Tutorials for you and your students on how to use the Virtual Classroom have been made available in your course sites. You will notice a new item in the left menu called “Virtual Classroom Tutorial” and that is where quick information on how to use the virtual classroom can be found. (If you are missing this tutorial, please login and submit a ticket to www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and indicate which course(s) you wish the tutorial to appear in). If you wish to suppress the tutorial from the menu, hover over the edit chevron icon to the right of that item, and you will see the option to “Hide Link.”
There is also a wiki page that will help students get started on common tools, such as discussion boards, journals, assignments and tests. In addition, all active students have access to a Student Orientation Blackboard Course site that provides a tutorial to practice submitting an assignment, completing an online test and completing a survey.
We are working to set up more opportunities and programs that will engage students with virtual learning over the course of the next few weeks: there will be more information about these programs in the weeks to come.