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 real-time live session.

Campus Orientation sessions for summer students will be offered via WebEx real-time – No seat reservation is needed. An access link will be available 30 minutes before a session starts.

For Summer 2020 Online Courses
All orientations will be provided via WebEx Online.  The access link will be available 30 minutes before a session starts.

For online courses starting on June 1
Monday, June 1, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Monday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

For online courses starting on June 15
Monday, June 15, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

For online courses starting on July 6
Monday, July 6, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Monday, July 6, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, July 7, 10:0 am – 11:30 am

For Fall 2020 online courses starting on August 26 – location TBA
Wednesday, August 26, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 27, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday, August 27, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, August 27, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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 – Login (.pdf)
Blackboard Basics and Success Tips (.pdf)

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