May Newsletter

Happenings in your WVS English Course

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

We have certainly had plenty of cloudy, rainy weather in Southeastern Wisconsin! Bring on the sun and blossoms! Get your laptop and work outside. Do whatever it takes to stay on track in spite of the brighter days. Use your Schedule in Course Information to set goals and stay on track for the successful completion of your course!

Helpful Hints for Completing your Course

As the end of the semester approaches remember that there are resources to help you successfully complete your course(s), even if you are behind pace, such as your:

  • Teacher: Besides email your teacher will post their Connect Time Office Hours via Collaborate desktop conferencing tool in the welcome folder of their courses. Not only can you jump into a session with them for real time support, but you might also find a classmate in there that you can collaborate with. If you can't find the link or the time to join ask your teacher.
  • Tutor.Com 24/7 Tutoring Support (for core content areas): You too will find this in the welcome folder in your online course. Here is a quick screen cast overview:
  • Local Education Guide (LEG)/Coach/Mentor at your School: Your school contacts are there to help you, but they need to know you need support and the more specific you are with details the better. Do not wait until the end of the course to say this has not worked since....let them know right away.
  • Your Classmates: Often there is a general forum or discussion board in your online courses where you can reach out to your classmates regarding questions you might have about the course, study tips, etc.

This screen cast has some general helpful hints for a successful online experience:(Example: what the blue retry arrow means and where to find feedback on your assignments):

May Connect Hours

Chat with me live during my Connect Hours.

May Hours

Thursday, May 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Check out the BB Collaborate Quick Guide prior to your first session.

Access the session via this link.

For BB Collaborate Technical Support call 1-877-383-2293.