HOME | LOG IN | FAQ

Web Links

Quick Links

Apply to GWC - New students and GWC students returning after an absence must apply for admission to Golden West College.

Official Course Schedule - Search available classes, find CRNs to use when registering, and see course details.

GWC Bookstore - Look up your course by CRN and order your books ahead of time - online!

Online Course Login - Access your online courses in Blackboard.

Counseling - Ask a counselor a question through e-counseling, or find contact information to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid - Navigate financial resources and apply for aid online.



Useful Plugins

Plugins are small programs which are loaded together with a larger application and enhance its capabilities. Your browser can play music, view movies and display special files and characters but you must first download and configure software enhancements.

Java Logo

Sun Microsystems Java Virtual Machine

The Java software is an integral part of the proceses of our Learning Management System, Blackboard.

Acrobat Reader Logo

Adobe Acrobat Reader

This plugin displays documents that have the .pdf extension.

Flash Player Logo

Adobe Flash Player

This plugin enables interactive, video, and animated content.

Shockwave Player Logo

Adobe Shockwave Player

This plugin enables 3D, interactive, and online learning content.

Quicktime Logo

Quicktime

This plugin allows you to watch various videos your instructor may post.

Real Player Logo

Real Player

A free media player for video, Mp3s, Flash and all media formats.
Look for the button that says, "FREE Download - RealPlayer"

Windows Media Player Logo

Windows Media Player

This software is necessary to view files with the extension .wmv.

Authorware Web Player Logo

Train and Assess: Authorware Web Player

This software is only necessary if your instructor is using Train and Assess items and asks you to download this package.

 


Useful Links

These optional resources are links take you to other websites on the internet, to view content housed outside of Blackboard or OnlineGWC.

Netlingo Logo

NetLingo

A web-based dictionary providing definitions of computer and internet terminology.

 


Useful Downloads

We have found the following programs to be particularly useful (and often requested) for online courses.

Open Office Dot Org Logo

Open Office: Writer
Download Open Office
A free Microsoft Word alternative that allows you to view and create word processing documents in the Microsoft Word format.

Open Office: Impress
Download Open Office
A free Microsoft Power Point alternative that allows you to view and create your own multimedia presentations in the Microsoft Power Point format.

Open Office: Calc
Download Open Office
A free Microsoft Excel alternative that allows you to view and create spreadsheets in the Microsoft Excel format.

Microsoft Office Logo

Word Viewer
Allows you to view (but not edit) Microsoft Word files (.doc) without having to purchase the software.

Power Point Viewer
Allows you to view (but not edit) Microsoft Power Point files (.ppt) without having to purchase the software.

Excel Viewer
Allows you to view (but not edit) Microsoft Excel files (.xls) without having to purchase the software.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
In Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft added new Open XML formats to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. Files that are created in the Open XML format are not readable by earlier versions of Microsoft Office (such as Microsoft Office 2003, or Microsoft Office 2000). The above compatability pack download will enable users on earlier versions of Microsoft Office to open, edit, save, and create files in the new Open XML format.

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (click here)
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found.