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2015 Summer Programs for Kids

May 27 - Open Library Orientation

May 27 - Eat Healthy, Be Active

June 10 - How to Maximize Google for Student Success

June 13 - Kids' Fish 'n Fun Day

June 15 - Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Basics

June 16 - District-Wide Book Clubs

June 15 to July 29 - An After Work Fitness Series: Zumba

June 22 to 26 - Summer Camp for kids "Camp 911"

July 7 - Using Your LRC Resources at Home

July 9 - Library and Educational Applications for Student Success

Through July 13 - Healthy Living Class at Downriver and Western Campus

July 14 - Film Fest at Downtown Campus

July 15 - Preparing and Writing an A+ Research Paper

July 13 to 17 - Money Matters for Youth Camp

July 21 - District Wide Book Clubs

August 13 - Senior Fun Day

September 19 - Michigan Tech Campus Visit

October 6 - College Night

University of Michigan Flint WCCCD Campus Visits 2015

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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