Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can register for an online course?
A: All Touro College students in good academic standing can register for online courses. Students on academic probation cannot register for these courses. See the student handbook for additional restrictions.
Q: When do these courses begin and end?
A: The online courses will follow basically the same schedule as LAS. Click here for current semester links, including the academic calendar.
Q: What do I do on the first day of classes?
A: Log on to http://blackboard.touro.edu with your username and password. Click here for information on your username and password.. If you need help with Blackboard, please contact the Blackboard Support Helpline at http://d2.parature.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8090 or (866) 588-8306 .
Q: Do I have to own a computer to take an online course?
A: No, but having one at home lets you do the coursework at your convenience. You can access online courses from any computer that can access the Internet.
Q: What technology do I need to take an online course?
A: You need 3 things:
- Internet connection
- Email account
- Browser software (ex. Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, American Online)
Q: Does Touro College provide access to the Internet?
A: We have computer labs at all Touro sites that have Internet access for students working on assignments for courses.
Q: How can I get an email account if I do not have one?
A: Free email accounts are widely available online. One place you can go to sign up for a free email account is http://mail.yahoo.com.
Q: Are courses offered via the Internet any different than those traditional courses in the classroom?
A: The course content, course materials, and assignments are the same. After completion of an Internet-based course, you will have developed the same skills and have the same knowledge as traditional students. The experience of an online course will be different.
Q: Is everything, including taking exams, done via the Internet?
A: At the instructors' discretion, students may be expected to come to the College to take exams periodically.
Q: How do I register for these courses?
A: Register for these courses using regular registration procedures, using the course code listed. Then, after waiting a couple of hours after registration, login to http://blackboard.touro.edu/ and set up your email address using the Personal Information link after you login.Click here for information on your username and password.. If you need help with Blackboard, please contact the Blackboard Support Helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 463-0400 ext. 5674.
Q: Where can I get more information about these courses?
A: Go to http://www.touro.edu/OnlineCourses/ for more information.
You can also contact the Blackboard Support Helpline at email@example.com or at 212-463-0400 ext. 5674 with any questions or problems.