GEOG 487
Environmental Challenges in Spatial Data Science

Orientation Checklist


Orientation Checklist

Each lesson in the course will have a list of "Steps to Complete." This checklist will always appear on the second page of each lesson.

To get started with the course, please follow the required steps below. Please refer to the Course Calendar for lesson-specific course schedule and due dates. To finish this orientation, you must complete the activities listed below. You may find it useful to print this page out first so that you can follow along with the directions.

Steps to Complete the Course Orientation
Step Activity Access/Directions
1 Read all of the pages under the Start Here section. You are in the Course Orientation Checklist now. 
2 Familiarize yourself with the Canvas course management system. Read the "Course Management System" page.
3 Read over suggestions on how to handle zip files and file sizes. See tips on the "Technical Tips" page.
4 Read about the proper ways to use discussion forums and email in this course. See tips on the "Canvas Communication" page.
5 Introduce yourself to your classmates and instructor. See directions on the "Introducing Yourself in Canvas" page.
6 Complete the "Initial Course Survey" to help us learn more about your expectations for this course. See directions on the "Introducing Yourself in Canvas" page.
7 Carefully review the Syllabus to learn about the course and its requirements. Click on the Syllabus link.
8 Confirm that your software version AND service pack match those listed in the Syllabus. Request software update if necessary. Download and install Service Pack if necessary. Click on the Syllabus link for more information.
9 Complete the "Orientation Quiz" to unlock the Modules. Under "Start Here", and click on the "Orientation Quiz".
10 Begin the course! Start with Lesson 1.