As you embark on an unforgettable summer at Johns Hopkins, you’ll need to get an overview of expectations for your academic and personal conduct at Johns Hopkins, as well as the resources and opportunities that will help you make the most of your time with the university.

Online Orientation

As a Summer at Hopkins student, you’ll need to participate in an online orientation program. It’s required but you may complete it at your own pace.

To access the online student orientation course, please log into your Blackboard account. You must complete all sections and pass the final test at the end of the orientation. The average time for completion is about 30 minutes.

The Summer at Hopkins online orientation will be made available on May 24, 2021.

Logging In to Blackboard

  • Visit: blackboard.jhu.edu.
  • Click the JHU Enterprise Authentication link.
  • Enter your JHED ID and password.
  • Click on Summer at Hopkins Orientation on the left side of the menu under your organizations.
  • Click Course Materials on the left side of the menu.
  • Click “Online Orientation”.
  • Be sure to complete the required assessment “Test Your Knowledge”.
  • Also, please review the Summer Student Resources and the University Policies.
  • Use a web browser that is up-to-date. For more information about browsers, review Johns Hopkins’ Start of Term Tips for Students.

Getting Help – IT

Students should contact the IT Help Desk at 1-855-207-2178 or summer@support.edu.help for general technology help. You may also contact the IT Help Desk via chat. If the issue may impact your work in class, it is advised to contact the instructor to ask for advice on addressing the problem.

Blackboard Help

Students have a variety of methods to get help on Blackboard. Students should consult the resource listed in the “Blackboard Help” link located in the Student Support tab (located on the left navigation bar in Blackboard) for important information.

Welcome Session

Closer to your start date, we will gather for a quick round of staff introductions and updates on program details in a Welcome Session, where you’ll also learn more about program expectations and next steps.

Course and Program Blackboard Access

All students should have access to their course site via Blackboard by the Friday prior to the course or program start date. To access your course in Blackboard you will need your JHED credentials.

Textbooks and Required Reading

All textbooks and required readings will be listed on the course syllabus, which also gives you information on expectations for course conduct, grades, and attendance.

The course syllabus is typically distributed in a welcome email prior to the course or program start date. Instructors will also publish the syllabus, along with other course materials, on the course’s Blackboard website.

Getting Started

Yes. Please purchase any required textbooks in advance of the first day of class. Doing so will ensure you have the needed materials at the start of the course. Not every class requires a textbook. If you have questions, contact your instructor.

Textbook requirements are listed in the university’s course display and on the JHU Blackboard course site.

Using your JHED ID and password, logon to the Student Information System. You will find a link to your current schedule, which will include information about any synchronous class meetings. Be aware that your instructor may announce synchronous meetings on the first day of class.

If your name does not appear on the instructor’s course roster, this means that you are not officially enrolled. Staff can help, but you do need to take quick action.

Let the instructor know you are in the class. He or she will note your attendance, and ask that you correct your enrollment quickly.

Please email summer@jhu.edu and ask for assistance in resolving your enrollment problem. Staff will work with you to address the problem.

Using your JHED ID and password, log on to the Student Information System. You will find a link to your current tuition and fee balance, along with a link for credit card payment.

The university will continue to send invoices to persons with unpaid balances. The invoice includes directions on how to pay by check/money order, wire payment, and credit card.

Visit the Student Accounts Office website for more information.

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