Your Spring'14 MOD4 courses are now available on Blackboard.
We will continue to process Add/Drops as we receive them.
To assist you with your online experience, I encourage that you familiarize yourself with information below:
Blackboard Overview Basics
How to Navigate in Blackboard (Video)
Changing Your Password (Video)
Working in Groups (Video)
Checking Your Grades (Video)
Taking a Test Online (Video)
Submitting an Assignment (Video)
Creating a Discussion Board Post (Video)
Please log in ahead to Blackboard make sure you can access your course(s).
Navigate to http://www.alvernia.edu/logins/
Locate Blackboard section and click Login
If you are logging into Blackboard for the first time:
Username and Password are the SAME: first 4 letters of your last name (all in lower case) + last 6 digits of Alvernia ID
If you are having trouble logging in, please call our 24/7 Service Desk at 610.927.2008
You may also send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure security of your account, you should change your password after your initial successful login. Follow these steps to change your password:
1. Click on <your name> in the upper right corner of Blackboard screen.
2. Click Settings at the bottom of the pop up window.
3. Click Personal Information page, then select Change Password.
4. Enter your new password for the account.
5. Re-type the password again to ensure accuracy.
6. Click Submit.
Please contact us if you are not familiar with using online technologies, or still unsure how to get started. We are here to help. You may arrange for an individual training session by calling or emailing the service desk number provided above. Trainings are also available through a web/videoconferencing connection.
Distance Learning Students Resources (Link)
Courses are divided into different categories based on the percentage of the course delivered in an online format. Recently, these category definitions were modified to accommodate Pennsylvania financial aid requirements.
Online Course: This is a course that delivers more than 75% of its content electronically.
Blended-Plus Course: This is a course that delivers approximately 51% – 75% of its content electronically.
Blended Course: This is a course that delivers approximately 30% – 50% of its content electronically.
Web Enhanced Course: This is a course that may deliver up to 30% of its content electronically.
Traditional Course: Your instructor will decide if some of the content is delivered electronically.
All formats deliver a total of 42 hours of instruction time. Instructors choose appropriate methods of material delivery through synchronous (“live”) and asynchronous activities. These may include: class discussions, assignments, quizzes, critiques, Turnitin, podcasts, blogs, wikis, presentations, group work, or other applicable measures.
Web/video Conferencing - Synchronous Classroom
Your instructor may set up a live web conferencing classroom that will be scheduled for a specific time & date. This type of synchronous/live activity may include include audio, video, application sharing and content display. You may access this service through a link provided for you on Blackboard. Students should check with their instructor to determine whether the course will actually use this feature.
Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism-detection service, which checks submitted assignments for originality and provides detailed reports back to instructors and students. It also allows instructors to grade paper assignments on-line without the need to download them into a computer. Students should check with their instructor to determine whether the course will actually use this feature.
Have a wonderful semester!
Your Blackboard Administrator.