This Blackboard Organization has been created to serve as a virtual community for WU students that are taking online classes. Participants will have a chance to network with other students, faculty, and staff in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the classroom.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Online Student Association!
You can interact from a distance by participating in various online activities:
Participate in a Discussion Board. You can enter to win a $25 Visa Gift Card by participating in the discussion board of the month!
Each month, students will have the opportunity to attend an online group meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for students to ask questions, express concerns, and share ideas. This meeting will be held using Blackboard Collaborate – a webinar tool similar to Skype.
Participate in a Wiki.
Read about previous students have been selected as Student of the Block. Also, learn how to apply to be the Student of the Block for an upcoming term.
Art Show Winners
“The Raven”, Faith LaFazia
“The Boys”, Samantha Winslow
Please take in some helpful tips regarding assignments and blackboard
- Read all directions to the assignment and read carefully to meet assignment criteria
- Some courses may only have one attempt per assignment. If you have a problem uploading and are not able to attempt a second time, you will need to contact your instructor and ask to clear the first attempt
- Do not submit your file as .odt or .pages file format. Please save your document as recommended .rtf, .docx, or .doc file format to upload
- Do not name your file with any periods in the naming convention. It is a good idea to name your document with your last name and name of the assignment. File names should not contain blank spaces or special characters.
How Do You Develop Online Learning Skills?
Adult learners are finding the convenience and flexibility of online learning a match for their learning goals and busy lifestyles. This study was developed to provide perspective and to identify useful strategies that online learners can utilize for their online courses.
- Develop a time-management strategy
- Make the most of online discussions
- Put knowledge to work through collaborations
- Make questions useful to your learning
- Stay Motivated
- Communicate the instruction techniques that work
- Make connections with fellow students
These techniques can promote a rich learning experience for students and provide a foundation for them to develop the necessary skills to succeed.
Would you like to check your paper for plagiarism before your final submission? SafeAssign allows students to submit papers that are checked against comprehensive databases of source material. An originality report will then be generated in a time period ranging from a few minutes to 72 hours. Even if your instructor doesn’t use SafeAssign, find out how to enroll in our free course which offers an area for SafeAssign. Click this link to learn more about self-enrollment: http://www.wilmu.edu/blackboard/toolsresources/safeassign_ssc.aspx
After completing self-enrollment in our Blackboard course, DEPT.SSC.TUTORING – SSC Tutoring, you can navigate to the course menu and select SafeAssign; then you can select a numbered SafeAssignment to upload your paper. Check your paper for plagiarism- better to be safe than sorry! Only YOU can see your SafeAssign report. To gain more understanding about SafeAssign, click this link: http://www.wilmu.edu/blackboard/toolsresources/safeassign.aspx
The Wilmington University Relations Department is looking for online students who would like to share their unique Wilmington University online learning experience in a short video piece. We are looking for individuals who live within one hour of the New Castle campus. University Relations can arrange to travel to you! This is a great opportunity for current students to share about your experiences communicating with your instructors and classmates and using Wilmington University’s online technology (Blackboard, webcams, email, etc.) Please email your response to email@example.com by Monday, 9/24/12 and give us a brief summary of your story. If you’re selected, we will contact you to arrange to meet for the video shoot. We look forward to your responses!
Important Dates for Summer 2012
Summer Block 2 classes begin on Monday, July 9th 2012. Check out more important dates on the Wilmington University Academic Calendar. Remember that online courses begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday.
Did you Know?
Wilmington University currently has 3,698 students taking at least one online course?! Online courses allow you to squeeze that extra class in without having to travel to campus or enjoy all of your courses in the most flexible format available.
Please visit our library website often
The goal of the Library is to provide students with the resources and skills necessary to become self-directed life-long learners. There is much more available than you might realize when it comes to research materials and it is all at your fingertips. Did you know you can receive individual assistance directly from a librarian at Wilmington University? did you know you have access to over 5,000 e-books as a student? the materials available are endless and you may never have to leave our library website for your research!
Be sure to utilize our student success center!
This web page details many things including our online tutoring also known as smart thinking. There are many great tips about using an APA template and other resources necessary to achieve your goals!
Student Body Grows to 15,000
Do you want to know how to use Facebook effectively? Click on the below link for the tutorial It is very informational and helpful!
There are tools available in Blackboard for every course. Please take time to get to know what help is available because the more you know, the better your experience for every course will be.
This is a great way to learn for the first time or enhance your skills on many different kinds of software we sue every day. The layout is very organized and it is easy to find the specific information you are looking for.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey
Amazon Prime shipping benefits free for 6 months
Take advantage of this special offer exclusively for students to get FREE 2-day. Shipping from items purchased on Amazon.com
Tricks for students conducting research
By pressing Ctrl+F (on a PC) on your keyboard, you can type in a word to find all the instances of that word on the web page you are on.
Improve your focus while studying with this free white noise generator
This tool can help to improve your focus the next time you need to get down to business at writing a term paper.
Ways to backup your computer files
For anyone that has had a computer crash, you know the importance of backing up your files.
Important dates for Spring 2012
Did you know that Spring Semester classes will start on Monday, January 9,2012? check out more important dates on the Academic Calendar Virtual Career Fair. You dont even have to leave your home to attend this event! All jobs are posted online to review from your own computer.
Tips for scheduling your time
Feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? read these strategies on how to manage your time more effectively.
Check your web browser’s compatibility with Blackboard
This web page determines the capabilities of your web browser that are necessary for your Blackboard courses to work properly
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. ~ Joey Adams
With the Fall Semester finally coming to a close, it’s time to get ready for the holidays and prepare to set foot in a brand new year. Finish off the 2011 year by reading this eNewsletter, which contains information on student services and academic resources to help you in completing your educational goals.
We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday break. See you online in 2012! The Online Learning Team firstname.lastname@example.org
This eNewsletter contains information on student services, academic resources, and tips to help you achieve your educational goals.
This edition features the following articles:
If you have any feedback or ideas regarding content for future editions, please email email@example.com. We read each and every piece of feedback we receive
Blackboard will work in other browsers but a few features may not function properly.
If you are using Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox 4.0, you should install Firefox version 3.6. Click here to read more about installing Firefox version 3.6.
At the start of the summer semester of 2011, we upgraded the Blackboard system to version 9.1.
Below is a list of currently known issues relevant to students. Click here if you would like to see the complete list.
||Issues with Internet Explorer 8 and Blackboard
||Using Internet Explorer 8 with Blackboard will cause problems for students attempting to submit tests or use the file upload feature. To avoid these issues it is suggested to use Mozilla Firefox.
||Removed from version 9
||Faculty should use assignment manager for file uploads.
|External links – now called URL
||URL link may not open for students in IE.
||Please use the Option, “Open in New Window”
||Removed from version 9
||Faculty can encourage the use of a blog , if an avatar is added under personal information then a photo is shared in blog.
|Tools – Course Menu
||Tool not available in course menu
||The “tools” area was removed after upgrade. All current and future courses will have the tools area as a default option.