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The College at Brockport - SLN
"Getting Started" Checklist


You may wish to print this checklist and check off each item as you complete it.
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Register for Your College at Brockport Course(s):

Register for your College at Brockport online class through Web Banner at www.brockport.edu/bounce/cislogon. Information about registering for classes and completing the steps to "Affirm Your Enrollment and Accept Financial Responsibility" are available at www.brockport.edu/registrar/faq/registeronline.htm. Contact Sue Derry at The College at Brockport at (585) 395-5734 or sderry@brockport.edu with registration questions. You are responsible for completing all course schedule changes with the Office of Registration and Records.

 
Access Your Brockport Email and Drake Library Services Using Your NetID:

Enrolled Brockport students are assigned a NetID to access computing and technology resources at The College at Brockport (i.e., ANGEL, Blackboard, and Drake Library services). These resources facilitate your completing many learning activities in your online course. To obtain your NetID, go to this website and follow the instructions: www.brockport.edu/lits/documentation/accounts/tutorial/netid

NOTE: Information about your Banner ID can be found at this site: www.brockport.edu/lits/documentation/accounts/tutorial/banner

 
Learn the LMS:

Your online course is delivered via either the ANGEL or Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). Access your course via this Web address: www.brockport.edu/bounce/angel

NOTE: You may also click on the link at the sidebar to the left titled "Access your SLN Courses on ANGEL" to access your course.

Familiarize yourself with the LMS as soon as possible.

- ANGEL: A Student QuickStart Guide is available online at: help.angellearning.com/800/docs/sref/default.htm.

-Blackboard: Select the link for the Open SUNY Student Orientation on your Blackboard homepage.

 
Install Virus Protection:
If you do not have anti-virus software (e.g., McAfee or Norton), please consider installing a solution such as AVG Free or Microsoft Essentials. Be sure to set it to update the virus definition files at least once a week. Consider using a personal firewall product, particularly if you use cable or a DSL connection to the Internet. Personal firewalls do cost money, but consider how much a loss of data or your computer would set you back.
 
Verify System Requirements:

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
To take Brockport online courses, you should have access to a computer with a high speed, broadband or DSL Internet connection. Dial-up connections are not recommended, due to the nature of downloading and viewing rich media.

LMS BROWSER COMPATIBILITY
A full list of compatible browsers is available at http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/KYIF

FIREWALLS AND INTERNET ACCESS
If you will be using a computer connected to a LAN (Local Area Network) at your workplace, check with your employer's network administrator to determine whether there is a firewall on the Internet connection. A firewall may limit your ability to submit the type of forms the SLN website uses.

RECOMMENDED
-A word processing program that saves in Microsoft Word
-A printer which will allow you to print your syllabus, course schedule, and assignments.
-Your instructor may have additional technical specifications and/or assign specific software or hardware for requirements for your course.

 
Communicate with Your Professor and Your Classmates:

Students typically communicate with their professor entirely within the Learning Management system via Discussion Forums and Course Mail.
 
Confirm Transferability of Online Courses into Your Current College at Brockport Major/Program:
You must contact your advisor or the department chairperson in your academic program to receive advisement. Your advisor will assist you in choosing the right online courses to fit into your current program. If your course has prerequisites listed, be sure to verify your eligibility to register for that course and obtain any necessary permission key numbers. Undergraduate "Undeclared" majors may contact Academic Advisement at (585) 395-2711 to schedule advisement or go to www.brockport.edu/~acadvise/. Graduate-level students should consult their graduate department directly. Contact information may be found at: www.brockport.edu/graduate/programs.html.
 
Order Your Textbooks:
Textbooks may be ordered through The College at Brockport Bookstore or call (585) 395-2554.
 
"Show Up" for Class:
Your course will "go live" approximately one week before your course begins. At that time, you are strongly encouraged to log onto your online course at www.brockport.edu/bounce/angel
 
How to Get Help:

Accessing Online Courses or finding your Brockport NetID:
Contact the Brockport Help Desk at (585) 395-5151 or visit www.brockport.edu/lits/helpdesk/. Help Desk hours are posted on their website. You'll also find a link on the left sidebar, "Brockport Help Desk." When you call or email, PLEASE indicate that you are a College at Brockport SLN student!

 
Is Online Learning for You?
Is Online Learning for You? Take the Quick Readiness Quiz to find out at http://commons.suny.edu/assessment/.
 

Office of Special Sessions and Programs
The College at Brockport
142 Albert Brown Building
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2944
(585) 395-5734
Email: sln@brockport.edu

Updated 8/14