Getting Started with Your Online Courses at DACC
REGULAR START FALL TERM 2014 (Beginning 8/18/14)
Students will be able to access those courses on 8/15/14
5 Tips from Successful Online Students:
Have the right technology
Know what kind of learner you are
You need to be able to work alone
Let yourself take breaks
To register for online courses, please call 217-443-8800. NOTE: If you register for classes today, Blackboard courses will not appear on your Bb Course List until the next day.
Step 1. Get your ID and password
If you have problems retrieving your username and/or password, contact the Computer and Network Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.443.8861 (Naomi Yonke) or 217.443.8871.
Step 2. Log in to Blackboard and locate your course(s):
You may want to bookmark this website for easy access.
**PLEASE NOTE: Most online courses offered at DACC are taught via Blackboard with the exception of the following course. Please use the link provided below:
BOFF-140-W1 [Medical Terminology - Instructor: Michelle Cornell] (uses Evolve)
ASED-056-WH [GED Review - Instructor: Stacy Orlea] Click Here for Information
Step 3. Complete the Online Orientation (INST-110) module in Blackboard (For students taking their first online course at DACC)
If a student has never taken a course online before, he or she is encouraged to access the Online Learning Orientation (INST-110) before participating in an online course. This is not a graded activity but will help familiarize you with Blackboard courses. After you login to Blackboard, you will see a module called "My Courses." This contains a list of all of the courses for which you are registered (they will become available on the Friday before the first day of class) and a link to INST-110. Click on this link to open the tutorial. Follow instructions provided.
Face-to-face (on campus) orientations are also offered. Please contact your academic advisor or call Registration at 217-443-8800 to sign up.
Step 4. Locate and enter your class in Blackboard
Click on the "DACC Online" or "Courses" tab inside Blackboard. Your courses will be listed on the right side of the page under "My Courses." To enter your class, click on the course name. This will take you "inside" your class.
Step 5. Read carefully and follow your instructor's directions.
Once you log into your course, you should see some directions about what to do next, and how to begin working in the course. The instructor will probably have a syllabus and other course information for you to read. If your course uses Blackboard, email the instructor using the internal course email tool. If you do not see an email tool in your Blackboard course or other course portal, send an email to your instructor's DACC email account by using the email address you found on the course list. Contact your instructor if there's something you don't understand!
Please note: online courses usually still require textbooks!
Be sure to check with the campus bookstore!
If you have questions, your first point of contact is your instructor.
For Blackboard technical support, please contact:
You may also use this convenient web form:
Technical Support Request Form
Danville Area Community College is accredited for distance delivery of courses that satisfy the certificate and/or degree programs in Accounting; Marketing Mid-Management; Travel and Tourism; and the general transfer Associate of Science and Arts (ASA) degree by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.