The Online Learning and Services office at WNCC provides support to faculty members and students who use the Blackboard Learn system. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in learning more about taking courses online. Go to WNCC Blackboard
What is Blackboard Learn?
Blackboard Learn is a web-based course management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online (or to share online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching). Blackboard Learn enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, online lectures, and more.
The degree to which Blackboard Learn is used in a course varies. Some instructors may supplement an on-campus class by putting their syllabus and handouts on their course sites--we call this a "web-enhanced class." In contrast, other courses may be conducted entirely through the system, without any on-campus sessions.
Each student is assigned a unique username and password to access the system.
How will I know if I need to sign into Blackboard?
If you are enrolled in a class that will be delivered fully online, you will definitely need to sign into Blackboard, as it will serve as your virtual classroom. If you are taking an on-campus class, your instructor will inform you if you need to access Blackboard.
What skills are needed?
Read our Online Learning Readiness page to access some information that will help you to determine if the online environment is a good fit for you! Please feel free to contact our office if you have additional questions.
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities sometimes decide that taking online courses will be the solution to their accommodation needs. You may be considering online study for the same reasons. Please be aware that studying online can create the need for a whole different set of accommodations. You should enroll in an online course only after you have taken the time to carefully consider the requirements of the study and your strengths and weaknesses. The staff in the Online Learning and Services office will work closely with the Disabilities Service office and your instructor to address your needs.
Accessibility in Blackboard Learn 9.1 provides information about ongoing improvements that are being made in Blackboard Learn. If you encounter difficulty with accessing your course materials, please make sure to inform your instructor. The Online Learning and Services office will work together with your instructor and the Disabilities Service Office to find a solution.
Is Online Learning for You? Answer this list of questions to help you to decide if the online environment is a good fit for you! If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us. We'll be happy to help you to find the information you need.
Western Nebraska Community College seeks to make all programs and services, including electronic and information technology, accessible to people with disabilities. In this spirit, and in accordance with the provisions of Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the College provides students, faculty, staff, and visitors with reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the College. For further assistance or further information, students with disabilities should contact the Disability Services Officer, Norman Stephenson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308.635.6050 for assistance. Helpful information may also be found in the WNCC Transition Guide for Students with Disabilities .