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Training & Support for Online Classes

If you’re reasonably comfortable online, you should have no trouble with Blackboard. It’s the class management system that you’ll use to watch video lectures, submit assignments, take tests, and more.

After you register for your class, it’s a good idea to test your Blackboard access. To do so, go to the Blackboard log in page. You’ll see directions about how to log in.

While you’re logged into Blackboard, you may want to click on the My Courses panel and select the Online Prep Site. It helps you ensure that you’re ready when the semester begins.

Lots of information about using Blackboard is available online:

Blackboard Support

If you ever have a question about Blackboard, just contact the Blackboard help desk:

  • Local: 734-477-8724
  • Toll free: 800-218-4341
  • Email:

The help desk is open seven days a week:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30am to 11:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am to 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am to 9:00pm

Online Class Full?

We offer blended versions of many online classes. In most cases you just come to school once a week, and you gain the benefit of face-to-face discussions with your instructor and fellow students.

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Get Advising From Home

Save a trip to campus. Just fire up your computer webcam and microphone to talk to an advisor online.

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What Students Say About Online Classes

“My teacher posted his lectures and activities on Blackboard weekly, so I was able to complete all required class work and tests at my own leisure. Most importantly, I learned a ton in the course, and my excellent instructor was available by email around the clock.”

—Wendy L., 48

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