Your Course, XXX 123,Online
Dear XXX 123 Students,
Please read this letter carefully.
This course runs from XXXXXXXX
01, 2001 - XXXXX 01, 2001.
There is no required on-campus orientation for this course. All
orientation materials are on the Internet. The only required trip to
campus is to purchase your textbook. The Campus
Bookstore has the textbook for this course:
Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management
Hilgert &Leonard, 8th Edition
South Western Publishers
If you have any questions or
problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-XXXX) or send me an email
Your first stop should be at my home page:
Course Materials: Student
Login Procedures for Blackboard 5
You will be able to access
course materials beginning XXXXXXX 01,
Login to Blackboard
– For Students
The Prince George's Community College
Blackboard 5 web site is located at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com
- Go to Prince George's Community College's Blackboard site at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com
- Click on the button labeled
- You will see a dialogue box that asks you to enter your username
Your username will be: (first initial of first name)( first 3
initials of last name) (your birth month expressed as two digits;
for example, if your birthday is in March, it would be entered as
03) (your birth date expressed as two digits; for example if your
birth date is on the first of the month, it would be entered as 01).
Use only lowercase to enter your username; use NO spaces.
For example, if your name is John Smith and your birthday is April
8, your username will be
Your password will be: your full 9-digit Social Security
Number (no spaces and no hyphens)
For example, John Smith’s password will be
The College recommends that you immediately change your
password. To change your Blackboard password, follow these
Login to Blackboard using your given username and
- From YOUR Blackboard Welcome page (you will see WELCOME, ___!
In bold letters at the top of this page), click on Personal
Information in the Tools Box on the left side of the page.
- Click on Change Password
- Fill in the requested information. You can change your password
to any combination of numbers and letters. Keep in mind that Black
Click the Submit button in the lower right corner.
- Write down your username and password information so you can
refer to it if you forget.
More About Blackboard 5
Our web course management system will
be Blackboard 5. Although you cannot access
the course materials site until January 22, there are two ways
that you can learn more about the Blackboard 5 system.
I. You take a self-guided,
A. Go to: http://www.blackboard.com
|From there, click on
"Introducing Blackboard 5|
C. Then read the Demo page and click on
"Click here to begin"
that your speakers are on.
able to take a self-guided, self-paced tour of
II. You can access the Blackboard
5 Level One Student Manual
to find out more about how to use
Blackboard 5. Most
students find Blackboard easy to learn
and easy to navigate. But, if
you have question contact us at
Please use the following
guidelines when sending e-mail to me.
1. In the subject
area, enter XXX 123 and clearly identify the topic of your
A. XXX 123: Question about __________
B. XXX 123: Comment about _________
C. XXX 123: Homework Assignment _______
typically check every week day and sometimes on the weekends. If I
am going to be out of town with no Internet access, I will post that
information in the Announcements area.
3. If your
question requires a lengthy explanation/response from me, I will
respond within twenty four hours. If your e-mail is a quick
question or comment, I will respond as soon as I read it.
Please send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this
Have a great semester,