Student Help Desk:  Transitioning to Online Learning Successfully

As you are aware, Lawson State is transitioning all classes to an online course delivery (via Blackboard) to enable students and faculty to better protect themselves against the Coronavirus by remaining off campus.  We will be delivering courses online until classes resume (back on campus) on Monday, April 6th.  Transitioning to an online learning environment can be intimidating if you have never taken an online course.  Lawson State is dedicated to your success, so review the resources on this page to assist you in having a successful transition.

Getting Started on Blackboard

Introduction to Blackboard Ultra (video)
Required downloads for your computer
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How do online classes work?
How do I best succeed in an online class?

Blackboard Tutorials

Introduction to Blackboard Ultra for Students (video)
The Blackboard APP tour (video)
How do I edit my profile in Blackboard Ultra (video)
How to submit an assignment in Blackboard (video)
How to post in Online Discussion Boards (video)
How to participate in the Discussion Boards (video)
How to receive and send email messages in Blackboard Ultra (video)
How to view my grades in Blackboard (video)
How to view teacher feedback on assignments (video)
How to setup notification settings in Blackboard  (video)
Check attendance grades in Blackboard (video)
Use the calendar in Blackboard (video)
Other Blackboard tutorials (video)

Blackboard Collaborate ("Live" Lecturing) 

Blackboard Collaborate Help for Students  (video)
Blackboard Collaborate an Introduction
Private Chat in Blackboard Collaborate


How to join a Zoom virtual class (video 1)
How to join a Zoom virtual class (video 2)
Zoom Tips for Students

Tutoring and Online Resources 

eResources for Online Students (including 1,000's of videos on many subjects)
Can't find what you are looking for, go to YouTube for lessons on your subject matter

Request Private a Tutoring Session (Online)

Request one-on-one  eTutoring for Development Math:  Email our tutor at
Request one-on-one  eTutoring for English:  Email our tutor at
More subject coming soon.
Free (or Limited) Online Access for Students

Free Internet Access (Online)

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eLibrary Resources

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Help Desk

Logging into Blackboard Ultra
Blackboard Help Desk
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