Before we begin our semester of study together, it is important that you review all of the material on the course orientation pages (there are several) and on the course syllabus. These resources will not only prepare you to be successful in this course, but they will also help you prepare for the "Syllabus" quiz at the end of the orientation. You must get a score of at least 80% on that quiz to gain access to the assignment dropboxes for this course...and the answers are all contained within the syllabus or in this orientation!
Have you looked at the 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 located in the main menu.
What will we learn about in the Course Orientation?
- The structure of EGEE 102.
- An overview of Canvas, Penn State's course management system.
- Technical requirements for EGEE 102.
- How to succeed in this course.
- Where to get course assistance if you need it.
What is due for the Course Orientation?
You should complete the Course Orientation as soon as you begin the first week of class. Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates.
The following is an overview of those activities that must be submitted for Course Orientation. Detailed directions and submission instructions are located within this orientation.
(You may want to print this page to serve as a checklist as you go along.)
- Personalize your Canvas space.
- Forward your Canvas email.
- Take the "Syllabus Quiz" and score at least 80%.
If you have any questions, please post them to our General Course Questions discussion forum (not email), located under the Discussions section in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.
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 in our course syllabus.