Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics



Welcome to GEOG 597G Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics, and we look forward to having you as a student and colleague in the course.

What will we learn about in the Orientation?

  • An overview of Canvas, our course management system
  • An overview of the course website
  • Technical requirements for this course
  • How to succeed in this course
  • Where to get assistance if you need it

What is due for the Orientation?

Optimally, you should complete the Orientation before the first week of class so that you are prepared.

The following is an overview of the activities that must be submitted for the Orientation. Detailed directions and submission instructions are located on the page containing the assignment within this orientation.

Activities for Orientation
Tasks Page of Orientation
Personalize your Canvas profile and set notification preferences  Canvas Activities
Introduce yourself to the instructors and your fellow students. Introduce Yourself

Have you looked at the Syllabus yet?

This Orientation complements and expands on the information provided in the Syllabus. If you haven't read it, be sure to review that document carefully!


If you have any questions now or at any point during this week, please feel free to post them to the GEOG 597G Questions forum. (That forum can be accessed at any time in Canvas via the Modules tab.)

What is next?

Once you are ready, click the next link in the orientation menu and work all the way to the end of the list.