In this page, you will find information on:
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by students
- Best practices for students in an online course
- Help Resources
- Academic Integrity
- Copyright for Students
- Legal / Disclaimer for LinkedIn Learning
- Rules for Online Behaviour and Acceptable Use Policy
- Technical Specifications and Requirements
Land Acknowledgment: Honouring the Land
Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Black Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find your student record by logging into My Humber to view your final grades.
You can pay for your online course either online or over the phone. Visit Online Registration for instructions on how to register for your online course. As well, you can find the Office of the Registrar’s contact information on their website.
Most courses are not self-paced. Online courses have firm start and end dates. While you can access your course material anytime, you are expected to complete the course requirements as per the schedule outlined by your teacher in the Critical Path.
Every course is different. Similar to in-class courses, online courses may also evaluate students through a final examination. As well, there may also be midterm tests.
Instructions for Students
Here are some best practices to make this a great learning experience:
- Review the Critical Path and Course Outline in your course site. These documents are important to help keep you on track. Check back to the Critical Path periodically to ensure that you don’t miss any critical dates.
- Get to know your fellow students in your course. Check to see if your instructor has a discussion post for an Introduction/About You. There you can read and get a feel for why your classmates are in the class and what they hope to achieve by taking this course.
- Be sure to read your instructor’s announcements in your course site. These are very important as your instructor may communicate when assignments are due or when a live session may happen.
- Use Blackboard Messages to send emails to your instructor. This tool is helpful for any questions you may have of the instructor or about the course content. In some cases, faculty may prefer you contact them at their @humber.ca email address instead. Please verify the contact method your instructor prefers at the beginning of the course.
- Be mindful of Academic Integrity and Copyright when creating assignments for this course.
- Stay on track by using the Calendar Tool, posting when you need to complete required activities (quizzes, discussions, assignments, etc).
- Be sure to check the Help Resources section on this page if you have any questions about Blackboard, the Library, or need to find the different Humber resources available to you as a student.
- Relax and enjoy the course!
Need help using Blackboard?
- Visit the HumberOnline Blackboard Support page or contact the Open Learning Centre.
- Blackboard Student Apps: Android; iOS
- Blackboard Help for Students (by Blackboard)
- Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Help for Students (by Blackboard)
- VIDEOS: Blackboard Ultra for Students (by Blackboard)
Need help using Panopto?
- This curated list of resources will provide students with instructions and troubleshooting tips for using Panopto.
Having difficulty installing software or having any other technical issues (i.e. password reset)?
Need assistance with paying for, dropping, or withdrawing from a course?
- Visit the MyHumber How-to Guides, or
- Visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for their contact information
Looking for your course materials or textbooks?
- Contact the Humber Bookstore
- Please Note: A textbook may not be required for your online course. Please consult with your course instructor or check your course outline for details. Textbooks and supplies are an additional cost and are not included in course fees.
Student Accessibility Resources
- Accessible Learning Services
- Humber Accessibility Policy
- Accessibility at Blackboard
- Humber's Community Identification Barrier Form
- Accessible Content E-Portal through Humber Library
Additional Help Resources
For additional information, visit the Academic Misconduct section of Humber's Academic Regulations.
Copyright is the exclusive legal right given to a creator to reproduce, publish, sell or distribute his/her work. All members of the Humber community are required to comply with Canadian copyright law which governs the reproduction, use and distribution of copyrighted materials. This means that the copying, use and distribution of copyright-protected materials, regardless of format, is subject to certain limits and restrictions. For example, photocopying or scanning an entire textbook is not allowed, nor is distributing a scanned book.
See the Humber Libraries Website and the site for additional information regarding copyright and for details on allowable limits.
The Humber Policies & Procedures page includes links to Code of Student Conduct, Accessibility Policy, Human Rights Policy, Fair Dealing Policy and more!
As well, it is important to understand Humber's Academic Regulations for your program.
LinkedIn Learning is a website dedicated to online learning by providing access to thousands of online video tutorials created by industry experts. The library of videos cover a range of topics including business, design, photography, and education to help you achieve your learning goals. Humber College has acquired a campus-wide license to LinkedIn Learning to allow all of it’s faculty, students and staff access to this learning environment.
Legal / Disclaimer
Even though we are interacting in an electronic environment, it is still very important that we set specific guidelines for how we communicate in this site. These guidelines are referred to as netiquette.
The first rule of netiquette is "Remember the Human". I expect all interactions in this site to have a courteous and professional tone. Here are some acceptable responses to Discussions:
- "The point you made about ... is excellent. I'd like to add that..."
- "I agree with...., but what about ..."
- "That's a good point, but in my opinion ..."
- "That's interesting, however, from my point of view ..."
- "That may be the case, but in my experience ..."
- "A question I have after reading this is ..."
Acceptable Use Policy
In addition to netiquette, Humber College has an Acceptable Use Policy that governs the acceptable use of all technology found on Humber's premises or technologies that are associated with Humber. The Acceptable Use Policy is available at Humber: Acceptable Use Policy. It states the specific guidelines for all users of Humber's infrastructure so that all technologies are used appropriately and responsibly.
Student Conduct — All students at Humber are expected to be aware and understand the Code of Student Conduct. This document can be found at Humber College - Know the Code.
Browser and Operating System Check
- To check whether Blackboard supports your browser and operating system, visit the following Browser Checker.
For additional help, visit Humber Blackboard Support.