Using Technology in Your DL Classes
Throughout the semester you will be asked to use technology to access information and/or communicate with your instructor and classmates, via the World Wide Web. The Information Technology (IT) Department has made many on-line resources available to help you use technology at CCRI effectively. A Frequently Asked Questions page has been created, however, if you encounter any problems, please feel free to contact the IT helpdesk at: (401) 825-1112 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MyCCRI connects CCRI students, faculty and staff to academic resources, e-mail, registration & other online services. It is the "Official CCRI Communication Vehicle."
Blackboard course sites are used for all web and telecourses, with the exception of two music courses. Blackboard offers a variety of tools to help you. In addition to syllabi and handouts, some faculty offer online testing and grading.
In completing class assignments, you may be asked to access CCRI’s online databases. To do this, follow these steps:
From a computer at CCRI (in the lab)
- Open a browser an go to the CCRI website at http://www.ccri.edu
- Click on the "Library" link found in the "Quick Links" drop-down menu in the left-hand column
- On the Library home page, under "Library Databases" in the left-hand navigation column, click on "Periodical Databases".
- Your instructor will generally recommend a database to use. Click on the recommended database.
- Next, enter your topic, key words or company name. Also, it is generally better to search the previous 2 years. Scroll down to that choice. Now press "search"
- Citations for various articles should appear and you may select those of interest to view full text.
- You may also print the text if available and desired.
You may also have access to these databases from home. They are provided through services that CCRI pays a fee for, so you will need a password when not on campus. To get a password, follow these steps:
- Get a Student ID from Student Services. In order to receive a Student ID, students must present their official driver’s license or official State ID, along with their official CCRI schedule received through the mail or a schedule obtained through the Office of Enrollment Services or the Advising and Counseling Center. Schedules obtained through MyCCRI are not acceptable.
- If you have already used the library (i.e., checked out books, videos and/or materials) your password is the barcode on your Student ID card. If you have not used the library before, take your picture ID to the library and ask the librarian to activate your barcode number.
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