Blackboard via the Internet
Once you've registered for classes, you'll receive a user ID to access
our courseware - Blackboard. Here you will find everything from information
about your instructor and classmates to instructional materials, reading
materials, homework assignments, discussion boards, and other course
resources. You'll visit Blackboard every week to access lectures,
new assignments and connect with classmates. In addition, we'll deliver
some content via streaming media using HorizonLive among other applications.
To get a better sense of what online learning is like at Pace, visit
About Online Learning.
Just as with a traditional university program, Pace online courses
require textbooks that will provide you with reading material each
week, and will serve as a reference for you once the course is over.
Pace's online Bookstore
has all textbooks used in our online courses in stock. Once you register
for a class, simply visit the bookstore and enter in the Course ID
to locate the books you will need. You can place your order online
or over the phone.
Because our students live and work all over the U.S., discussion boards
specific to each class give all students, regardless of where they
are located, a chance to discuss course work and exercises with fellow
classmates. Instructors often pose problems or questions on the boards,
and students discuss solutions. In addition, since you'll always have
access to each discussion for your class - the boards are a great
place to look for help if you need it. It is also through your participation
in these discussions that your instructor will be able to assess how
well you are learning the course work.
Email is the primary means of communication between you and your instructor.
Your instructor will use email to send you announcements, notes and
comments on assignments as well as feedback on quizzes, exams or other
projects. You'll use email when you need to communicate with your
instructor on an individual and more private basis, and will also
have the ability to communicate with any and all of your classmates
this way as well. Addresses for your instructor and all your classmates
will be listed under the Communication button in the courseware.