We are Piloting a New Program in Blackboard Called NetTutor

Tutoring session

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.

NetTutor list

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.”

Blackboard Navigation

3. Select Tools and then NetTutor.

Choosing the NetTutor tool

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.

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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2 thoughts on “We are Piloting a New Program in Blackboard Called NetTutor

  1. Hi Stan,
    I just added NeTutor. I tried it out, and it’s fun! The only problem I had was getting back to Bb using the back arrow. It wouldn’t work. Had to X out. It doesn’t want to leave the “Please click on a group” page.

    • Thanks for pointing out the back arrow issue with NetTutor. If you hold down the back arrow on the browser, you should be able to see a list of previous sites you visited to include Bb. Simply click on one of the Bb sites.

      Glad to hear that you found NetTutor fun.

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