Distance Education Blackboard Orientation

The Distance Education Blackboard Orientation helps prepare the online student for success in the online environment. It will highlight some of the challenges of online learning and provide resources to be successful in the online environment. In addition, information and tutorials for Blackboard Learn, the Wiregrass learning management system, are provided. Students will complete a final assessment at the end of the orientation. Online students are required to complete the Distance Education Blackboard Orientation Assessment only ONCE; therefore, students do not have to complete it each semester.

PLEASE do not confuse the orientation described above with the college orientation for new students described below (New Student Orientation).

New Student Orientation

New students and students who are returning to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College after an absence of at least two years are required to complete an orientation for new students. The New Student Orientation covers general college information, important policies and procedures, and resources. Students are given information needed to access the Student Handbook and other documents that contain all the rules, regulations, and general information with which students should become familiar. Online students follow the same college policies and have access to all college resources such as library and tutoring services. Therefore, it is very important for all new students to attend the New Student Orientation; check the Wiregrass campus closest to you for dates and times. It is equally important for online students to complete the Distance Education Blackboard Orientation.

Contact Us


Sally Dorminey
Executive Director of Distance Education
Valdosta Campus, Lowndes Hall, Room 7131
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: (229) 245-2462

Sabrina Cox
Director of Distance Education
Coffee Campus, Room 145
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Room 8102C
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 468-2022