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.
In a Webinar Technical Orientation, the session is a survey of the technology needed for any class, and the webinar is perfect if you can’t come to Batavia for assistance.
While it may say Online Learning 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.
Spring (and Summer!) 2015 Technical Orientation
The recording for the Spring 2015 Orientation – the orientation won’t change, but do ask questions if you have them!
This is the Power Point used with the Orientation that you might find helpful: TechnicalOrientationSpring2015
Check out the “About Webinars” link above if you’ve never participated in a webinar before.
Mac users, Windows 8 user and anyone new to webinars should check out the “About Webinars” page well before joining the webinar.
Other In Person
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.
If you are at a campus center, don’t hesitate to ask the site staff for assistance!
[updated May 22, 2015]