Welcome to the BGSU Distance Learning Orientation page. If you have ever wondered, "What is Distance Education?", then you are in the right place.
How Online Classes work
Online courses at BGSU begin and end on the semester schedule and assignments and tests have specific deadlines. Although you do not have to travel to campus to attend courses, you must log in often to stay on track with due dates and to successfully complete each course.
Delivered completely online via Blackboard, you will find that BGSU online courses deliver the same quality content as face to face courses while using technologically advanced methods and providing a high level of interaction with your instructor and classmates.
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Online Experience - Orientation for Online Learners
This orientation is designed to look just like an online course you may take in the future. You will find many useful topics geared towards helping you understand what it means to be an online student. Read through the information and take the quizzes to find out if online learning is right for you.
The BGSU Online Experience should take between 30 min. - 60 min. to complete.
1. Logging in to Blackboard - Go to http://my.bgsu.edu and log in to Blackboard as a guest. Type in the following username and password:
2. Entering the Classroom - When logged in to Blackboard, look on the right side of the page for the box titled “My Blackboard Courses” and click on BGSU Online Experience.
3. Navigation - You have now entered the orientation classroom. Familiarize yourself with the environment by using the menu on the left side of the page to navigate throughout the classroom.
4. Quizzes - Feel free to take a look at the quizzes within the orientation. Upon completion, you will be able to see your score and some comments. Your score will not be saved for viewing later on.
5. Logging out of Blackboard - In the upper right corner of the Blackboard page, you will see three icons. Click the Logout button to the far right.
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