Marketing 263 - International Marketing

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XXXXX 2001
Your Course, XXX 123,Online
Orientation Letter


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 at

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, 2001.

Login to Blackboard – For Students 

The Prince George's Community College Blackboard 5 web site is located at  

  1. Go to Prince George's Community College's Blackboard site at  
  2. Click on the button labeled
  3. You will see a dialogue box that asks you to enter your username and password. 
    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 steps: 

  1. Login to Blackboard using your given username and password. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Click on Change Password 
  4. Fill in the requested information. You can change your password to any combination of numbers and letters. Keep in mind that Black 
  5. Click the Submit button in the lower right corner. 
  6. 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,  self-paced tour:

A. Go to:

From there, click on "Introducing Blackboard 5

C.  Then read the Demo page and click on "Click here to begin"
      Be sure that your speakers are on.
      You will able to take a self-guided, self-paced tour of               Blackboard 5

IIYou 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                                       

    E-Mail Policy

    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 _______

     2.   I 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 course. 

Have a great semester,