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This is a SAMPLE Welcome Letter.  Please feel free to delete it completely or to use whatever sections you wish in your own online Welcome Letter.

Fall 2001
Welcome Letter

Fall 2001

Dear Conflict Management Online Student,

Welcome to Conflict Management on the Web.  I hope you  find this course interesting and use this as an opportunity to acquire another skill for your portfolio.  Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you respect and honor your views as well as the views of your peers.  

Read this letter carefully.

This course runs from August 27th - December 15, 2001.

There is no required on-campus orientation; however, orientation is scheduled the evening of Friday, August 24th.  Please check for specific times in mid-August. Participation is strongly recommended.  All orientation materials are on the Internet. The only required trips to campus are to purchase your  textbook package.  If  you have any questions or  problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-0704) or send me an email at first stop should be at my home page:

To get orientation materials and other relevant course information, from my home page, click on the "MGT 266 Online" button.  From there, click on "Fall 2001"

You should begin by reading the "Greeting" page, the "Survival Tips" page, and the "Syllabus and General Course Information" page.

Course Materials

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 "Log In."

Your first initial and your last name, all in lower case letters.
For example, if your name were Jane Lawrence, your user name would be:     jlawrence

Password:   Your Social Security number (no spaces and no hyphens)

For example, if your social security number is 123-45-6789, then your initial
password is 123456789

You can change your password after you logon. Click on "Personal Information" in the Tools frame and then click on "Change Password."

Blackboard 5.5

Our web course management system will be Blackboard 5.5. Although you cannot access the course materials site until August 24th, you can access information about Blackboard 5.5 and take a self-guided, self-paced tour:

1. Go to:

bulletFrom there, click on "Introducing Blackboard 5.5"
2. Next click on "Demo" under Infrastructure Products.
3. 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 5.5

    E-Mail Policy

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

      1.  In the subject area, enter MGT 266 and clearly identify the topic of your

       2. I will check my e-mail every business day (Monday through Friday).

       3. Homework assignments will be returned within ten days.

           respond as soon as possible.  If your e-mail  is a quick question or
           comment, I will respond within each business day.

Please send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this course.  Send your e-mail to B  I will create an e-mail list for the class.

Have a great semester,

Dr. Breen, Professor of Management
Prince George's Community College