It is now easier for students to access free online tutoring then ever before. COM has provided student's access to the Smarthinking service since the fall semester of 2009.
A Blackboard building block has been installed that provides direct, single sign-on access to all students through our course management system. This eliminates the need for students to go to a different web site which uses different log on credentials. Effective immediately students will see the Smarthinking link in the Tools module on the COM Online page when they log on to Blackboard.
All credit courses are on Blackboard so all students can access this service through Blackboard. You do not have to put anything in your course or even use Blackboard to give your students access. If you want to place a link to Smarthinking in your class follow these simple steps.
Enter your course and go to Control Panel -> Customization -> Tool Availability
This makes the tool available for use in your course.
Once you have made the Smarthinking tool available you can add a link to your course menu or place it under another appropriate link on your menu. (See the OCR Tip - Reduce Menu Size post this month about the importance of keeping the number of links on your course menu to a minimum.)
Math • Bilingual Math • Introductory Anatomy and Physiology Biology • Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Physics • Economics Finance • Accounting •Statistics • Spanish • Writing • Computers and Technology
For questions about Smarthinking or how to create a link to the Smarthinking site please contact the distance education department.