Professor Mort

Summer II
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Welcome to Professor Mort's website!  Please review this ENTIRE page.  Most of the information on this page pertains to online students; however, some of this will be helpful to traditional, on-campus students as well.

OCC has implemented a mandatory student email system.  Make sure that your email address is correct in Online Services or there will be no way to contact you.  If you do not want to check your OCC email regularly, you can configure OCC student email to forward your email to your preferred email account.  Either way, you must be able to monitor your OCC email regularly to successfully complete the course.

After reading this page, be sure to click on the appropriate semester button on the left, read that, then click again on down through the menus following your particular course.  You must read all these pages to be fully informed.

TechTips for using Desire2Learn


  1. Read the entire syllabus by clicking on the appropriate submenu buttons on the upper left of this page.
  2. Check to make sure your computer is in compliance with minimum requirements.  Here is a link to check it:  System Check
  3. There will be no on-campus orientation to the class for online students.  However, OCC has implemented a self-paced general orientation to Desire2Learn.  If you have never used Desire2Learn or are the least apprehensive about taking an online class, then I HIGHLY recommend you complete this overview.  Here is a link to that activity: Orientation and Student Help page
  4. At some point before semester start, I'll release the class at which time you'll be able to access your course in Desire2Learn.  Once you have access, familiarize yourself with the Desire2Learn layout and navigation.

Distance learning takes advantage of current technology to innovatively deliver a quality education with the maximum amount of flexibility and individualization for the student.  It is my sincere wish that you, the student, and I, as your professor, rise to all the challenges of this innovative approach.

ADA Notification

Students requiring special assistance (including those affected by the Americans with Disabilities Act) should contact the ACCESS office.  The ACCESS office will inform the instructor of any special conditions pertaining to their learning.  Access link:


IMPORTANT FERPA REMINDER: Per the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), college personnel are not allowed to release studentsí personal information to anyone, including other students. If you have any questions regarding FERPA, please refer to the current College Catalog.

Small Print Disclaimer: The instructor reserves the right to unilaterally modify the materials on this website if changes are needed to improve the educational experience. Students will be informed of any changes to the syllabus, schedule or other materials affecting their education. Students should monitor their email for notifications of any changes.

Revised: April 28, 2013