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New Student Seminar

Information and Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is New Student Seminar?
  2. Who is required to take New Student Seminar?
  3. What can I do prior to attending New Student Seminar?
  4. New Student Seminar Fall Semester
  5. New Student Seminar Spring Semester
  6. If you attended Summer Orientation.
  7. Blackboard questions/quiz concerns.
  8. What do I need to pass this course?
  9. Who to contact with questions or concerns about New Student Seminar?
  10. Welcome Letter

Fall Semester New Student Seminar

You have been automatically enrolled in a NSSR 101 section in Blackboard. Once you have attended the Keeping It Safe and Academic Success presentations and library tutorials you will need to complete the following quizzes:

  1. Keeping It Safe
  2. Academic Success
  3. Library Tutorial

Note: You are permitted multiple attempts to pass the quizzes.

New Student Seminar Activities you will need to attend:

Thursday

  1. "Move in"
  2. Verify times and locations on Blackboard for NSSR 101 class
     

Friday

  1. Technology: ASIST, Blackboard, Clickers
  2. Convocation
  3. "Keeping It Safe" seminar
  4. "Academic Success" course led by a Liberty University faculty member
  5. Question & Answer Session                  
  6. "Meet and Greet" reception with key faculty and other students in your chosen major
  7. "President's Kickoff" in Williams Stadium (Dinner provided)
  • Specific locations and times will be listed in the current Welcome Week Booklet and posted online.

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Spring Semester New Student Seminar

You have been automatically enrolled in a NSSR 101 section in Blackboard. Once you have attended the Keeping It Safe and Academic Success presentations and library tutorials you will need to complete the following quizzes:

  1. Keeping It Safe
  2. Academic Success
  3. Library Tutorial

Note: You are permitted multiple attempts to pass the quizzes.

New Student Seminar Activities you will need to attend:

Thursday

  1. "Move in"
  2. Verify times and locations on Blackboard for NSSR 101 class
  3. Welcome event at the Student Center 7:00 p.m.

Friday

  1. Technology: ASIST, Blackboard, Clickers
  2. Welcome & Worship
  3. "Keeping It Safe" seminar
  4. "Academic Success" course led by a Liberty University faculty member
  5. Question & Answer Session
  6. "Meet and Greet" reception with key faculty and other students in your chosen major

Specific locations and times will be listed in the current Welcome Week Booklet and posted online.

  • See Spring 2015 New Student Welcome Letter

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Summer Orientation

If you did attend: June 16/June 23/ July 11/ July 25

You were automatically enrolled in a NSSR 101 section in Blackboard. Please go into Blackboard and complete the following quizzes:

  1. Keeping It Safe
  2. Academic Success
  3. Library Tutorials

Note: You are permitted multiple attempts to attain a score of 100 on each of the quizzes. 

  • ~June Summer Orientations please complete your quizzes by July 6th.
  • ~July Summer Orientations please complete your quizzes by August 6th.

Activities you need to attend the weekend before fall semester begins:

Wednesday, Staggered "move in" for those who received an email from Liberty to arrive at a specific time on Wednesday...otherwise:

  • Thursday, "Move in"                                                                                                                    
  • Friday, you will attend:
  1. Technology: ASIST, Blackboard, Clickers                                               
  2. Convocation
  3. "Meet and Greet" reception with key faculty and other students in your chosen major
  4. Question & Answer Session
  5. "President's Kickoff" in Williams Stadium                                                                                                                                                                        Specific locations and times will be listed in the current Welcome Week Booklet and posted online.

If you did not attend:

You have been automatically enrolled in a NSSR 101 section in Blackboard. Once you have attended the Keeping It Safe and Academic Success presentations and library tutorials you will need to complete the following quizzes:

  1. Keeping It Safe
  2. Academic Success
  3. Library Tutorial

 Note: You are permitted multiple attempts to pass the quizzes.

New Student Seminar Activities you will need to attend:

Thursday

  1. "Move in"
  2. Verify times and locations on Blackboard for NSSR 101 class

Friday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  1. Technology: ASIST, Blackboard, Clickers
  2. Convocation
  3. "Keeping It Safe" seminar
  4. "Academic Success" course led by a Liberty University faculty member
  5. Question & Answer Session
  6. "Meet and Greet" reception with key faculty and other students in your chosen major
  7. "President's Kickoff" in Williams Stadium (Dinner provided)
  • Specific locations and times will be listed in the current Welcome Week Booklet and posted online.

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Blackboard questions/quiz concerns.

  • You will have three quizzes (Keeping it Safe, Academic Success, Library Tutorials)
  • Once you have attended NSSR 101, it is best to take the quizzes while the information is fresh in your mind.
  • There is no time limit to complete each quiz.
  • You are allowed multiple attempts for each quiz.

How to log into Blackboard:

  1. Go to www.Liberty.edu
  2. Select myLU sign-in (top of page) when this page opens use your Liberty username & password
  3. Select Blackboard (left side of page)
  4. Use the Select Term drop down
  5. Select Fall 2015
  6. Select NSSR 101

Once in the NSSR 101 course the Menu on the left side of the page is how you navigate through the content.

You will see Announcements from your instructor to the right of the Menu.

Next Steps:

  1. Select Course Content from the Menu on the left.
  2. Here you will find a Folder for each of the Course Requirements.
  3. Click on the Folder for each section to see the assignments to be completed.
  4. Read the directions and open the necessary attachments to complete each assignment.
  5. Click the Quiz link when you are ready to complete the quiz.
  6. REMEMBER to click SAVE & SUBMIT when you are finished with your quiz.

The "Announcement" section will give specific instructions.

If you did not do as well as you would have liked on the quizzes, this will not impact your ability to transition well to Liberty University. Here are few resources that can help with any concerns you may have about your transition:

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What is New Student Seminar?

  • New Student Seminar is a one-day class designed to facilitate academic, spiritual and social development and provide interaction with faculty/staff to introduce high academic expectations prior to the start of the student's first semester at Liberty University.

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Who is required to take New Student Seminar?

  • Any new student, regardless of hours earned from Dual Enrollment, CLEP exams or AP courses.

  • All transfer students regardless of hours transferred to Liberty University.

New Student Seminar is a graduation requirement, so be sure to attend.

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What do I need to do to pass this course?

All new students must pass New Student Seminar to graduate from Liberty University.                                   

  How to find Blackboard Assignments

  1. Go to www.liberty.edu
  2. Select myLU sign-in (top of page) when this page opens use your Liberty username & password
  3. Select Blackboard (left side of page)
  4. Use the Select Term drop down
  5. Select Fall 2015
  6. Select NSSR 101

Once in the NSSR 101 course the Menu on the left side of the page is how you navigate through the content.

You will see Announcements from your instructor to the right of the Menu.

Next Steps:

  1. Select Course Content from the Menu on the left.
  2. Here you will find a Folder for each of the Course Requirements.
  3. Click on the Folder for each section to see the assignments to be completed.
  4. Read the directions and open the necessary attachments to complete each assignment.
  5. Click the Quiz link when you are ready to complete the quiz.
  6. REMEMBER to click SAVE & SUBMIT when you are finished with your quiz.

The "Announcement" section will give specific instructions.

Course assignments in Blackboard:

  1. View tutorials for the Jerry Falwell Library and pass online quiz.
  2. After attending "Keeping It Safe" seminar, pass online quiz.
  3. After attending "Academic Success" seminar, pass online quiz.

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What can I do prior to attending New Student Seminar?

  • Students would benefit from viewing the following technology tutorials located in their Blackboard NSSR 101 course:
  1. How to register and use course "Clickers" in classes
  2. How to use ASIST
  3. How to use Blackboard

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Who to contact with questions about New Student Seminar?

If you have questions or concerns about New Student Seminar please contact: NewStudentSeminar@liberty.edu

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Contact Information

Dr. Jacqueline J. Johnson

Email:  NewStudentSeminar@liberty.edu

  • Coordinator of New Student Seminar and Special Projects
  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Professional Advisor for Individualized Programs of Study (IPS)

 

Technology: ASIST, Blackboard, Clickers