Distance Learning

Distance Learning Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for BUS -D010.-62Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Byron Lilly
Office Hours Monday thru Thursday 12:30PM-1:30PM
Office Location F-41F
Office Phone (408) 864-8431
Email lillybyron@fhda.edu
Website
A Message from your Instructor
I recommend you complete your orientation now by clicking the "Continue" button at the bottom of this page (after carefully reading this page) and the "next page" button on each subsequent page (after skim-reading those pages) until it lets you put in your name and email address (on the Student Information Form page,) then come back to this page and watch the video showing the basics of how to complete your McGraw-Hill Connect registration. You will find the link to this video further down on this page, under the heading How to get started in your course. After watching the video, click any underlined occurrence of the expression McGraw-Hill Connect that appears on this page and register for the course on the McGraw-Hill Connect website. If you don't start your course on a timely basis (i.e. by Sunday, September 30, 2012,) I will drop you from the course for "inadequate attendance in the first week of the quarter," and you will not be able to add back, so don't wait, start your course today!

This course is NOT available in De Anza's Catalyst system. Instead, it uses a state-of-the art interactive multimedia online course delivery system called McGraw-Hill Connect. This is a 5 unit course, so success in this course will require an estimated 6-10 hours of your time per week for 12 weeks.

You must buy and read the assigned pages in the course textbook in order to be successful in this class. The textbook is Selected Materials from Understanding Business by Nickels, McHugh & McHugh, 9th edition. If you buy your book at the De Anza College bookstore, it will be a custom textbook based on the text Understanding Business by Nickels, McHugh and McHugh, 9th edition. It contains only the chapters we will be using. Also, if you buy the custom textbook NEW from the De Anza College bookstore, it will come bundled with a McGraw-Hill Connect registration card. This will save you $39.99 when you go to register on the McGraw-Hill Connect website. If you buy a used textbook, you will have to pay $39.99 with a credit card to register on the McGraw-Hill Connect website. Please note that the textbook must be the 9th edition; the 7th, 8th, and 10th editions will not work.

In order to take this course, you will need to register for the course on the McGraw-Hill Connect website no later than September 30th. If you don't, I will drop you from the class. Registering for the course on the De Anza MyPortal system, while required, is NOT the same as registering for the course on the McGraw-Hill Connect system. You must do both. Once again, the due date for registering on the McGraw-Hill Connect system is Sunday, September 30, 2012.
Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 6 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
How to get started in your course
The easiest way to get started in your course is to click on any of the underlined occurrences of the expression McGraw-Hill Connect that appear on this page. This will open a new window or tab in your browser at the McGraw-Hill Connect page that is specifically dedicated to this class. You might want to leave the new window or tab open while you finish this online orientation in your original window or tab, then come back to it to complete your McGraw-Hill Connect registration. When you are ready to complete your McGraw-Hill Connect registration, do the following: In the new window or tab, make sure the COURSE says "Introduction to Business Fall 2012" and the SECTION says "Section 62Z". Click the "REGISTER NOW" button. Enter your usual email address and click the "Submit" button. Enter the 20 digit registration code from the registration card that came with your new custom textbook into the spaces provided and click the "Submit" button, or click the "Buy Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the registration process using a credit card. Alternatively, you can get free temporary access to the site by clicking the "Start Free Trial" button and following the prompts. I believe the Free Trial period is 10 days.

For a video showing the basics of how to complete your McGraw-Hill Connect registration, click here.

ONCE YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THE COURSE (on MyPortal), TO AVOID BEING DROPPED FOR INADEQUATE "ATTENDANCE", you MUST do TWO things:
1. Register on the McGraw-Hill Connect website by Sunday, September 30, 2012 AND
2. Earn at least 800 online points by Sunday, October 28, 2012.

WARNING: Unless you do BOTH of the things listed above by the due dates, you will be dropped from this course for inadequate attendance.

Be sure to DROP YOURSELF from the course by Friday, November 16, 2012 if you are not keeping up with the work and do not want to continue. Late drops are not permitted.

See you online!


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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Last Updated: 9/5/13