Distance Education Resources and Technology Training for Faculty

  • Distance Education/Technology Training (Workshops, Presentations, Skype) are available on all campuses and special workshops are available upon request.  Please feel free to contact Valerie McCombs via email (vmccombs@jeffersonstate.edu).
  • Online Campus Technology Resources including Step-by-Step Instructions, Training Videos, and other online resources for
    Instructors:https://www.jeffersonstate.edu/resources-for-instructors-de/
  • Distance Education Resources including Step-by-Step Instructions, Videos, and other online resources for Students:https://www.jeffersonstate.edu/programs/distance-education/
  • Please contact the Help Desk (helpdesk@jeffersonstate.edu) for assistance concerning office computer, scheduling videoconferencing, classroom technology assistance, and/or other technology-related assistance.
  • You may also visit the office located at 4600 Valleydale Road (Shelby Campus) in the Health Science Building Room 341.

Blackboard Ultra

Jefferson State is preparing to implement the next “milestone” in Blackboard upgrades. The Ultra Base Navigation replaces Bb Learn SaaS System Menu.  Faculty will be able to keep the Original Course Menus in individual course sites or elect to enable the Ultra Experience.

“Ultra” describes the transformation of the user interface and workflows in Blackboard Learn.

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Ultra Navigation

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Ultra  Videos:

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Blackboard Learn SaaS

In 2017-2018, Jeffersonstate upgraded to Blackboard-hosted Blackboard Learn SaaS (Cloud Hosted).

Online Help for Instructors:
https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor

Blackboard Instructor App:
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Blackboard Instructor App enables instructors to view course content and connect with students in discussions. Grading capabilities are currently being validated and updates will be posted here. Users see all their current courses where they’re enrolled as an instructor, TA, or course builder.

Blackboard Instructor is currently available on the Apple App and Google Play Stores and technical requirements for download include device running on iOS 9+ or Android 4.2+

Link to YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/ZeGhoP8l0Ec

Online Help for Students:
https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Student

Link to Distance Education at Jefferson State and link to Blackboard Student App for Students:
https://www.jeffersonstate.edu/programs/distance-education/distance-education-blackboard-tegrity-help/

Browser Support:
https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Student/Getting_Started/Browser_Support

Link to JAVA JRE Version 8 Update 121 application file on Jefferson State’s Google Drive (right click to download then run application):

Internet Explorer Security Zones and Compatibility View
https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Student/Getting_Started/Browser_Support/Browser_Support_IE_Issue

Top 10 Things to Know About Blackboard Learn SaaS

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Handouts:

Videos:

For technical help contact helpdesk@jeffersonstate.edu or call (205) 856-6088

Most files require Adobe PDF reader. Click to download.

Distance Education Resources

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Distance Education Resources for Students

Who to Contact for Help

  • For information concerning myJSCC Login/Password and/or Enrollment Services contact: help@jeffersonstate.edu or call (205) 856-7704, (800) 239-5900 ext. 7704. You may also leave a message on our evening voice mail (205) 856-7775. *All questions during normal business hours will receive a response as soon as possible.
  • For more information about Distance Education contact: TBA
  • Technical assistance contact: helpdesk@jeffersonstate.edu (205) 856-6088
  • For Instructor support contact Valerie McCombs at (205) 983-5976, vmccombs@jeffersonstate.edu.
  • For Classroom Technology set up or equipment (projectors, etc), contact: helpdesk@jeffersonstate.edu