Syllabus Supplement for Online, Hybrid, and Web Component Courses
Blackboard Course Access and Login Information
- Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES.
- Go to http://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com to login to Palm Beach State Blackboard.
- Login with your Palm Beach State Student ID and Password. (Remember your password must be exactly 6 characters.)
- Need Help with your Student ID or Password?
- Required textbook(s) can be purchased at a PBSC Campus Bookstore or online at http://www.bkstr.com/palmbeachstcentralstore/home.
Blackboard Orientation and Tutorials
- ELO1000: eLearning Online Orientation
If you are taking your first fully-online, hybrid, or web component course(s) with Palm Beach State College, it is highly recommended you also register for and complete the ELO1000 eLearning Orientation course. This self-paced, non-graded, no-cost online orientation provides you with the opportunity to experience what an online course is like, the opportunity to learn how to use our online Blackboard Learning Management System and provide you with some helpful tips on how to succeed in distance education classes. It is recommended that you complete this orientation within the first two days of the term. This orientation takes approximately only 2 hours to complete and is monitored by a specialist from the eLearning Department to assist you with any questions and/or concerns you may have about taking online courses. How to register for ELO1000
- Blackboard Support
Within the Blackboard LMS are helpful resources and tutorials on all major functions of Blackboard. These can be accessed by clicking the blue 'Support' button located on the right-hand side of the course window. The Support area in Blackboard also provides a way for you to contact eLearning Support to request assistance.
- System Check
- SLC Computer Lab
If students do not have access to a computer at home, the SLC Computer Lab at a Palm Beach State campus can be used to complete course assignments. Visit the SLC Computer Lab webpage at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/slc for location and hours.
Conduct and Language in Online Courses
Florida Statute § 877.13 provides that disruption of the campus environment of the institution is prohibited, including but not limited to:
Disorderly, lewd, or obscene conduct or language on campus or at any College-sponsored or College-supervised activity. This includes the sending of harassing, lewd, or obscene messages or images that have the purpose and effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s program or activity.
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines. Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course or campus. As this is an online course respect for fellow students will be demonstrated by using proper etiquette during Discussion Board activities and in all email and other forms of communication with your professor and fellow students.
For more information, please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook.
Online Testing/Examination Information
- Bachelor Degree Programs
- Other Courses and Programs
- Test Tips, Rules, and Regulations
All courses in Nursing, Supervision and Management and Information Management Programs require students to use an Online Test Proctoring System when taking Online examinations. This requires an installation of a Respondus LockDown browser on the student’s computer and use of a Webcam. Instructions how to download/install the free browser will be provided in the course. Students also need to have/obtain their own Webcam. Students can elect to take the examinations in Student Learning Centers where the Test Proctoring System is provided.
Selected courses in the AA and AS Programs require students to use an Online Test Proctoring System when taking Online examinations. This requires an installation of a Respondus LockDown browser on the student’s computer and may also require the use of a Webcam. Instructions how to download/install the free browser will be provided in the course. Students may also need to have/obtain their own Webcam. Students can elect to take the examinations in Student Learning Centers where the Test Proctoring System is provided.
View this tutorial to learn how various test settings you may encounter in your course will impact your test-taking.
For Blackboard Course Assistance, contact:
- Professor/Instructor - regarding course instructional content (assignment/test availability dates, course instructions, etc.) issues.
- Locate your instructor's contact information through Directory.
- Phone: 561.868.4000
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Phone: 561.868.3303
- Email: email@example.com
- Web Form: eLearning Student Support Center