Online Course Information
The HCC Opticianry Program utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS) called BlackBoard. HCC's online courses are known as Online@ HCC.
Prior to FALL 2011 Online@ HCC utilized an LMS known as WebCT. The new BlackBoard LMS is very different. Beginning Fall 2011 the HCC Opticianry Program will convert all OPT Courses to the new BlackBoard LMS. The new LMS will require some time for your Instructors as well as OPT Students to get used to and to work out any technical issues.
All current and future OPT Students are to review the BlackBoard Instructional Videos prior to the start of classes. Please be aware of the important information below:
- You must Register through the new HCC User Account Managment System called Active Directory. Valid Active Directory Accounts will allow you to manage your passwords for HCC systems and provide access to your online courses.
- You must have a valid HCC ID# to register in the Active Directory
- Please check the Opticianry Website/ Current Student Information periodically prior to the start of each semester for any updates to the online course management system.
Click HERE to open the instructions on how to register your Active Directory Account
The HCC Opticianry Program utilizes Blackboard Learning System as its delivery method for Online Opticianry Courses (through Online@HCC). Blackboard allows our Students to access course information 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week (within the timeframe of any given semester.)
Online Opticianry Blackboard Courses cannot be accessed prior to the first day of classes for any given semester, and ALL course work (assignments, projects, quizzes, exams) must be completed and submitted PRIOR to the Final Exam Week.
The Student is responsible for identifying and completing all course objectives as outlined by the course syllabus.
The HCC Opticianry Program makes every attempt to keep the online courses consistent. Each instructor has their own individual method of presenting and managing course information to and from the students. Although Opticianry Blackboard courses vary in content many of the components of each course remain consistent throughout the program.
The videos posted below will present information about the most common components of the HCC Opticianry Program’s Blackboard Courses. These components include (but are not limited to):
• Course Syllabus
• Course Calendar
• Online Course Content (reading assignments/ lecture videos)
• Private Email
• Public Discussion Board
MyHCC Opticianry Online Course Overview Video (10:33 mins)
The videos below are produced by BlackBoard. They are videos that present the general functions of BlackBoard Course Tools. Although the functionality of the tools presented are consistent with Opticianry Program Courses please understand that each individual Opticianry Course may present the tools in different area of the online course than that presented in the instructional video.
Posted here are links to the most common BlackBoard Course Tools as utilized by the Opticianry Program. A link to all BlackBoard Instructional Videos can be found on the MyHCC Log In page. (NOTE: Not all BlackBoard Tools and functions are used in your Opticianry Courses)
Sending Email From Your Course Video
Creating a Discussion Board Post Video
Submitting an Assignment Video
Taking a Test Online Video
Checking Your Grades Video
It is the Student's responsibility to be aware of the course objectives and requirements. It is the Student's responsibility to have the ability, resources, time and technology required to access their Online Courses as well as complete the objectives of their courses per the requirements of the courses and the program.