Berkeley College Online® Celebrates National Distance Learning Week, November 6-10, 2017

During National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), all United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) sectors, including Pre-K through 12, higher education, corporate, government/military, and telehealth, will educate their constituents on the amazing growth in distance learning and showcase their accomplishments. Join Berkeley students, staff, and faculty as they celebrate NDLW with a week of programming! For more information, please contact Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online, at

Virtual Film Club

Shakespeare in Love - Best Picture 1998 

In honor of 20 Years of Online Learning and National Distance Learning Week, celebrate with us by watching the most decorated film of 1998, Shakespeare in Love. This film follows the fictional story of Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, through her ill-fated love affair with William Shakespeare, played by Joseph Fiennes. As the winner of the 1998 Academy Award for Best Picture, this classic film will transport audiences back in time.

Watch the film by logging into Blackboard and then clicking here, or by clicking the Online Film Club button or the banner in the Community tab, and participate in our Online Film Club Critique discussions here.

Arts and Creativity Festival

November 6-10

You are invited to share your talent and creativity with the Berkeley College community! Creative expression includes, but is not limited to, photography; photo of original artwork (paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc.); graphic/interior design; fashion (styling/design); written works such as poetry and original quotes; multimedia/audio works; and other forms of creative expression. Submissions will be accepted through November 3. Click to view: No entry fee is required.

Yammer for Students - Connect with fellow students!

November 6-10

Are you interested in connecting with other Berkeley College Online students?  Engage with your fellow students, find people with similar interests, and participate in discussions from wherever you are. Yammer can be used from your desktop, from an app on your phone, or easily accessed from your Blackboard home page. Click here for more information on how to use Yammer.

Berkeley College Online Bookstore: Save 30%

November 6-10

Receive a 30% discount on all merchandise purchased through the online bookstore during National Distance Learning Week! Certain exclusions apply; including books, electronics, laptops, diploma frames, medical apparel, gift cards, and workshops. 

promo code NDLW2017. Shop now!

Virtual Chess Tournament

November 9 (6:00 PM EST)

Are you interested in playing chess with other online students? In celebration of National Distance Learning Week, Berkeley College Online is hosting an Online Chess Tournament on Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 PM (EST) . Interested players should register for a free account at, join our group, then fill out the registration form to sign up for the tournament.

Charity Miles/Virtual Community Service

November 6 - 10

Join Berkeley College in Celebrating 20 Years of Online Learning by getting fit with the Online Campus. Together, our goal is to walk 20,000,000 steps and help out the charity of your choice! All you have to do to participate is download the Charity Miles app on your phone, join the Berkeley College Online Charity Miles Team, select a charity that you care about, and get walking! You can chose to walk or run inside or outdoors, or you can cycle outside. Starting during National Distance Learning Week 2017, and running throughout the year, your workouts will be counted toward our goal of 20,000,000 steps. If all 7,100 Berkeley College students choose to participate, each student would only need to walk 2,817 steps! So lace up your shoes, and help us help others! Additional information can be found at

Essay Contest

November 6 - December 3

Submit an essay between 250 and 500 words in response to the question: "In the past 20 years, what has been the most significant event in your life - and why?" Submissions will be accepted between 12:00 AM (EST) on Monday, November 6, 2016 and 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Essays can be submitted through the "submissions" tab. For help with your writing, please see the "writing resources" tab. Winning essays will be published on the "winners" tab. For official contest rules, please click here.

Game of Phones

November 6-10

Students will have the opportunity to utilize their phone interview skills in hopes of receiving a "mock" job offer.  May the best candidate win!  Prize includes a $200 Amazon gift card and a bag of Berkeley gear (valued at $50).

Registration opens on Monday October 16, 2017 and closes on Monday, October 30, 2017.
Participants will be interviewed during National Distance Learning Week (November 6-10).  Please click here to register!

For more information, email:



November 6-10

Join in our social media campaign which promotes and demonstrates the reach of Berkeley College pride! Upload a photo of yourself to Facebook or Instagram with a Berkeley branded item (a key chain, hat, t-shirt, bus advertisement, our website, banner, etc.) – the sky is the limit!  Be sure to include #BCeen or #BerkeleyCollegeNDLW.

All participants will get a Berkeley College Online Cell phone wallet.  For more information, email:

Boots to Suits

November 6-10

The webinar will provide insight on transitioning military experience to civilian careers. Topics to be discussed include an overview of the office of military and veteran affairs, working with career services, resume development, military-friendly employers, and military-related websites and resources.  Click here to view this webinar.


Virtual Field Trips 

November 6-10

In collaboration with The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and Georama, Berkeley College embarked has embarked on several interactive virtual field trips. We were able to visit Barcelona, Spain; New Delhi, India; and Sorrento, Italy within the past several years!

We invite you to experience the culture and customs of these magnificent cities and revisit our recorded virtual field trips.

Click here to visit Barcelona
Click here to visit India
Click here to visit Italy