New to Online Learning?
How Do I Get Ready for my Online Course?
If you have never taken an online course before, you will first need to prepare your
computer. You'll find hardware and software requirements listed on our
Online Readiness page. In addition to computer requirements, you will also
discoverthe personal characteristics, academic skills, and technical skills necessary
to succeed in online learning.
The Computer Settings page will help you check the Internet Explorer or Firefox
settings you need to access your online course, and use the Blackboard tools.
Student Tutorials demonstrate step-by-step procedures for utilizingCourse Tools
such as Discussions, Email, Assignments and Exams.
Ten Tips for Online Success shows you strategies that help you develop good online
learning habits and get the most out of your course.
Sound a little daunting? Then take our free, Blackboard 9.1 Orientation Course which steps you through the computer preparation and tool skills you need before you begin your first online course.