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Spring 2005
Welcome Letter

Spring 2005

Dear Introduction to Corrections Online Student,

Welcome to Introduction to Corrections 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 January 24, 2005 - May 16, 2005

You should begin by reading the "Start Here" page, and the "Syllabus and General Course Information" page.

Course Materials

You will be able to access course materials beginning January 24, 2005
The URL for this course is:  http://pgcconline.blackboard.com
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: http://www.blackboard.com

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

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

Have a great semester,

Prof. Tangula D. Duhart, Professor of Criminal Justice
Prince George's Community College