Summer Startup for Online Courses

May 20th, 2014 by Brandon Davis-Shannon

Welcome back!

To help start the semester off smoothly, we at Online Learning would like to send a few pieces of information your way.

1. Enrollment Verification (EV).  As you ready your classes, please make sure that students are pointed to the EV assignment and that the due dates are correct. For the Summer semester, the EV (census) dates are:

  • May 22 : 1st Mini Session Enrollment Verification due.
  • May 27: Full Session and 2nd Mini Session Enrollment Verification due.

For those not familiar with EV, it is a check to make sure students are attending class.  Students who do not meet its requirements are withdrawn from the course and marked as No-Shows.  You can find a full explanation at the Enrollment Verification page at the Online Learning site.

2. Online Learning Website: Student Support Services. The Online Learning website now has a centralized list of Student Support Services that you can use to direct students to the appropriate resources (either by linking the whole page or copying and pasting the info into your own course).

3. Online Learning Blog.  The Online Learning website is continually updated with Known Blackboard issues and recommendations for designing your course.  Take a look to keep up-to-date!

4. Startup Help.  Remember, if you encounter any problems with Blackboard during start-up, we can be reached for assistance at 910-362-7772 or

Have a great semester!

Brandon Davis-Shannon

Online Learning Coordinator | Cape Fear Community College

(910) 362-7038 |

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