Click here to read the DSCU president's message regarding this momentous and historic milestone!
The DSCU Blackboard site has migrated to a new, cloud-based platform. Due to a permissions issue, some existing course material will not operate correctly under the new URL; new material and future
material will not operate correctly under the old URL. So, to mitigate the issue, please follow these guidelines:
- For Class IDs ending in -2021 (such as SC-101-E01-2021) please log in through dscu.blackboard.com.
- For Class IDs ending in -2020 (such as SC-101-E01-2020) please log in through discs-dsca.blackboard.com.
- If you have active classes ending in both -2020 and -2021, please contact the Help Desk at DSCU-DLTechAssist@tier1performance.com to have your classes consolidated into one login link or the other.
Please also be aware that progress that saves on either site will be reflected on the other site. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
DSCU has posted the course offerings for the first quarter of FY21; those classes are open for registration – and the good news is that they are filling up quickly. We are working the schedule for the final three quarters with plans of those course dates being posted and classes to begin being open for registration in early November. All classes in the first quarter are virtual and our plan is for classes to continue to be virtual through the second quarter (likely at least through April) as we will do our best to plan for a smooth transition to a post-COVID environment and the opportunity for resident/in-person classes. In that meantime, pending post-COVID, likely almost all DSCU courses will be offered as virtual courses– whether on-line self-paced CBT, more in-depth asynchronous instruction or synchronous instruction that is now taking place in our Intermediate level courses. As the mission and situation requires, courses may occasionally be taught at a DSCU campus or via MTT. Specifics for each course will be available on the course information page, with general information posted here. We will also push updates out to organizational POCs, as well.
Note that we do have one exception as MoDA certification courses – the Strategic Advisors Course (SAC) and Country/Mission Study (CMS) – are planned to be conducted in-person at an isolated location with limited student numbers and health protection measures including masking, social distancing, and health monitoring. Information on the availability of seats for open registration will be posted in the near future.
Note that for POE-201 and CASE-201, there will not be the two-phases of classes (that previously included POEH/CASEH). Those phases have been combined into a single class incorporating both phases as we begin FY21.
Please read the course information page thoroughly to ensure you understand the particulars of the specific course as well as the commitment of time and effort needed to anticipate the rigor of a course. Moving to the virtual environment did not ease the course completion requirements – it often made them more directive to ensure the accomplishment of the course learning objectives. This is important also for supervisors to ensure that they provide the time and environment needed without the expectation of a student being able to accomplish normal duties while still participating in our classes.