Peggy Beck, Department of Mathematics

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Welcome Letter

Summer 2007

Dear Calculus Online Student,

Welcome to Calculus on the Web.  I hope you  find this course interesting and use this as an opportunity to acquire valuable skills for your future courses.  Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you complete assignments on time.  

Read this letter carefully.

This course runs from June 4 - July 25, 2007.

 You will need to take three (3) exams on campus. You may also visit the campus to purchase your  textbook package, or you may do so online at  If  you have any questions or  problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-0458) or send me an email at pbeck@pgcc.eduYour first stop should be at my home page:

To get orientation materials and other relevant course information, from my home page, click on the "MAT 242" button. 

You should begin by reading the "Survival Tips" page, the "Important Dates" page, and the "Syllabus" page.

Course Materials

You will be able to access course materials beginning June 1, 2007.
The URL for this course is:
You will need a Username and Password to "Log In."


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

Blackboard 6.0

Our web course management system will be Blackboard 6.0. Although you cannot access the course materials site until June 1, you can access information about Blackboard 6.0 and take a self-guided, self-paced tour:

1. Go to:

bulletFrom there, click on "Introducing Blackboard 6.0"
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 6.0

    E-Mail Policy

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

      1.  In the subject area, enter MAT 242 and clearly identify the topic of your message.

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

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

Add your email to the Blackboard email list, which will create an e-mail list for the class.

Have a great semester,

Mrs. Peggy Beck, Professor of Mathematics
Prince George's Community College