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Blackboard & Distance Education Guide

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Blackboard is a learning environment where students submit class assignments, take tests, participate in group discussions, read announcements, and more. Instructors also use Blackboard to provide information to students and to track attendance and record grades.

Whether you're a student or an instructor, learning how to use Blackboard is vital to your success at CPTC.

CPTC Code of Conduct - Distance Education

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Please take the time to read the CPTC Handbook including sections "Distance Education- Online Classes" and "Student Code of Behavior" that includes the Code of Conduct/Discipline and Acceptable Computer and Internet Usage procedures. It is important to note that these procedures apply in both Distance Education and traditional settings. 

Things that would not be allowed in person are still not appropriate online. Others in your class may be reading what you post along with your instructor. Consider how the reader may interpret or have a responsibility to act on the information that you are sharing in course discussions (such as mandated reporters). We are here to learn. Learners should be aware of how writing can promote the learning environment. Please watch this short video demonstrating basic Discussion Board Netiquette and see the resource that has more information about specific topics for further exploration. Visit Discussion Board Etiquette to learn more. 


Submitting Assignments in Blackboard

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Please watch the video and view the attached instructions on how to submit assignments to a dropbox.

Useful Links

The arrows in the image below show where to log in, how to get started, and how to get help using the features on the Blackboard landing page. 

Blackboard Useful Links (Login, Help Desk Request, How to Get Started)