Young Scholars Program

Technology

Live, Interactive classes

Each course will consist of...

  1. thirteen, 90 minute classes, broadcast/webcast live each week on cable television in Southern California and over the web on DHTV
  2. materials, assignments, discussion boards, quizzes and exams posted on the Blackboard course website.

On Campus

Students can come to Welch Hall Room A136 and watch the class on television.

Cable Television

Many cities in Southern California broadcast DHTV classes on their cable television educational access channel. Students can view their classes on Ch. 36 in Los Angeles and North Orange County, Ch. 35 in Beverly Hills and Carson, Ch. 6 or 29 in the South Bay, Ch. 99 in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. DHTV is not available on DirecTV and/or Dish Network.

The broadcasts are live and interactive. Viewers can make a comment or ask a question by calling 800.339.1193 and speaking with the instructor during the live broadcast. Viewers can also send a message to the instructor at askdhtvlive@gmail.com.

Internet Webcast

In addition to televised broadcasts of classes, students can also participate in internet webcasts by navigating to DHTV. Webcasts have the added benefit of providing live chat which accompany the class allowing students to communicate with one another.

Before the first scheduled class, students are urged to check the quality of their connection to DHTV by going to http://dhtv.csudh.edu to confirm they have the necessary bandwidth to see the webcast without issue. Students should not have any other applications running while they are watching the webcast. If students are experiencing issues with the webcast, they are urged to seek help in the section below called "Where to Find Help".

Mobile Device Access

Android and iPhone mobile devices can access the webcast using the Ustream app. After installation, students can find the webcast by using the keyword csudhtv as a search term.

Participation during Broadcasts/Webcasts

In addition to the toll-free number (800-339-1193) which students can use to call in and participate during the class, there is a link at DHTV called "Send a question directly to DHTV" which allows students to send messages to the DHTV studio which are then passed on to the instructor during the broadcast/webcast.

Archived Classes

Students who are unable to view the live broadcast/webcast and/or want to review information taught during the class, can go to DHTV2 or Youtube to view archived videos of past classes.

Blackboard Learning Management System

Blackboard is the university's learning management system. All students enrolled in the Young Scholars Program will receive an email with their username. Students should immediately go to MyCSUDH to activate their campus account. When the MyCSUDH account is activated, students will be assigned a password they can use to access Blackboard.

After students are able to successfully log into MyCSUDH, they should go to http://toro.csudh.edu which is the campus web address for Blackboard. Students should log into Blackboard as soon as possible. Please note, too, that nearly all campus webpages have a link for Blackboard at the top and bottom of each page.

When students log into Blackboard they will see tabs at the top of their portal. When students click on the Courses tab they will find link(s) to the course(s) they are taking. The course website contains the syllabus, course materials, assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, exams and grade book. Students should read the syllabus carefully. Many courses have assignments, activities and quizzes that are due every week -- including the first week. Students should visit the course website frequently.

Students who are new to distance learning should click on the tab that says Help and review the operation of the learning management system.

Campus Email

In addition to watching the class each week, students are required to check their campus email regularly. All email from instructors, fellow students and university administrators will be sent to the student's campus email account.

To access campus email, students should go to the Toromail portal and login with the same username and password they use to access Blackboard and MyCSUDH. Optionally, students can forward their campus email to their personal email account. 

Where to Find Help

Students who have problems with Blackboard, campus email, DHTV webcasting, archived videos or any of the technology used during the semester should contact campus help desk.

We want everyone to do well in these courses. Technical problems should not prevent anyone from succeeding in this program.