College -- Online Learning
Student Online Learning Information Guide
AVC uses Blackboard Learning Management System for Online and Hybrid Courses, and also to supplement some on-campus courses.
Your professor should have posted Start Up Information message during registration at - http://avconline.avc.edu/ -
so you can find out what the course involves, e.g.,
information about on-campus meetings, if any, and the date and time of the first meeting,
when to first Log In,
and any other specific information.
Click on the specific semester link.
Then locate and click on the CRN # for the
Often the professor will send out an Welcome
Email to your myavc.avc.edu Email account.
Generally, you will be contacting the professor at the beginning of the semester, maybe even before it starts:
Step 1 -- Send EMAIL to your Online Professor to receive course login instructions-
Use your AVC Student Email
- go to http://myavc.avc.edu.
IF you do not
know your myavc username and password, click on the following option below
the Logon box and follow all instructions to the letter:
How do I find my user name?
Need help with myAVC? Call (661) 722-6300 ext. 6605
You need an AVC Student ID card for use of theLibrary, computer labs, Learning Center, etc., etc.
Get it, free, at the AVC Student Development Center
(located in the Student Development Office in the Student Services (SSV) Building,
official photo ID (Driver's License).
You also need to know your AVC Student ID number
- Either ask for it at AVC Student Development Center,
- or, when you Login to your myAVC account,
click link to Register & Access Student Records
and then take the link to Get Your New Student/Employee ID Number Here .
NOTE: Your Online Professor's Email address is located at the following link
- Choose the correct semester at: Current AVC Online Classes
Step 2 -- EMAIL -- SUBJECT - Recommendation: Include THREE PARTS
CourseID – YourLastname - Reason for message
e.g., SUBJECT format from John Smith for CA103 course:
CA103 – Smith – New Student (or First Message or Introduction, etc.)
Step 3 -- EMAIL -- MESSAGE to Professor
Message for this initial email should also include:
An introduction letting the Professor know you are a registered student
Provide an alternate Email address if you wish to have Email sent to it as well as your myAVC Email account.
NOTE: You can set Email options to either forward (or retrieve) Email between accounts.
Note: If you use AOL or Compuserv, advise your Professor.
See System Requirements to section about browsers if you wish to work from home computer
Be sure to complete all of the Basic Browser Settings to work online.
Also check out and complete the Blackboard-Specific System Requirements and Browser Settings that you need to use
Provide any other info you wish, or ask questions.
Always include your full name in any communications – First Middle Initial Last –
and provide your Nickname if you wish the Professor and class to use it.
Step 4 -- Professor's RESPONSE
Your Professor will Email a response, generally within 3 working days,
either to provide your Login – Username and Password , Course URL , and other information for you to be able to access the course and complete the orientation,
or to advise you to attend a required on-campus orientation at the first scheduled class meeting of the semester.
Note, the "beginning tasks" will be different from course to course. And the setup of courses will be different also. Each professor develops courses to suit their teaching styles and to provide you with an effective learning environment.
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Welcome to AVC Online Learning
What is Online Learning?
Are you Ready for Online Learning? Self-Scored Surveys for you to take
How to Get Your Course Login Information
Follow instructions to contact your Professor before classes begin
and/or to attend OnCampus Orientation Meeting
AND complete all Online Orientation Tasks
ASK Questions as needed - It's about your education!!
Last Updated 02/06/2009
By K E Moore copyright 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org