DE Newsletter

DE Newsletter
Fall 2012

Welcome to the first edition of Central Carolina Community College’s Distance Education Newsletter for students. Each newsletter will provide you with important information, so please take the time to read the newsletter when it is published.

IN THIS ISSUE:


Blackboard Mobile™ Learn

The college has purchased the Blackboard App: Blackboard Mobile™ Learn in order to provide students a more flexible way to access their Blackboard course sites. The App is now available for download at no cost to any mobile device regardless of service provider.

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New Facebook Page

Central Carolina Community College’s Distance Education Department has created a new facebook page. Join us on facebook.

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Security Tip: Change your Blackboard Password

Please be sure to protect the security of your Blackboard accounts. Remember to choose a password that would not be easily determined by others. For example, include special characters, upper and lower case letters, and numbers.

To change your password in Blackboard, login as you normally would and follow the steps below.

  1. Once you are logged in, look at the "Tools" area on the left-hand side of your screen.
  2. Click on the "Personal Information" link.
  3. Click on the "Change Password" link.
  4. Complete the fields to change your password using the advice above about creating a more secure password.
  5. Click "Submit". You now have a new Blackboard password. You username, however, does not change.

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Blackboard Tip

An alternate way to access the Blackboard Login page:
http://ccccblackboard.blackboard.com

By bookmarking this URL, you can bypass the CCCC website and go directly to Blackboard. This means you don’t lose Blackboard access when the college is down or slow.

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Eight Week Distance Education Classes Still Available

Notice: Eight week distance classes are still available if you need to pick up another course this fall semester. The last day to register for an eight week course is October 11th, and classes begin October 15th.

Available 8-Week Classes

For more information, contact: 919.718.7529 or 1.800.682.8353

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Proctored Exams

On-Site Proctored Exams

Distance Education proctored midterm exams will be held on October 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Civic Center located near the Lee County Campus. The latest any exam may be checked out is 7:00 p.m. You will need to provide a picture ID in order to obtain an exam. Please be sure you know the course you are taking, the section number, and your instructor’s name. For further information on onsite proctored exams, visit the link on our website.

Off-Site Proctored Exams

Students who live outside the three county service area may apply to take their exam with an off-site proctor. All students seeking off-site proctors must read the guidelines and submit a completed student/proctor agreement form no later than October 8, 2012 for midterms or December 3rd for finals.

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Important Dates

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Distance Education Contact Information

Bianka Stumpf
Director of Distance Education
Phone: 919-718-7470
E-Mail: bstumpf@cccc.edu
Bianka can help you with your questions and concerns about distance education policies and procedures as well as ensure you get the answers you need from the college.

Cristian Wood
Distance Education Advisor and Success Coach
Phone: 919-718-7315
E-Mail: cwood@cccc.edu
Cristian can help you with advising concerning program of study, course concerns, and student services.

Amanda Carter
Distance Education Coordinator
Phone: 919-718-7515
E-Mail: abcarter@cccc.edu
Amanda can help you with technical issues in your distance courses.

Jennifer Owens
Distance Education Specialist and Blackboard Administrator
Phone: 919-718-7457
E-Mail: jowens@cccc.edu
Jennifer can help you with your technical issues, questions about orientations, and proctored exams in distance courses.

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