What is a Technical Orientation?
A “Technical Orientation” is an introduction to some of the technology you will be using to take classes at Genesee. We talk about your accounts, how to log in, using Genesee email, using Genesis, some special tips about using Blackboard and general information on things you may need to do when interacting with your instructors.
Part of the in-person Technical Orientation is to make sure you can log into your network, email and Genesis accounts (3 separate accounts!) and that you understand how they are different. In a Webinar Technical Orientation, the session is more of a survey of the technology but the webinar is perfect if you can’t come to Batavia for assistance.
While it may say eLearning in other places, you don’t need to be in a fully online course to benefit from a Technical Orientation. Students in hybrid, video linked and just plain old face-to-face classes need to know how to be a good online student.
Summer 2013 Technical Orientation Sessions
This is a fully online webinar, although anyone in the Batavia area is welcome to join us. It will be about an hour long - there’s lots to cover! – so be prepared to spend some time with us. To participate in the webinar, all you need is a computer and speakers!
The Summer webinar will be Tuesday, May 28 starting at 2:00 pm.
- The link for the webinar will be here about a week before; check back!
- Plan to join in a few minutes early to run through the technical setup
- Your local campus center can help you access this session so that you don’t have to come all the way to Batavia; check with the staff there to see of that’s an option.
- We do record the webinars for anyone that cannot attend; if you want to look ahead for Summer, play this session
Can’t come to an Orientation? Walk-in assistance is available between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm (Monday through Friday) in T207 of the Batavia campus. Students needing assistance or having questions can come in during the day and get help at any time.
Actually, you can get help any time T207 is open and we will have additional staff on hand during the day the first week of classes to help answer questions.
[updated February 21, 2013]