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February - Taxpayer Assistance Saturdays

2016 Graduation Information

February 8 - Young Men for Education Advocacy Group

February 11 - Language Institute: African Cultures

February 12 - Broadway Valentine at Downriver Campus

Through February 15 - MICUP Applications

February 16 - District Wide Book Club

February 17 - Wildcats Basket Ball: Cancer Awareness Games

February 23 - All About the Arts: Shakespeare in Detroit

February 27 - Performers Expo

Feb. 25 & Apr. 7 - Preparing and Writing an A+ Research Paper

March 4 & 5 - Shakespeare in Detroit's "Julius Caesar"

March 7 - All About the Arts: LAC LA Belle

March 12 - 14th Annual Passport to Africa

March 15 - District Wide Book Club

Through March 16 - Apply for ASIST Program Scholarship

March 16 - How to Maximize Google for Student Success

April 9 - An Evening with Molly Ringwald

April 11 - All About the Arts: Before Motown

April 19 - District Wide Book Club

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Employee Jake Bonello Began Career Trend at WCCCD

2015-2016 Men's Wildcats Basketball Team Schedule

2015-2016 Women's Wildcats Basketball Team Schedule

Live Online

Live Online courses are delivered through web-based software in real time. The instructor presents each class online using slides, audio, and chat. The students log-in online from home, the office or on-campus during the scheduled course meeting time. Instructors may hold class session in a computer lab until the students are comfortable with the software.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Requirement and Recommendations

What browser can I use?

Information Technology Department recommends the latest version of Firefox for running Blackboard learning system.  Other browser versions should be considered the “minimum” version.   However for the most feature rich experience we recommend Firefox and Chrome in that order.

What are the Internet access requirements?

Should have at least a 128K connection. Faster speeds are recommended for viewing media-rich content. Viewing video or Application Sharing during LIVE courses requires at least 128K. Wireless connections may be unstable and are not recommended.

Memory

Minimum of 32 MB of RAM. 128 MB or larger RAM is recommended for optimal audio and video performance.

What Operating System do I have to have?

Latest version of MS Windows operating system.

What kind of audio sound card do I need?

Full duplex sound card. Headset with microphone is recommended for full participation in LIVE courses.

What Firewall setting do I need?

Must be turned off or configured to accept LIVE applet. Disable or exit any firewall program before joining Live session.

What do I do about Pop-up Blockers?

Disable pop-up blocker or configure to allow pop-ups for the LIVE session.

What do I do about Instant Messaging?

Disable or exit any Instant Messaging service.

Do I need an Audio Program?

Disable or exit any audio-related programs such as CD player, Windows Media Player, and others during the LIVE session.

I can't hear my instructor, what should I do?

Collaborate Support and Resources:
Portal Website for Support
Direct Phone Number: North America: 1877.382.229
Email: BBCollaboratesupport@blackboard.com

What do I do if I keep losing my (Internet) connection?

If your Internet connection is lost for any period of time you will be disconnected from your LIVE session. In order to re-enter your class, simply login again.

It is common for a wireless connection to boot you out of LIO.

How to play back prerecorded classes?

When one is interested in replaying a recorded session, simply login and enter the Room Archive you want.

Please Note: If you are using AOL as your Internet Service Provider, once you connect to the Internet please use Internet Explorer as your browser, not AOL's browser. To do this, minimize AOL, click on Window's Start button, and open Internet Explorer. AOL's browser includes a number of proprietary programs and can have a negative impact on the program that you are using.

 
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