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Technical Orientations

Genesee uses technology as an integral part of instruction. Whether you are taking a fully online, video point-to-point, hybrid or fully face-to-face class, you will be expected to use technology.

To support that, we offer a number of Technical Orientations that go over the basics you need to know. We cover:

  • the various accounts you need to use
  • where you can get help
  • using the Library remotely
  • accessing your Outlook.com email
  • accessing course material in Blackboard
  • using the tools in Blackboard

There are two types of Technical Orientation: in person and online.

In Person Technical Orientations

These will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 11:15 am in T205 on the Batavia Campus. A second set of sessions will be on Thursday, August 26 at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm, in T205 of the Batavia Campus. These are the same sessions offered multiple times each day.

Online Technical Orientations

These sessions are held in Elluminate, a webinar/conferencing software. Since this is completely online, you can access the Online Technical Orientations from any location — home, work, a library. You only need a computer and speakers (or headphones) to participate.

If you’ve never participated on an online conference before, information on that can be found on the Elluminate web site in their instructions for First Time Participants. Check it out before the orientation dates.

There are 2 scheduled Online Technical Orientations – log in about 10 minutes before the scheduled start time:

The August 16 webinar will be recorded so anyone who could not attend a webinar in person and who would like to review the information can do so.

In Person Assistance

If you are attending classes in Batavia, you can always get help in the Open Lab (T207) or the Assisted Learning Lab (D209). Help in using technology is available in both locations.

At a campus center, there are often lab assistants available; ask at the desk when someone might be available to help.

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