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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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Are you a Dual Credit student taking an Online or Hybrid course? Below is information to help you get started and tips to be a successful online learner.

 

NTU Student Orientation

  1. Student Online Orientation - This student orientation provides students with information about the many resources available at Navajo Technical University (NTU). Students learn about student services, special programs, and other student support programs. The orientation is available online and is mandatory for all students required to complete the Registration Online process. You will receive a certification of completion for finishing the online orientation. The online orientation takes about 20-40 minutes to complete. If you run out of time, you can always return to access to complete or obtain any information.
  2. MOODLE STUDENT ORIENTATION COURSE - Under ‘My Course’, you will see a course called: "Learner Orientation - v.3.7.”. For Students: This course will expose you to various moodle features that you will encounter during your use of this learning management system. This course will remain available for you to consult later on if you would like to look back at any of the resources or practice with activities.

Online Student Orentation

  1. Student Online Orientation - This student orientation provides students with information about the many resources available at Navajo Technical University (NTU). Students learn about student services, special programs, and other student support programs. The orientation is available online and is mandatory for all students required to complete the Registration Online process. You will receive a certification of completion for finishing the online orientation. The online orientation takes about 20-40 minutes to complete. If you run out of time, you can always return to access to complete or obtain any information.
  2. Blackboard Ultra STUDENT ORIENTATION COURSE - Under ‘Course’, you will see a course called: "Blackboard Ultra Orientation”. For Students: This course will expose you to various Blackboard Ultra features that you will encounter during your use of this learning management system. This course will remain available for you to consult later on if you would like to look back at any of the resources or practice with activities.
  3. How to Log into SSO Account
  1. Go to www.navajotech.edu, Click on the "SSO Login" link at the top bar or main NTU webpage.

     

  2. Enter your NTU username and password. (Note: IT department creates an account. If you do not have an SSO account, email its@navajotech.edu).

     

  3. Once you successfully login, the SSO page should appear. Click on Blackboard Ultra to find your courses.

     

  4. Begin navigating your courses.

 

Another option - How to log into Blackboard Ultra

  1. Go to https://navajotech.edu.blackboard.com/
  2. Click on the "Login" link at the top bar
  3. Use your NTU ID and Password

You should now be logged in. If you got a login error, please double-check your password and NTU ID. If you cannot log in to Blackboard Ultra, please click on Forgot Password to reset your password. Check your email to retrieve your password. Your courses are located under "Courses" on the left column, you may need to scroll down if you do not see your course. You will not see any listings if you are not enrolled in any courses.

  • You need a reliable computer, a strong internet connection, and the best platform to meet your needs. Blackboard Ultra and Collaborate Ultra requires a modern web browser with WebRTC support. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is a free, open-source project providing web browsers and mobile applications with real-time communication (RTC) via simple application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • Set up a workspace. If possible, this space should be intended for school work only. You want this space to be friendly and inviting, but also encourage productive work behavior. Keep your work environment free of distractions like television, other family members, or household chores. Natural lighting and an ergonomic chair can go a long way in setting up your ideal work environment.

 

Online courses offered

See a complete list of the NTU degree and certificates you can earn online or on-campus, an online course listing, and course schedule.

 

Before your course begins

  1. If you do not have a Single-Sign-On (SSO) account which give you access to NTU email, MyNTU, and Blackboard Ultra, send an email to the IT department (its@navajotech.edu). The IT department creates the SSO account.
  2. Check your computer requirements.
    1. Go to https://navajotech.blackboard.com and log in with your NTU Skyhawk Email.
    2. Contact Technical Support if you have questions at NTU IT Helpdesk.
  3. Help with common problems can be found at: Student E-Learning Resources.
  4. Instructions to add a photo to your course profile can be found at:
  5. New to online learning? NTU Online Student Policies and Procedures can help you navigate.
  6. Is online learning for you? Online Learning requires computer skills, communication skills, and to be a motivated self-starter. Complete the online readiness for online learning by filling out the following assessment to get a good idea of your readiness, NTU Online Learning Readiness Quiz (refer to step 1).
  7. You must have dedicated access to a computer that connects to the Internet loaded with a web browser (i.e. Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge) and Office Suite.
  8. Read the E-Learning Tips for success on how to be a successful online learner.
  9. Ensure you attend your online courses weekly. Refer to the online attendance policy. Online students need to login into their Learning Management System (LMS) at least 3-4 times a week.
  10. Do your own work. Refer to the E-Learning Student policies for more information.

 

Attend the first day of class

  1. Go to: https://navajotech.blackboard.com/, log on to Blackboard Ultra using your Skyhawk ID and Password, and begin working.
  2. Obtain your textbooks; most are available at the NTU Bookstore or through our new Online Bookstore (starting Fall 2021). The NTU website will have more information on how to purchase and access your online book in August. Access to the Online Bookstore will also be available through the SSO. Refer to your syllabus for book information.
  3. Check your email from your professor for information and course plans for the semester. If you don’t receive a message from your professor, email them, and ask what necessary steps I take to keep current in the course.
  4. Review the Online Student Support Resources at URL http://www.navajotech.edu/online-student-learning-support.
  5. Online courses follow the NTU academic calendar. It is essential to begin working within your course on the first day of instruction.
  6. Additional information about Blackboard Ultra can be found below and at: Student E-Learning. Online Learning Transition for Students - Moving Online. This guide provides you with the key actions and resources to help you make the shift to online learning as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Login to your NTU SSO login to access Email, Blackboard Ultra, and complete the following task on the first day of online learning for each of your courses.
  7. Ask questions if you are not sure and get the support you need. All our information is shared on our NTU webpage and on Facebook.
  8. Let us know if you need help or support. Email Dr. Coleen Arviso at ccarviso@navajotech.edu or IT department at its@navajotech.edu.

 

College is different from high school

 

dual credit students

A high school student having the opportunity to take a college class is a positive experience that helps many young people grow as learners and realize their ambition of completing a college degree. But high school students taking NTU dual credit courses must understand the differences between high school and college.

 

High SchoolIn College
High school is mandatory and usually free College is voluntary and tuition plus fees are associated with programs. Benefits, Dual Credit courses are free to the student – all tuition, books, and general fees are waived for participating high schools. The High Schools participating can be found on the Dual Credit Program.
Student can count on teachers to remind them of responsibilities and to guide them in setting priorities. Students balance responsibilities and set priorities on their own. High school students need to be ready to take an online course. Complete the Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire help determine what you need to do to success in online learning.
Students are usually told in class what they need to learn from assigned readings. It's up to the students to read and understand the assigned material. Students enrolled in an Online or Hybrid course need to check their syllabus, Moodle, or the learning platforms the professor is using to get assignments and due dates. Check your Skyhawk email for information from your professor. If you are not sure, email your professor using your skyhawk email. Getting your NTU SSO login, contacting your professors and tips for online learning success are key to a successful semester.
Teachers often take time to remind students of assignments and due dates. Professors expect students to read, save, and consult the course syllabus (outline); the syllabus spells out exactly what is expected of the student, when it is due, and how it will be graded. Also, logging into Moodle for coursework and due dates.
Teachers carefully monitor class attendance. Attendance in Online Courses is mandatory just as face-to-face courses. Online students need to login into their Learning Management System (LMS) at least 3-4 times a week. Please refer to your online professor’s course requirements and specifications and to ensure you are actively participating in your online course. Attendance will be tracked through the online student management system by the professor. Attendance will incorporate completion of course requirements, participation in completing course assignments and interactions with professor. If it determined that the student is not meeting attendance policy requirements set forth by NTU Catalog and the professor of the course, the following steps will instituted.

 

Online study is different; set a schedule

  • Online students are expected to learn mainly by engaging with online materials, supplementary resources and the completion of assessed work.
  • Most college professors teaching online classes don't hold real-time online courses.
  • Hybrid courses may use Zoom or some sort of communication interface.
  • Make a study plan stay on track with coursework.
  • Organize and set a certain amount of hours per day or week to set aside to focus on completing coursework.
  • Manage your time carefully to set dedicated study time each day.

 

What can students do to make sure they succeed in online classes?

Taking an online college class requires students to take on a great deal of responsibility for their own learning. Being successful depends on:

 

Dual credit student

 

What you can expect of Professors?

Every online class has a professor who is available to:

  • Answer your questions about the course content
  • Grade your assignments
  • Help you succeed in the course

Find out more about when to contact your professor and how to reach out to them and the NTU Faculty contact information.

 

How can you help as a parent?

  1. Understand school during this period is not easy for professors, students or parents.
  2. Help keep students on track – if your son or daughter is studying an 16-week class, and they need to be spending 4- 6 hours per week on that class, ask them how have they planned that time and how can you help them stick to that plan.
  3. Students have full access to all NTU’s Student Services including library, technology support, tutoring services and Online Learning Transition for Students - Moving Online.

Support success by asking your child questions like: What assignments are you looking forward to completing this week? Or: Tell me something new you learned today.

 

Online tools and resources

 

Technical Assistance:

  1. For Course Support: refer to your Blackboard Ultra course for contact information at Blackboard Ultra.
  2. For additional Technical Support call (505) 786-4208 Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or email: its@navajotech.edu.
  3. For online technical support, go to http://www.navajotech.edu/about/it-dept.

 

Helpful Student Videos

 

What are the different meeting types or modes of course delivery?

Meeting Types:
Web-Enhanced course is a traditional course offered face-to-face using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course.
Hybrid-blended (HYB) course is half face-to-face and the other half involves using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course.
Online course (ONL) is offered fully online using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course. You will need to contact your instructor if they are using a different LMS besides Moodle.
Face-to-Face course is a traditional course that will not use technology in the classroom.

 

Additional Questions about your Online Course:

Coleen Arviso, Ph.D.
Director of E-Learning
Navajo Technical University
Email: ccarviso@navajotech.edu
Text Cell: (505) 728-7069 [Ensure you include your full name, course name, and number, a meaningful and clear message - example: Jane Miller, Spring 2021 - need help accessing SP21 SSC 100 ONL College Success Course in Moodle]

 

 

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010

 

 

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