Check course requirements using the course profiles link www.nr.edu/de/courses.php.
Yes. Because students access their course through a web browser and the Internet, it is best to have your own computer with a high speed Internet connection. However, you may come to campus and use one of the many labs available for students.
Mozilla Firefox or Chrome rather than Internet Explorer must be used. Tests/quizzes should be taken using a “wired” connection – a wireless connection is not recommended.
Some professors require students to take exams/tests in a supervised environment; refer to your course plan in Blackboard or visit course profiles www.nr.edu/de/courses.php. Proctored exams/tests can be completed at either of our two testing centers (Martin Hall on campus or NRCC’s NRV Mall Site in Christiansburg) or through an approved proctor IF you live outside the college’s service region. Proctors are approved at the beginning of each semester. The proctor request form can be accessed at: www.nr.edu/de/proctoring.php.
Before classes begin, you can visit the Virtual Bookstore at www.nr.edu/bookstore to determine books and materials needed for your classes. Once classes start, your course plan will list required books and materials. Check the bookstore website for business hours. Books can be purchased on campus or through the Virtual Bookstore website.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents. Professors may provide these resources instead of textbooks. Z courses will be less than $40.00 or no cost.
On or after the first day of classes, visit Blackboard to access course materials. Also, check emails for information from instructors. (http://nr.my.vccs.edu or http://learn.vccs.edu.) Courses and course materials are not available before the first day of classes.
If you experience problems with publisher software (Cengage, Pearson, SAM), please direct all questions to your instructor or the support center for that software.
Instructor information is listed in Blackboard, in the course plan, and the employee directory www.nr.edu/employees.
Yes. Refer to your course plan in Blackboard.
Grading schedules vary with each instructor. Contact your instructor if you have specific questions about your assignments and/or tests.
Contact your instructor immediately if you are "locked out" or unable to access a test. If a numerical grade is not posted immediately in My Grades, you have exceeded the time limit for the test. Your instructor will determine how to score the test and post your score.
Grades for most courses are posted in Blackboard under My Grades. Check your course plan or check with your instructor if you have questions about grades during the semester. Final semester grades are accessible online through the Student Information System (PeopleSoft).
By email: email@example.com
By phone: Contact the eLearning Coordinator at (540) 674-3614
In person: Visit the Distance Education Office, Martin Hall 236 (inside the Library).
Access http://nr.my.vccs.edu to lookup your username and set your password.
If you are having login and password problems, contact the NRCC Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 540-674-3600, ext. 4400
Contact academic assistance, www.nr.edu/aa.