How to Get (Rent) a Hardcopy of Textbook (for $7.99)After you register your subscription, if you prefer a hard copy of your textbook, simply pay the $119 digital access fee and a minimal fee of $7.99 (per book) to rent a copy of your book. Cengage will send you a free shipping return label and box. Once the semester is over, simply pack it up and send it back to Cengage for free. Meanwhile you will continue to have digital access to your textbook throughout the semester and beyond for up to a year. The tutorial will cover this process in more depth. Need More Information?Paste this link to learn more about your access to hundreds of textbooks, including our textbook (for only $119 per semester). 4
Or, watch the video to learn about this new platform to save you hundreds in textbook fees.BLACKBOARD REQUIREMENT (COURSE DELIVERY): All eCollege online course materials are delivered via Blackboard, Lawson State’s learning management system. To gain access to vital course information such as the syllabus, handouts, Power Point shows, activities, assignments, announcements, lectures, etc.,login via Lawson’s main webpage at . Once on the main webpage, click on the Student Portalto access Blackboard and secure the login directions. All registered students can access Blackboard. You cannot pass this course without accessing the course information in Blackboard. COMPUTER & INTERNET REQUIREMENTSTaking an online college requires almost a daily connection with your course. All eCollege students should have a reliable computer and 24/7 Internet access, if enrolled in an online course.Do not register for an eCollege course if you fall under the following situations:1.You do not have access to a computer 24/7.2.The only computer you have access to are the computers on campus (which you will have limited access to and may not have all of the necessary software downloads required to support your online course). Thus, you need your own computer.3.You do not have a reliable Internet service.4.You plan to use an iPad or Chromebook to complete your work for your course. This will not work. These have limited multimedia compatibility features, and you will not be able to access all aspects of your course using an iPad or Chromebook, particularly flash video and audio features.5.You plan to use an iPhone to complete your work for your course. This will not work. iPhones have limited capabilities and are not robust enough to adequately support you in an online course. You need a computer.NOTE: You can purchase a computer in the bookstore or at a local chain store.COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENTS FOR eCOLLEGE STUDENTSWhen you register for an online course, an assumption is made in terms of your basic computer literacy skills. Your instructor is not going to teach you how to type or navigate your computer (in order to complete assignments). Rather, 5
students entering an eCollege online course need to come with some basic computer skills of their own.
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- E-learning, Formative assessment, Virtual learning environment, Learning management system