Student Support for eLearning

Are you Ready? eLearning Readiness Course

Are You Ready For eLearning?

The Office of Educational Technology is happy to announce that the Online Readiness course listing on Blackboard"Are You Ready?" course is now available to all our QCC students. The course is listed under "My Organizations" module on the Blackboard Home page. While the course is likely to be most useful to first-time freshmen who have the least familiarity with Blackboard, it could also be beneficial to any student who might need a refresher.

What does "Are You Ready?" cover and how is it delivered? Are You Ready? consists of six short modules that cover an assessment of a student's readiness for online learning, an overview of online learning, technology requirements and basic technology proficiency, use of Blackboard, and online etiquette. Each module ends with a short quiz, and each quiz must be successfully completed before a student can move on to the next module.

How long does the course take a student to complete? Most students can complete the course in 30 to 45 minutes.

Are all student required to complete this course? Students are not required to take this course. However, we strongly recommend all students to complete this course before the beginning of the Fall semester or during the first week of classes.

Technological skills needed to take online/hybrid courses

The accounts you need:

  • CUNYfirst (click the link to activate your CUNYfirst account)
  • Blackboard - a learning management system used in CUNY where you can access your course materials if your professors use it. (Blackboard Tutorials)
  • You need to claim your CUNYfirst account before you can log into Blackboard.
  • Office 365 Email - you will receive all communications related to your courses and other academic matters through this email.

You may need to access other online systems or applications. See your specific course syllabus for a detailed description.

System Requirements and Technical Skills:

  • Office 365: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other MS applications
  • Web browsers and the skills to use the internet to search and evaluate information
  • Other applications required by your course instructor

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