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Areas of Study | | INST110 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: INST110
COURSE TITLE:Online Learning Orientation
DIVISION:Institutional / Developmental Ed
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:0
CONTACT HOURS:
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:Online, In-person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The Online Learning Orientation is required for all students taking an online course at Danville Area Community College for the first time, or using Blackboard Learn for the first time. The orientation is free; students will not be charged any fees for the orientation. The orientation focuses on technical and practical preparations for the virtual classroom. Within the hands-on modules of the orientation, students will practice common online course activities including attaching files and submitting assignments, posting and responding in a discussion forum, sending e-mail, and navigating within a course. Activities and quizzes/exams will help students check their progress throughout the orientation. Students completing all activities will be eligible to print a Certificate of Completion.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
After completing the Orientation, students should be able to:
  • Log in to the Blackboard Learning Management System
  • Be able to navigate around the Blackboard environment
  • Send an e-mail within Blackboard
  • Attach a file to submit to an assignment drop box
  • Complete additional activities available in Blackboard
  • Post to a discussion forum
  • Launch, complete, and submit a quiz/test in Blackboard
  • Pass an Orientation Comprehension Exam with a score of 70% or better

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Complete all areas of the Orientation:
  • Readings
  • Activities
  • Assessments
  • Comprehensive Final Assessment (with a grade of “C” or better)

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Website: https://www.dacc.edu/online
Blackboard: https://dacc.blackboard.com

EVALUATION:

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 & below = F


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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