Fall 2004

Dear Online Student,

Welcome to CIS 101, Reference # 9366 and # 9483, Computer Literacy, on the Web.  I hope you find this course interesting and use this as an opportunity to acquire another skill set for your professional portfolio.  Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you read this letter carefully.
This course runs from August 30 to December 10, 2004.
There will be a required on-campus course orientation on Thursday, August 26, at 7 p.m.  Most orientation materials will also be available on the Internet.  After the orientation, the only required trip to campus is to purchase your textbook package.  If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call me (301) 322-0004 or send me an email at romneypb@pgcc.edu  Your first stop should be at my home page: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~promney

To get orientation materials and other relevant course information, from my home page, click on the "CIS 101 online" button.  You should begin by reading over the course "Syllabus" page.  From the sidebar, also click on the "Survival Tips" page.

Course Materials
You will be able to access course materials beginning Monday August 30th.

BlackboardThe Blackboard URL for this course is:  http://pgcconline.blackboard.com/
You will need a Username and Password to "Log In."

Use the 1st letter of your first name, 1st 3 letters of your last name and the 2 digit month and 2 digit date of your birthday, all in lower case letters.  For example, if your name were Jane Lawrence, and your birthday was January 16, then your user name would be:   jlaw0116

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

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

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

1.  In the subject area, enter Course Title (CIS101), your section number (Course Reference Number) 9366 or 9483, and your last name (no nicknames please).  Clearly identify the subject of your email in the first sentence of your message.  E-mail not following this standard will be deleted without being read.
Example:  CIS101 9366 (or 9483) Smith
Hi Ms. Romney,
This e-mail message concerns the due dates for our second course assignment.

2.  I will check my e-mail every business day (Monday through Friday).
Please send me an initial e-mail message from the account that you will use for this course.  Send your e-mail to romneypb@pgcc.edu  I will create an e-mail list for the entire class soon.  Have a great semester. 


Paulette Romney
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Prince George's Community College