How to Use Blackboard ~ Prof. Holzer

Blackboard is an online course enhancement that is used for different kinds of courses at UALR, including distance-learning courses, hybrid courses, and face-to-face courses.

All major assignments for SCHL 3310 are posted on Blackboard, including all papers and journals. These assignments will be turned in to instructors via Blackboard.

Blackboard requires that you turn off pop-up blockers on your browser while you are using it.


To Log on to Blackboard:

Log on to MyUALR to go to the Blackboard web site. Save the link on your web browser as a Bookmark or Favorite.

On Blackboard, once you have logged on, click on the link for our course, SCHL 3310. When the next window opens in your browswer, you will see a column on the left-hand side of the screen that lists these menu choices:

Home Page, Start Here, Information, Help, Course Content, Unit 1, Journals, Learning Modules, Assessments, and so on.

At different times during the semester, you will go to these course tools to get information and to complete course work. Please click on each of the course tools to familiarize yourself with the resources the instructors have provided for you there. The course consists of Eight (8) Units. At the start of the semester, only Unit 1 is visible. Make sure you visit the menu item for the correct unit, and complete the items listed under each unit by the appropriate due date.


Additional Help

There is an "Orientation Guide" to Blackboard: http://ualr.edu/blackboard/welcome/how-to/

Students having problems logging in to MyUALR to access Blackboard that cannot be resolved by resetting the NetID password in BOSS should contact Blackboard Student Support http://ualr.edu/blackboard; to fill out a support ticket, use the online form at Contact and Hours. Also notify the course instructors if you are having trouble. Remember to plan ahead, and do not wait until the night before something is due to start working on it. It is not realistic to expect instructor assistance or tech support assistance in the wee hours of the morning right before an assignment is due. Plan ahead, so that a question or challenge does not become a crisis. As Ben Franklin wisely observed in Poor Richard's Almanac a long time ago, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Timeless advice.

 

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