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 help prepare you to be successful in this course, particularly if you have never taken an online course before. Please make sure that you carefully go through each item listed on the right-hand-side.
What will we learn about in the Course Orientation?
- The structure of FSC 432
- An overview of Canvas, Penn State's course management system
- Technical requirements for FSC 432
- How to succeed in this course
- Where to get course assistance if you need it
What is due for the Course Orientation?
The following is an overview of the activities you are expected to complete for the Course Orientation. Detailed directions 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.
- Access the University Libraries.
- Log in to this website.
If you have any questions, please post them to our Help Discussion Forum (not email), located 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 located on the course syllabus. Use the links on the right at the top of this page to continue with the orientation.