Summer Assignments

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  • Yep! You do have a few assignments to complete before you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. These assignments are mandatory, so come prepared!


    In the New Student Orientation packet you will be receiving this summer, you will find your common reader, Enrique's Journey. Please make sure you read the entire book and are prepared to discuss it in class during New Student Orientation.  


    You have officially been enrolled in a course on Blackboard called FIRST YEAR PRE-ORIENTATION. 

    The course will be available to you starting on July 15, 2014, and will take about five hours to complete (you don’t have to complete them all in one sitting!).

    There are five modules that cover different topics including:
    Career Development
    The mission of the University
    Financial literacy (bank accounts, budgeting, financial aid, etc.)
    Various risky behaviors (sexual violence, alcohol, and drugs)
    Your Common Reader (Enrique’s Journey

    All assignments within the modules must be completed before you arrive on campus for New Student Orientation. Each module has assessment methods that will be assigned points. If you do not do these assessments you will lose points for you First Year Seminar course. 

    Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions for New Students 

    What is Blackboard? 
    Blackboard is a web-based tool designed to support fully online courses or provide a space for face-to-face course supplementation—in other words, even if your taking a face-to-face course, it is likely you will still use Blackboard for some aspects of your course. Blackboard provides many types of tools and features for enriching the learning experience. 

    The degree to which Blackboard is used in a course varies—please check your syllabus. All students access Blackboard frequently throughout their journey at Carlow University.  

    Blackboard is where you find information about your instructors, syllabi, course assignments, discussion boards, tests, projects, modules, writing resources, and more! 

    How to get to Blackboard  
    Step 1 Register for your courses. Once course registration is confirmed by the Registrar’s Office, you will be able to access Blackboard for your course information.  

    Step 2 Go to the Blackboard website by clicking on this link: 
    The page will look like this:

    This is the homepage of Blackboard, your online learning resource

    Step 3 Enter your username and password in the white fields. This is your same Carlow username and password that you use to access WebAdvisor and your Carlow email. Click the purple Login button.