Purpose of the Tour

Many students are getting in trouble because they do not notice what is available for them. This tour is meant to try to solve that problem.

To stress this, I am not trying to get each of you to prepare to take a test on each thing you click on. I am trying to get you to notice what is there to help you.

What to Look For in the Sections of the Course Listed Below

Blackboard allows instructors to be able to tell who has at least clicked on something. It is this button:

What Happens After You Click on the Mark Reviewed Button?

Blackboard does 2 things:

1.       It adds to the report listing everyone who clicked on that specific button. The report states not just the name but the time.

2.       It changes the Marked Reviewed button to this button:

How to Benefit from This Tour - Just clicking will not help. Recording for Yourself Will Help!

The things in the course are meant to give you all required things, but also to help different students in a variety of different situations and with a variety of different backgrounds. The Tour is a way for you to notice what might help you and what you must use.

This is what I was taught long ago (elementary/middle school) to do when I was observing things that I would continue to have access to.

·         You record on something that you can find again – like a cheap notebook or folder you use regularly.

·         As you observe you write as you move through the required observations:

o   Where you are when you observe
(Example: Getting Started)

o   Where you are specifically observing in that place  
(Example: If you are following Blackboard’s Table of Contents on the left of what Blackboard calls a Learning Module, it could be as simple as writing Top or Middle or Bottom)

o   What the name is of what you are observing (and you can use abbreviations meaningful to you—this is for you and no one else)
(Example: write the first few words of its name such as Avoiding Tech Prob)

o   What additional information might just be useful to you
(Example: Have to check this BEFORE I take a quiz!)

Where Do You Go Look for Items to Review in the Course?

You can find things you should know exist in these sections of the course. They are listed in the order they will be available on during the orientation to the course.

At the beginning

·         Getting Started
What to read, not just observe that it exists: WCJC’s plagiarism policy and the 2 files on technical guidance

·         Evidence Requirements
What to read, not just observe that it exists: the tutorial 5 Good Habits for Evidence (they are keys to critical thinking).


·         Unit 1 on Lesson Units
What to read, not just observe that it exists: the Study Guide.

·         In Chapter 1 and its Primary the Requerimiento of 1510 – read it and do the self-test so you know the concepts you must understand

·         Required Concepts

·         Collaborate! and do at least 1 posting and 1 reply to another student’s work.


·         Writings with Primaries


Because some things will not be open until later, you have until the adjusted date in the Announcement to complete your tour.