Virtual College

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New Students

Virtual College Orientation

Each term the Virtual College offers a no fee, no credit online orientation for new students. The Virtual College Orientation is designed to help students:

  • become successful online learners
  • gain learning and awareness through self-assessments
  • grow familiar with the Learning Management System
  • acquire the technical skills necessary to succeed in an online course
  • discover more about MDC's processes and academic resources

To Enroll in the Orientation:

  1. First, please make sure you are using Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Next go to http://openeducation.blackboard.com/mdc
  3. Then click on the Student Orientation link – "Virtual College Student Orientation"
  4. Click on the grey Enroll button, then select “Don’t have an account? Create one now.” The system will NOT recognize your standard MDC credentials, so create your login and password by using your MDC standard username and password so you remember how to login again.
  5. After creating your account, please check the box “Agree to Terms of Use”.
  6. You will see a green sign at the top that states - Success: You are now enrolled in "Virtual College Student Orientation".
  7. Click on “Go to Course” to begin.

For more information, view this introductory video: