EME 810
Solar Resource Assessment and Economics

Course Orientation


Welcome to EME 810, our first offering of solar energy resource education online! 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 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 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 located in the menu.

What will we learn about in the Course Orientation?

  • The structure of EME 810
  • What assignments are required in this course
  • An overview of Canvas, Penn State's course management system
  • Technical requirements for EME 810
  • 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 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 the 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.)

Checklist of activities to complete.
Personalize your Canvas space
Set up your Canvas notification preferences
Log in to this website
Introduce yourself and meet the rest of the class!
Take the "Course Information Quiz" and score at least 90%


If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum (not e-mail), located under the Modules tab 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.

Keep reading!

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 menu).