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 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 Information" quiz at the end of the orientation. You must get a score of at least 90% on that quiz to gain access to the assignment dropboxes for this course...and the answers are all contained on 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 "Resources" menu at left.
What will we learn about in the Course Orientation?
- The structure of EME 801
- An overview of Canvas, Penn State's course management system
- Technical requirements for EME 801
- 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 before the end of the first week of class. In particular, 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 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.
- Register with the University Libraries.
- Log in to this website.
- Introduce yourself, and meet the rest of the class.
- Complete the "Initial Course Survey."
- Take the "Course Information Quiz" and score at least 90%.
If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions About EME 801 discussion forum, located in the Lesson 00 section of the Modules page 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. You can also send me email through Canvas Conversations. In some cases, I'll respond to the entire class if it seems appropriate, or post the question and response on the Questions about EME 801 discussion forum.
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 (see the Resources menu to the left).