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Taking a cyber course is a big decision. Participating in a cyber course is very different from a seated course. Discussion boards, email, online chats, online tests/quizzes, submitting assignments in Blackboard...all of these can be components of your online course. Participation, self-motivation, and competency with technology are all important factors as well.

The following training opportunities are to help you become better prepared for working in an online course. Come to one or all...it is up to your schedule and your needs.  You do not need to sign-up, just show-up at the location noted for the day and time you would like to attend.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get some assistance with Blackboard. When you attend the training, make sure that you know you user id and password. Go to https://sv.my.vccs.edu and try logging in to make sure that everything is working properly at least a couple of days before the training.  If you have difficulties logging in, send an email to sishelp@southside.edu or call 434-736-2059 requesting assistance.


 There are two online sessions (webinars) scheduled for the fall semester (see * below), but you should only sign-up for an online session if you are comfortable with technology and working in this format.  We encourage you to attend an in-person session, but if you are unable to do so due to scheduling and location, the strictly online sessions are available.  In these live, webinars, you can learn more about our online program at Southside and ask questions.  

The link below will take you to the meeting room used for our online webinars (see schedule below).  Although the room is open all of the time, no one will be available in the meeting room until the time of the session.  

Online Meeting Room for Webinars


If you are unable to attend any of these sessions noted below, we also offer an online, self-paced, orientation to online learning that you can complete on your own time.   You just need a computer, tablet, or other mobile device and an internet connection.
 

Fall 2015 Upcoming Training Opportunities
 

August 18th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rm C18 - Alberta

Rm 21 - Keysville

August 21st

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rm C18 - Alberta

Rm 22 - Keysville (Rescheduled for 8/24)

August 24th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Rm 108 A - Keysville Workforce Building
*August 24th* *4:00 pm - 5:00 pm* *Online Webinar*
August 27th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rm B9 - Alberta

Rm 21 - Keysville

September 15th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Rm C18 - Alberta

Rm 22 - Keysville

October 13th

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rm C18 - Alberta

Rm 22 - Keysville

*October 15th* *4:00 pm - 5:00 pm* *Online Webinar*
December 8th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rm C18 - Alberta

Rm 22 - Keysville