Government 2305--Web

  Welcome to Dr. Dille's Federal Government 2305 Web Course for Summer I 2010

Welcome Government 2305 Web 
for Summer I 2010


  • The first day of class is Monday, June 7, for the Summer I 2010 semester.  Before starting the course please fill out BOTH the Student Information Bio, then fill out the Web Checklist (click the blue text to open the two questionnaires) by 10 pm on Wednesday, June 9. 5 bonus points each

  • Students  will not be able to login into the course until the first class day. Login instructions to Blackboard are located at /virtual/bblogin.htm.
    Your Blackboard user name/login is your first and  middle initial and last name  and your college ID number without the leading zeroes (ex." bkdille9999") and your password is oc+last 4 numbers of your social security number (ex.: "oc0138")

  • Students  will not be able to login into the course until the first class day. Login instructions to Blackboard are located at /virtual/bblogin.htm.
    Your Blackboard user name/login is your first initial, last initial and your college ID without the leading zeros. (ex." bd350" if my OC ID# was 000350) and your password is oc+last 4 numbers of your social security number (ex.: "oc0138")

  • NEW OC Email Policy: All OC students MUST use their OC student email address for all OC business and courses.  All emails the instructor sends out will be to students' OC student email addresses.  After Wednesday, June 9, only student emails using the OC email address will be answered.  To access your student email, go to the OC webpage at / and in the upper right hand corner you will find "Quick Links" and beneath that the "Blackboard" and "Student Email" links.  

  • Technical Contact Persons
    Students having technical problems with Blackboard  should contact Corey Davis at 335-6781 or at cdavis@odessa.edu or Derrick Conway at 335-6682 or dconway@odessa.edu 

  • All students (especially first time web students) are STRONGLY urged to attend one of the following Blackboard Training sessions in the LRC Bib Lab (2nd floor):
    Monday, June 7  at  5:15 pm         
    Tuesday, June 8 at  12 noon 

    --20 bonus points for attendance.

  • Go to the Blackboard Discussion Board (by clicking on "Communication" in Blackboard's menu) and post your personal bio and respond to another student's bio by 10 pm Wednesday. June 9--5 bonus points

  • Send email to instructor by 10 pm Wednesday June 9--5 bonus points (those late registering email ASAP to get on email list)

  • Instructor suggestion: click on all of buttons to left, read and print out information & put in 3-ring binder for future reference during the semester.

  • Voter's Card: Students can earn bonus points by showing proof they are registered to vote.  Simply email a scanned copy of your voter's card to me or fax a copy to 335-6667.
    20 bonus points

  • Here are some important links if you have questions or problems concerning Blackboard:

    Getting Started: /virtual/student/gettingstarted.htm

    Blackboard Login Instructions: /virtual/bblogin.htm

    Blackboard System Requirements: /virtual/blackboard/requirements.htm

    Blackboard Browser Configuration: /virtual/blackboard/browser.html  


  • This web site was last updated on 5/19/10

Instructor:  Dr. Brian K. Dille 
Office: Deaderick Hall 209
Office Phone: 432/335-6592
Fax: 432/335-6667
E-mail: bdille@odessa.edu
Surface Mail: Odessa College
201 West University
Odessa, Texas 79764
Office Hours: contact by email                                                                                                              
Blackboard: Click here to go to the Blackboard login page.  The OC webmaster will enroll you in this course on Blackboard.  Once that is done, you will only need to login each time, click "Courses", then "Government 2305", and you will be in my course for test-taking, assignments, announcements, etc.  Blackboard will be used to take exams, post assignments, and where discussion topics will be posted and responded to. You MUST be enrolled on Blackboard to continue in this course.



  • 4 on-line exams (50 objective questions) = 100 points each

  • a final exam (100 objective questions) = 200 points

  • 2 Summaries (based on posted discussion topics)  = 100 points each

  • 2 web assignment papers  = 100 points each 

  • TOTAL POINTS in course: 1000 points (+ 55 bonus points to be earned--explained in top table above)

  • VCT STUDENTS CAN TAKE THE FINAL IN A PROCTORED TESTING SITE ON THEIR HOME CAMPUS.  VCT students MUST provide the instructor with all necessary information  AT LEAST one week prior to the final exam (by  8 am, July 1):
    • Contact person
    • Mailing address
    • Email address
    • Fax number
    • Phone number
  • Any student wanting to take the final exam off-campus MUST make arrangements with the instructor by July 1 and provide all of the information listed above.



  • All assignments are to be in Microsoft Word or saved in RTF-Rich Text Format. 

  • Include your name, your OC ID number, date, & assignment title at the top of page 1 of ALL assignments. (a deduction of a full letter grade for failure to include the above information on EACH assignment.)

  • All assignments MUST to be posted in Blackboard's Digital Drop Box to receive credit.   

  • Click on the  "Digital Drop Box" button and then "Send Files" to post all assignments. 




In the summer web course, late assignments will only be accepted up to 1 days (24 hours) after the due date with a letter grade deductionNo late assignments will be accepted after that.

Grievance Policy - Chain of Command

Student -> Instructor -> Department Chair -> Division Dean ->
 Vice President -> President -> Board of Trustees


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