Associate Faculty, Visual Arts Department
ARTS 1301 Blended Course over Blackboard
Online classes differ from course to course. For my Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301) course assignments and tests have scheduled due dates, and students can work at their own pace within the perimeters of the due dates. There are no required in-person class dates. This course does not meet as a class at any time.
The class is taught over Blackboard, and you will need to set up a Blackboard account if you do not have one already. You can log into Cougarweb to set up an account. After you set up your Blackboard account the course should appear in your list of classes on the first day of class.
All of our course discussions, assignments, and tests will be conducted over the Blackboard course site. You should be proficient in using the internet and have access to Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works. All assignments in Word/Works will have to be uploaded to the course site for grading, and you should already be familiar with uploading and downloading attachments.
If this will be your first online course I suggest that you visit the Online Student Support Center for tips on succeeding in an online environment. The website for the Online Support Center is:
http://online.collin.edu. They offer online orientations titled "Are you READI?" and "What's Next?" that cover such topics as "How to Access Your Course", "Technology Requirements", etc. They will also meet with you face-to-face, if needed, and you can bring in your laptop for orientation assistance.
If you have any technical problems, please call 972-881-5870, or 972-377-1777. This support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, online support is available through the Online Support Center.
Syllabus ARTS1301.3BX1 Fall 2012
Access Blackboard via Cougarweb - Course Available First Day of Each Semester
Visual Arts Department Website