AE 868
Commercial Solar Electric Systems



Before we begin our semester of study together, it is important that you review all of the material on all these pages and on our course syllabus. These resources will not only prepare you to be successful in this course, but they will also help you prepare for the "Course Orientation" quiz at the end of the orientation.

On the following pages, you will find important information about the course structure, requirements, scheduling, and technical requirements and assistance...all of which you'll need to know in order to pass the course. Remember, you are also responsible for the information located on our course syllabus.

Have you looked at our syllabus?

This course orientation will complement and expand on the information provided on our syllabus. Be sure to review that document, too...carefully! A link to the syllabus is also located in the main navigation bar.

What will we learn about in the Course Orientation?

  • An overview of the course website
  • An overview of Canvas, our course management system
  • How to succeed in this course
  • Where to get assistance if you need it
What is due for the Course Orientation?

The Orientation will take us one week to complete. You should complete the Orientation during the first week of the semester if you don't do it in the week prior to the beginning of the semester. Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates. Specific directions for the assignments below can be found within this lesson.

Complete the Following Orientation Requirements

  • Carefully review the syllabus content before working through the Orientation.
  • Read and work through each page in the Lesson Content.
  • Set up Communications in Canvas.
  • Participate in the Getting to Know You Discussion in Canvas.
  • Watch the Basics of Electricity VoiceThread in Canvas.
  • Take the Course Orientation Quiz in Canvas.


If you have questions or wish to share and discuss any "extra" course related commentary (interesting articles, etc.), please feel free to post to the General Questions and Discussion forum in Canvas. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help a classmate with a question.