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Mandatory Web Course Preparation Requirement FAQ

What is the Web Course Preparation Requirement?
If you have never successfully completed an Owens online course, you will need a unique registration code to register for any type of online or hybrid course. You can obtain the code by completing a short online Web Course Prep Requirement course in the Owens Blackboard system.

Once you complete the final assessment in the course, you can return to the Ozone registration page, enter your code, and register for online or hybrid courses. You will only need to take the Web Prep Course and enter the code one time.

Click Here to watch a five-minute recording that demonstrates how the Web Prep Requirement works.

Is this required if I just want to enroll in an on campus course?

I previously took the Web Course Preparation Requirement. Do I have to do it again?
No. If you took the Web Course Preparation Requirement earlier in 2012 and entered your code into the Ozone registration page, you will not need to do it again.

How long will it take me to complete the Web Prep Requirement?
There are four content modules in the Blackboard Web Prep Requirement. If you read all materials and participate in all activities, we estimate it will take between 45 minutes and 2 hrs.

Will this affect my Grade Point Average?
No, the Web Prep Requirement will not be recorded as a graded course and will not appear in your transcript.

The Web Prep Requirement is currently available in the Owens Blackboard (Bb) System. If you have been admitted as a student at Owens Community College, you can login to Bb at and you will see the access link on your My Campus page.

Is this the same thing as the New Student Orientation (NSO)?
No. The NSO is a separate orientation designed for new Owens students. All degree or certificate-seeking students with less than 9 credit hours of transfer courses are required to take face-to-face New Student Orientation prior to meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

What do I do once I log into Blackboard?
On your Bb welcome page, you will see a short description of the Web Prep Requirement with a link to self-enroll into the Web Prep Requirement Bb course shell. Once you self-enroll and enter the course, you will see will be step-by-step instructions on how to proceed.

Is there an Instructor in the Web Prep Requirement?
No, but the e-Learning Office will monitor the discussion board in the Web Prep Requirement course in case you have questions.

Is there a deadline to complete the course?
No. You can take as along as you like to complete the course.

I've already taken web courses at other colleges. Do I still need to do this?
Yes, but if you feel you are prepared for online courses at Owens, you can enter the Web Prep Requirement course and proceed directly to the final quiz to obtain your access code.

Who can I contact for support?
The correct registration code you will receive in module 4 of the course will be a 4 - 7 digit numeric number. Some students have confused a different password or code for their registration access code. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with logging in, please contact the Owens Help Desk - or call (567) 661-7120 If you are unable to register for some other reason (additional pre-requisites or the New Student Orientation), please contact the Advising or Oserve Offices.

If you have other questions about the Web Course Prep Requirement or content, please Click Here to contact the e-Learning Office or call (567) 661-7988.

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