If you are trying to log in for the Winter 2012 please go to www.jones.edu and click the DL Login link in the top right hand corner. This will present you with the login page for the new Blackboard system.We are no longer using this system and you will not be able to log in.
Visit support.jones.edu for additional technical support and emergency contact information.
Before logging in, it is highly recommended that you perform a browser check to see if your computer is properly configured to use the Blackboard Learning System.
The Blackboard Learning System sometimes uses small browser windows to deliver requested content. Some pop-up blockers incorrectly interpret these small windows as pop-ups and block them. If you have installed a pop-up blocker, turn it off while using the Learning System.
Java Security Certificate
After logging in to the Blackboard Learning System, you will be prompted to accept a Java Security Certificate. You must click Yes or Always to ensure that Learning System functionality using Java will work properly in your browser.
The U.S. Department of Education defines Academic Attendance
The U.S. Department of Education defines "academic attendance" and "attendance at an academically-related activity." These terms include:
Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;
Submitting an academic assignment;
Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;
Attending a study group that is assigned by the institution (or in this case the instructor);
Participating in an online discussion about academic matters; and
Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.
"Academic attendance" and "attendance at an academically-related activity" do not include activities where a student may be present, but not academically engaged, such as:
Logging into an online class without active participation; or
Participating in academic counseling or advisement.
For distance education formats, "a student logging in with no participation thereafter may indicate that the student is not even present at the computer past that point. Further, there is also a potential that someone other than the student may have logged into a class using the student's information to create the appearance the student was on-line. Instead, an institution must demonstrate that a student participated in class or was otherwise engaged in an academically-related activity, such as by contributing to an online discussion or initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course-related question."