Welcome To CHM
This step off into cyberspace is an exciting new adventure for many of you. And certainly, our "virtual classroom" will differ in many ways from the face-to-face classroom. I offer resources to help you organize and facilitate the learning process, and to provide activities that promote your understanding of the material. You will teach yourself with my
help and with the help of your cyber classmates.
Your success in organic chemistry is directly related to how much time you are willing to invest in doing the course work. You may find your classmates to be useful resources. During the first week, you will be learning the fundamentals of Blackboard and working on the first assignment, "Conjugated Dienes."
I will be a primary resource. I am here to guide you through the difficult parts of organic chemistry. I check email and logon to the system frequently.
Let's get started....
The course is run though a CD provided by me and though Blackboard. After you enroll,
I will mail you the course CD to the mailing address you use to enroll.
Information about CHM 2020 is accessed from the course home page. If you are enrolled in Organic II, click on Syllabus from the CHM
2020 Homepage. Read the Syllabus.
Here are some suggestions to help make your experience a good one. As soon
as you receive the CD, copy the folders to your PC and keep the CD in a safe
1. Read the Syllabus completely and refer to it often.
2. Print the Chapter and Exam Schedule and the Homework Assignments for your edition of the text.
3. Complete the chapter assignments sequentially as they are shown in the Syllabus.
4. Read "Survival Tips for Online Students" to give you an idea of what is expected of an online student.
5. You will find login directions for Blackboard at the following site.
Blackboard Learning System TM (Release 6).
6. You will be able to login before classes officially begin.
Good luck and best wishes for a successful semester.
Dr. Ray A. Gross Jr.