Online instruction is an important component to JCC instruction capability. We are working hard to continuously improve our online instruction. JCC has two programs that have been accepted as Open SUNY+ courses. These courses must meet a rigorous set of criteria.
In the fall, JCC will complete the second phase of an OPEN SUNY institution review focusing on online instruction. The Online Learning Consortium Scorecard will be used to assess our program. One of the criteria falls under student support and addresses tutoring. The scorecard recommends tutoring available for online students. To help provide this capability, we are piloting the online tutoring program NetTutor recommended by Open SUNY in addition to our JCC tutoring team. NetTutor is available to your classes… but you must turn it on. Here is a list of topics currently available, if you do not see your subject, please let us know. This list is only a subset of many other courses.
How to add NetTutor to your course
Adding NetTutor is a simple process, it is one of the content tools. Here is an example for adding NetTutor to your course. In this example, I will add it to a content folder called “Course Resources.”
1. Log onto Blackboard and navigate to your course.
2. Open content folder. In this case, I will be using “Course Resources.”
3. Select Tools and then NetTutor.
4. Provide a Name, Description, and Track number of Views. When complete, click on Submit button.
When you are done, you can then test NetTutor using the student view.
If you have questions about this process or NetTutor, please contact me.