “Start Here or Welcome Announcement” to guide you on how to start the course and any required course materials. If the course is blended the course announcement should have the information you need to log in to Zoom for your 1st class, so block out the days and times for the live zoom class as per the course schedule. If the course is hyflex you can choose your preference and change the mode on how you attend from one class meeting to the next as needed. The days/times listed in Banner Web are the times you can choose to attend the class on campus/virtual, check the Blackboard announcement or the course syllabus on Wednesday, January 12th for further instructions.
Step 4: If you are new to online, hybrid, blended, or hyflex learning or new to using the Blackboard, complete Learning to Learn Online. This course is not mandatory but will help you get acclimated if you are new to these instructional modes of learning. (from the My NCCC tab in Blackboard you will see the link on the far-left side.) You will learn how to use Blackboard, what to expect as a digital learner, how to succeed, and where to get help. There are a few activities to give you practice in the wrap-up & participate module.
Step 5: If you still need assistance, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-614-6488
How to get started in Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex Courses
The spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022. We would like you to view the Recording “Get Started in an Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex course, and How to Access and Navigate Blackboard.” You will learn how to access and navigate Blackboard, our campus Learning Management System, how to start an Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex course, and where to get help when you need it.
How to Access and Navigate Blackboard
• What is an Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex Course-Expectations, Requirements, Attendance
• How to access and navigate Blackboard, finding your course list, and assignments
• Course Calendar/Schedule and when to “attend class”
• How to contact your professor
• How to access Starfish and Banner Web
• Resources, and where to find help
• Learning to Learn Online-How to manage time for digital learners, communicate professionally in an online environment, analyze writing assignments, and read strategically
Personalized 1-1 Workshops Available
The Online Learning Department is running continuous Beginner and Advanced workshops for students enrolled in an Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex course. Schedule a personalized 1-1 workshop to bring clarity to your digital learning journey; while guiding you through your online courses to achieve your academic goals. Appointments are available via phone, zoom, or in-person (15, 30, 60 min. sessions).