Campus Orientation

Orientations for fully online students are offered in the beginning of a semester. The campus orientations will also be available via WebEx online for students who cannot travel to MxCC campuses. Students taking hybrid courses will receive an orientation at the first meeting of your course. The schedule posted below are for fully online students. The orientation will help you get familiar with online course interface, learn basic features, and obtain online learning success tips. First time fully online students at MxCC are highly recommended to attend an orientation. Your NetID and the password for myCommNet are needed at the orientation.

Before coming to an orientation, you should know your NetID and test your password. If you do not know your NetID, click here to find out. If your initial password does not work, click here for password reset.

Online orientation is available for those who are not able to attend a campus orientation for new online students.

Campus Orientations for Online Students – No seat reservation is needed.

For Summer 2018 Courses Starting on May 29th 

Middletown, Wheaton 306
Tuesday, May 29, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 30, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday, May 31, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For Summer 2018 Courses Starting on June 18th

Middletown, Wheaton 306
Monday, June 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For Summer 2018 Courses Starting on July 5th

Middletown, Wheaton 306
Thursday, July 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For Fall 2018 Courses Starting on August 28th

Location: Library Computer Classroom (Middletown Campus)

Tuesday, August 28, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, August 29, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 30, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday, August 31, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

All sessions are accessible online via WebEx for students who cannot travel to our campus. Please email to mxccdistance@mxcc.commnet.edu to obtain information about how to log on.

Topics

(1) Log on to Blackboard
(2) Navigation in Blackboard
(3) Basic tools: Announcement, Discussions, Mail, Assessment (online tests), and Assignments (drop boxes).
(4) Success tips in online learning
(5) Trouble-shooting tips and help contact

Introduction – Log On (.pdf)
Blackboard and Success Tips (.pdf)

Those who can not make the campus orientation should go over the online orientation.