Math 104.5 Online

This is the main page for MAT 104.5 online at BMCC/CUNY, taught by Prof. Wladis. This class is taught entirely online - all your assignments must be submitted electronically. There are 1-2 deadlines every week for your work. You should expect this course to take about 12-18 hours of work each week; this work includes reading lectures online, completing problems online, discussing mathematics with other students online, and doing homework for practice. To begin the course, you must login to Blackboard and complete assignments by the end of the first week of classes.

BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO COMPLETE THE STEPS NEEDED TO BEGIN THE COURSE!

Useful course links (you may want to print these out and keep them with you throughout the semester):

  • Blackboard: The course itself is hosted in Blackboard, which can always be accessed through the CUNY portal at www.cuny.edu.

    For instructions on how to logon to Blackboard for the first time, click here for instructions on how to logon.
    If you have never used Blackboard before, I recommend that you click here for information about how to attend an orientation session.

  • Turnitin: You will have writing assignments which you will be required to submit using Turnitin.com instead of Blackboard. You will need the following information in order to register for this course at turnitin.com:
    course ID: 35673315
    password: math104

    If you do not have a turnitin account, please register for one at turnitin.com. Once you are logged in, instructions on how to add a new class to your turnitin account (be sure to have the course ID and password handy above) can be found by clicking HERE

  • Sign up for the Class Mailing List: This is at google groups: https://groups.google.com/g/bmccmath1045. On that page, click ASK TO JOIN GROUP. You may have to create a google account first if you do not have one already.

    This is how you will receive all class emails, so be sure you use an email address which you will check at least 3 times per week.

    1. Set up your BMCC Email: You can use any email address you like for this list, but you do also need to periodically check your BMCC email also, since any emails that are sent officially through BMCC or through Blackboard will go to your BMCC email address. If you have not used BMCC email before, click here for instructions on how to setup BMCC email.

    2. Put my email address on your email program's accept list: If you plan on using an email address which is not a BMCC email address, make sure to put my email address profwladis@gmail.com, and the group email list bmccmath301@googlegroups.com, on your email program's accept list so that my emails to you are not filtered to your spam folder. To find out how to do this, contact your email provider.

  • Assignments Page: Assignments will be due every week. The deadlines for each week, and the specific assignments which will be due each week are always listed on the assignments page, which you can get to by going to http://www.cwladis.com/math104.5/interactivesyllabus.
    This page is also under the "Assignments" button on the menu in Blackboard. There are assignments due by the end of the first week of classes!

  • Course Information: Before you begin the course, you must read the course syllabus at http://www.cwladis.com/math104.5/syllabus.php and the frequently asked questions page at http://www.cwladis.com/math104.5/faq.htm.
    Both of these pages are also available in Blackboard under the "Course Information" and "FAQs" buttons. If you have questions about the course later, you should always go to these two pages first.

  • Technical Help: If you encounter any technical problems during the course:

    • For problems with Blackboard, contact E-Support at 212-220-8126 or at esupport@bmcc.cuny.edu.

    • For problems with BMCC email (other than simple password resets), contact the College Computing Center at BMCC at 212-220-8002 or at Student_helpdesk@bmcc.cuny.edu.

    • Please do not ask me to fix technical problems; unfortunately, I don't have the expertise or systems access- contact E-Support or the College Computing Center first, and then if the problem is not easily fixed, email me to let me know what problem you are having and what you have done with IT or the Helpdesk so far to try and fix it. Continue to call E-Support or the College Computing Center until the problem is resolved, and keep updating me about your progress until the problem is fixed.

If you are ready to begin the course, click here to continue.