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Guide to Blackboard!
1. The top middle tile is the On Campus Course Login – this is for courses you are taking on campus that use additional online materials. Your professor should be communicating with you if you need to access it throughout the semester.
2. The top left tile is the Online and Continuing Ed Login – this is for any courses you are taking exclusively online and do not meet in a classroom. Remember, online courses cost extra!
For International students, It does not cost extra, infact its a lot more cheaper than the On campus course.
Logging in and more!
In order to login into Blackboard you can go to uml.edu/blackboard.Then enter your UML Email ID and Password. After you are logged in you will find a listing of courses in which you are enrolled, Grades, Important Announcements, Blackboard Messages and links to some of the important tools. The picture below provides a brief description of some of the areas on this page.
To view the content of the course, click on the name of the course in the My Courses Section on the main Page. You will see the course menu in middle. Click on the particular course. Here you will be able to find the Lecture Presentations, Grades, Homework, Assignments and other course material.
Below is the sample screen from a course.
Some Commonly Used Blackboard Icons
These are some of the commonly used icons which you will find on Blackboard.
The log out button can be found on the Top Right corner of the Page. Click on that button and then you are successfully logged out.
It’s understandable that this may be the first time you are living with someone who’s not related to you or isn’t a close friend! There may be times you feel uncomfortable speaking to someone you just met but happen to live with. Luckily for you, we got you covered with useful tips!
Get to know your roommates!
You do not have to be best friends with your roommate/roommates. But don’t be afraid to have conversations with them! This is the first person you are meeting once you arrive on to campus. Get to know each other’s background, each other’s likes and dislikes, and other things. This will allow you both to become familiar with what to expect for the year that follows.
Make agreements so that you are all comfortable. This is your new home, so make it feel that way! Speak to your roommates about things you all can follow. For example, when would you want each other to have guests over? Would you be bothered if guests slept over night? What can you share and what would you like to keep to yourself? Also, don’t forget to fill out the Roommate Agreement form your Resident Advisor will be handing out. This will help so much!
If something is bothering you, SPEAK UP!
Nothing is worse than having a roommate who is passive aggressive. DO NOT leave notes around your room or suite saying what is bothering you but tell your roommates in person. This will solve the problem faster and easier. You are living with these people for a year, and of course there will be things that happen that you do not like, its normal! So speak up, they will understand and won’t be offended! Also, if there is a problem make sure you bring it up to your roommate first. Nothing is more awkward than having conflict and hearing it from someone else who doesn’t live there. Not all notes have to be negative! Go a step further and leave a note with something cute to brighten your roommates day.
Respect Each Other!
Remember this is a shared living space so you want to feel comfortable as well as your roommates. The best way to do this is to respect each other! Respect each other’s belongings and space. Yes, the room may be yours but it is also someone else’s. Be courteous, and clean after yourself. This may become more of an issue when you are living in an apartment or suite because it is a larger area to keep clean so create a chore chart!
Welcome Riverhawks! It’s the first full week of classes and you already may be struggling with finding the study habits that work best for you. No need to fear, we can help!
Try Stopping by Centers for Learning!
Centers for Learning is a great resource and somewhere you can start in the search of what works best for you. They host different seminar classes that may help you find the right study habits. Centers for learning is a year round resource for students! They are spread among the different campuses, and you can also find FREE tutoring!
North Campus Southwick 321
South Campus O’Leary Library 1st Floor
Fox Hall 1st Floor
ICC 8th Floor (resident’s only)
Try Study Groups!
This will be a great way for you to not only make new friends from your classes but also be able to discuss the lectures together. However, this may not work for everyone but give it a try! You never know if this is what works for you until you try it. Everybody interprets and understands things differently so this may be able to sparkle a different insight.
Head to the Libraries!
Think you’re better studying in a quiet space? Head to the lovely libraries we have on either campus and study! There are quiet areas on each library that you may use. This will be great if you need peace and quiet to read for class or study for that quiz that you have tomorrow!
Be on the lookout for study rooms!
There’s study rooms in UCrossing, USuites, Riverview and McGauvran that you can always use if you can not make it to the library! They are great if you live in residence halls near by or on East and South Campus. You may have to use the Dibs system to reserve the rooms but they are yours for up to 2 hours!