Q: Do SMCC's online math classes use Blackboard?
A: Yes, Online Math Courses use a combination of Blackboard and MyMathLab. You will access your online Math course via Blackboard which links to MyMathlab.
Access to the online resources in MyMathLab is included with your new book from the SMCC College Store. If you purchase your book used or from another vendor, you will have to purchase access to the online resources separately (see the FAQs for the specific publisher for directions).
Q: I have no clue. How do I get started?
A: Have you emailed your instructor? That is always the best first step. You will hear from your instructor by the first day of classes IF the school has your proper email address. If you haven't heard, perhaps the professor's email is in your junk mailbox or they have been trying to reach you at an old/incorrect email address. Email them now. They are sure to respond with the instructions you need to get started.
Q: What's this about take tests on campus? I thought this was an online course! What if I don't have time to come to campus or I live too far away?
A: Nearly all SMCC instructors teaching online math courses have decided to use the services of the on-campus proctor. We do this for many reasons include the following and more: a proctored exam is a traditional, tried-and-true measure of your knowledge; online testing would likely require multiple choice testing since typing math is so difficult - these allow no way for you to show your work; testing, this most important element of your course grade, is not subject to the vagaries of the internet if it's taken in person on paper.
Testing hours include some mornings, afternoons, and evenings to hopefully accomodate all schedules. Click on the link below to see the proctoring schedule. Remember though, your particular course will likely not use ALL the hours list. Be sure to check with your instructor for your specific testing deadlines.
Can't ever come to campus? Enlist the help of a facilitator (click on the link below).