online courses. This orientation is a required prerequisite for any online students,
and can be completed at any time leading up to registration.
6. Review COCC's Technology Requirements
If you're taking online classes, knowing that your computer - or access to a
computer lab - meets our standards for capable technology and software is really
important! Make sure you're prepared by reading through our Technology
Requirements page. You can also Tour a Blackboard course to see what kind of
environment you'll be working in as an online or hybrid student.
7. Read the Netiquette Guidelines
Online communication is unique, with its own set of 'rules' to guarantee a
smooth experience when working in your online classes. Read through our guide
to avoid committing a blunder online, and ensuring good communication
between yourself and your peers and instructors.
8. Register for classes
Register for classes online through your Bobcat Web Account. Detailed
information about how to register is available on the registration website. Your
COCC ID is set up when you are admitted and the default password is your
birthday (mmddyy). If you have forgotten your username or password, use the
links on the login page to get help.
9. Visit the Student Resources Page
In Blackboard, you'll see two tabs at the top of the main page: eLearning and
Student Resources. Each page has a collection of on-demand links to COCC
resources, like the CAP Center, Testing and Tutoring, Disability Services, and the
Library, as well as technology tutorials and other self-help guides. Be sure to
familiarize yourself with these two pages!
10. Login to your classes!
Making sure you log in to each of your online classes as soon as possible during
the first week of classes is really important. The COCC attendance policy allows
your instructor to give your seat to someone else if you do not participate during
the first week. If you are unable to log in on the first day, contact your instructor.