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 Fall 2021 semester begins on August 30, 2021, however certain module courses begin at different times during the term. You should check your course schedule in Banner Web for course start dates.
You will have access to your course(s) in Blackboard starting on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 so you can log into your course(s), view the schedule, syllabus, and any announcements from your instructor. If the course doesn’t start on August 30, 2021 you will have access to your course five days prior to the start date as a note on your course schedule in Banner Web.
Most instructors will have an announcement with getting started instructions for that specific course so log in anytime after 7:30 am on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 for course-specific information.
Step 1: Log into Blackboard Learn using your T-Wolves username/password (need help with username/password? Call 716-210-2505)
Step 2: Complete Learning to Learn Online – If you are new to online, hybrid, blended, or hyflex learning or new to using the Blackboard Learning Management System, you should complete this course. This Learning to Learn Online 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 3: Log into your course(s). Log into your course on August 25th to 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 into 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 August 25th for further instructions.
Check your course schedule in Banner Web for start dates as some courses start later in the semester and you will have access to those courses five days prior to the start date.
Learn more about the instructional methods for online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex here.
Step 4: If you still need assistance, email us at email@example.com.
How to get started in Online, Hybrid, Blended, and Hyflex Courses
The fall semester began on Monday, August 30th. 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.
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).