HLE 115 Personal and Community Health - Online

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Hle 115  Personal and Community Health Online
Orientation Letter

June 1, 2001   

Dear Student,

I am looking forward to the first online section of Personal and Community Health Online.  We will encounter problems along the way, but we will communicate and finish successfully.

Please read this letter carefully.

This course runs from August 27, 2001 - December 9, 2001

There is no required on-campus orientation
for this course.  Please refer to page 16 of the Fall Credit Schedule (if you have access).  There will be an on - campus orientation :Friday - August 24, 2001 @ 6:30 - 9 p.m. All orientation materials are on the Internet.  To purchase your  textbook go online or go in person..   The Campus Bookstore has the textbook for this course: Course HLE 115, Ref #9502, Instructor: Toler 

Access to Health
Donatelle, 7th Edition
Allyn and Bacon

If you have any questions or  problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-0514) or send me an email at Tolerie@ pgcc.edu

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 August 27, 2001.
The URL for this course is:

You will need a Username and Password to "login".

Username:  Your first initial and your last name, all in lower case letters.
                  Example, if your name is Jane Lawrence - Username: jlawrence

Password:   The last four digits of your Social Security number.
                  Example, 123-45-6789 -Password is 6789

NOTE:  Once you login, you may change both, but be sure to keep a copy of what change you make. If you forget your login, I can't help you.  Click on "personal information" in the Tool frame and then click on "Change Password".

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 (approximately) August 27, 2001 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: http://www.blackboard.com


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



    Please use the following guidelines when sending e-mail to me.

  E-Mail Policy

    My E-mail Address: Tolerie@pgcc.edu

1.  In the subject area, enter HLE 115 and clearly identify the topic of your
         e-mail:  Question about....
                     Comment about ....
                     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 during the week, Mondays - Thursday.  If your e-mail  is a quick question or comment, I will respond as soon as I read it.

lease send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this course. 

Have a great semester,  Ms. "T"

Iva Toler,
Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
Prince George's Community College