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 Canvas, Penn State's course management system
- An overview of the course website
- 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 so you are prepared.
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||See the Syllabus link in the menu bar|
|Personalize your CANVAS space.||See the Setting Communication Preferences page of the orientation|
|Set your Canvas Notifications||See the Setting Communication Preferences page of the orientation|
|Pass the Orientation Quiz||The Canvas Orientation module|
Have you looked at the syllabus yet?This Orientation complements and expands on the information provided on the syllabus. If you haven't read it, be sure to review that document carefully!
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.
What is next
Once you are ready, click the next link in the orientation menu and work all the way to the end of the list.