We are very happy that you have decided to join us this semester. Before we begin our semester of study together, it is important that you review all of the material in the Orientation and on our course syllabus. These two resources will prepare you to be successful in this course and will make the journey over the next 12 weeks significantly easier for you.
What will we learn about in the Orientation?
- An overview of the structure of EBF 483
- An overview of Canvas, Penn State's course management system
- Technical requirements for this course
- How to succeed in this course
- Where to get course assistance if you need it
What is due for the Orientation?
Optimally, you should complete the Orientation before the first week of class. Before you can open the course modules, you'll need to complete the Orientation Quiz. Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates.
The following is an overview of the activities that must be submitted for the Orientation. Detailed directions and submission instructions are located on the page containing the assignment within this orientation.
- Read the Syllabus
- Personalize your Canvas space/Forward your Canvas email
- Introduce yourself and meet the rest of the class
- Take the Orientation Quiz and score at least 80%
If you have any questions, please send me an email through Canvas. I will check daily to respond. If your question is one that is relevant to the entire class, I may respond to the entire class rather than individually. If you have a question that you would like to share with the entire class, you may use the "Questions about EBF 483" Discussion Forum. I will check that once per day, and you may get responses from your fellow students as well.
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.