Distance Learning Jump Start - Coming Soon!

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Taking the first steps towards online learning success.

Welcome (video)

Is distance learning right for me? Take a simple quiz.

What is my learning style? Take another simple quiz

What does it all mean? Explanations for both quiz results

Recommended Browsers and Software

Tutorials that will help you take the first steps towards success: 

  • Logging into the MyVHCC Portal: Your gateway to everything
  • Overview of SIS
  • Overview of Student Email
  • Overview of Blackboard Learn
    • Email Your Instructor and Classmates from Bb
    • Create a Discussion Board Thread
    • Reply to a Discussion Board Thread
    • Upload an Assignment to Your Instructor
    • Tests and Quizzes in Bb
  • Best Practices for being a Successful Online Learner

Support and Help Getting the Answers You Need

  • Your Instructor
  • VHCC Help Desk
  • Distance Learning Department
  • Publisher Tech Support (Below are the big three)
    • Pearson
    • Cengage
    • McGraw-Hill

Best of luck with your distance learning courses at VHCC. If I can be of assistance please let me know.


Ken Fairbanks