DE Newsletter

DE Newsletter
Summer 2011

New format for the DE Newsletter!

IN THIS ISSUE:


Blackboard 9.1

Just prior to the start of this semester the version of Blackboard in use was updated. Students should not notice any changes to the way Blackboard looks or functions.

Students should note that Firefox is the preferred browser for Blackboard.

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Need Assistance?

Students are encouraged to visit the Cougar's Den, available online. Here, students are able to locate information in the form of tutorials and FAQs pertaining to many topics related to distance classes. This includes things such as Blackboard related tasks, Cougar Mail, Webadvisor, Final Exams, and much more! Students are able to call for assistance with the following:

*If contacting CCCC is not a local call for you, and you live in NC, use the toll-free number (1.800.682.8353). The last 4 digits of the numbers above serve as the extensions for the toll free number.

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Faculty Profile

Mrs. Coggins is a Lee County native and no stranger to CCCC. She is a 1971 graduate who went on to obtain her B.S. in Technology from Appalachian. After teaching for 31 years in Lee County Schools, she began teaching OST classes on an adjunct basis. These classes focus on showing students how to effectively and efficiently work in an office setting. She enjoys teaching online because of the technology involved and uses Blackboard to its full benefit. Mrs. Coggins has the following tips for distance students:

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, pets, sports, and family. With herself, her husband, and her son each pulling for a different team, playoffs become quite exciting in the Coggins household.

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Academic Assistance Services

The services provided by the Academic Assistance Center are not only for seated students. Distance students, both local and remote, are encouraged to take advantage of the services also. Some of the services available include:

Students should contact their nearest campus's AAC for hours.

We encourage you to utilize our Academic Assistance Centers - located on the Lillington, Pittsboro and Sanford campuses. It is our goal to provide you high quality tutoring, modern technology as well as an environment that is conducive to learning.

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Web Tools

Need to take your bookmarked sites with you on the go? Online collections are the way to go! Two such websites are delicious.com and iKeepBookmarks.com. Both sites are free and allow you to keep your lists private or public.

Bookmarks not the only thing you need to be accessible online? Files can also be uploaded to dropbox.com. Files can be synced from a computer or other device and retrieved by another.

Important Dates

Important Dates

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