Hello CCBC Students:
Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic year at CCBC! Your future is bright and we are excited that you are here. CCBC cares about your success. We will continue to offer courses in a variety of teaching modalities, in an effort to assist you with your education. Please know that whether you are on campus or online we care about your success. Blackboard shells for all courses should be available to students by August 17th. The first day of classes is Monday, August 21nd. Please be sure to log on right away and check all links to Cengage textbooks (within the course shell) and any other technical resources provided. Reach out immediately if you have any issues.
Between August 17th and 21st you should have completed the following:
- Log in to each course on Blackboard
- Obtain textbooks and course materials. Access Cengage Textbooks online, if available (please contact Cengage or Lara Leonard in Supportive Services for assistance if you are unable to access your Cengage Textbook).
- Access MyCCBC (messages for students are sometimes placed there)
- Check your email (do this daily)
- Review the syllabus and note the dates assignments are due
Between August 22nd and 25th:
- Interact with your faculty member in the course (Note: There may be an assignment asking you to introduce yourself or participate in some way. Attendance is taken based on your online participation. Students who do not actively participate each week may be dropped from the course without reimbursement.)
- Complete any introductory assignments scheduled for the first week
As a reminder, we offer face-to-face, online, online live/synchronous, hybrid, and Titan Flex courses. Please note that you are expected to actively participate in your course and complete assignments weekly for all course modalities including fully online and Titan Flex courses.
You can tell which type of course you have by looking at your schedule. The letter that follows the course section numbers will tell you which modality is in place for your course. Here are some examples:
BIOL 201-01 __ (no letter = face-to-face)
SOCI 202 -04 D (D = Distant; all classes will be online; you should expect to complete assignments on a weekly basis. It is imperative that you sign into the course each week and review messages and assignment information from your faculty and turn in all assignments that are due.)
MATH 101-03 H (H = hybrid; some classes will be in person and some online. Your faculty
member will review this information the first day of classes when you are meeting online.
WRIT 101-02 S (S = synchronous or online live; these courses are online but students are
expected to attend at the specific course time)
BUSM 215-01 T (Titan Flex; this is our most flexible option and you may choose to attend this
class in-person, online live, or completely online)
Your first point of contact for questions about course content is always your faculty member. Located on the left menu in all Blackboard courses is the Faculty Information link, which contains their name and email address. Always use your CCBC email account when corresponding with faculty or staff. It is reasonable to expect a response from your faculty member in 24-48 hours on business days (excluding weekends and holidays).
Your next point of contact is the Dean of the academic school for which you are enrolled. Anytime you need assistance or have instructional concerns the faculty cannot address, please do not hesitate to reach out to these individuals:
- Senior Dean Dr. John Higgs (Aviation): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean Elaine Strouss and Assistant to the Dean Tina Gallup (Health Sciences):
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean Dr. Katie Thomas (School of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Technology) email@example.com
- Dean John Goberish (Industrial Technology and Continuing Education - process technology and construction): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Associate Dean Lauren Susan (High School Academies and Dual Enrollment): email@example.com or Dual Enrollment specialist Lia Hazelwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wait! There’s more help where that came from:
Instructional Technologist Michael Leonard: email@example.com
Academic Technology Coach (located in the library)
Academic Coaches & Support Services (located in the library)
Writing Center: Student.Success@ccbc.edu (located in the library)
Help Desk: Helpdesk@ccbc.edu
Financial Aid: Financialaid@ccbc.edu
Finally, feel free to contact me at Shelly.Moore@ccbc.edu with any additional questions, concerns, or issues. Remember that our faculty are here to support you and guide your learning in any way that they can. Please do your part by remaining actively engaged in your courses, completing your required weekly assignments on time, putting forth the effort necessary to learn and be successful, and by reaching out early for assistance, if needed.
I applaud you for keeping your education on track. At CCBC, we care about your success and students are always first, so it is our goal to provide you with a relevant, high quality education as you navigate toward a bright future.
Start Strong! Stay Strong! Finish Stronger!
Shelly L. Moore
Dr. Shelly L. Moore
Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost