Though we can't meet face to face, we still need to build community. All students will use the message board to introduce themselves and find others in the class with which they have some thing in common. This is an opportunity to learn to use the message board, which will be used extensively throughout the term. Students will determine which other students they wish to team with for work for the remainder of the term.
Go to the course Bulletin (Message) Board/Forum, and introduce yourself.
Go to the Bulletin Board. If other students have already posted, you may wish to lurk (read what others are saying without posting). Once you gain confidence that we are all friends, Introduce yourself..
Or see the Prof's introduction for more ideas.
Respond to 3 fellow students. Find those with whom you have something in common.
Unfortunately the Message Board does not have a spelling checker. So, I suggest you composed all your messages first with your word processor. Spell check them. Copy them to the clipboard and paste them into your Bulletin Board.
Login to the message board. Your login and initial password will be mailed to you. Immediately for to More and Edit your personal profile to change your password and add additional information.
To introduce yourself - choose Post from the top menu. The first line in the right hand screen should say Post a New Topic in "Introductions". If not, you are in the wrong topic and will mess up the board so choose Back from your browser and click on Introductions in the left hand window and then choose Post. This is not a writing class, but 10 mail topics and each with several subtopics/idea to write about yourself have been suggested above for inspiration. Your post should answer many (a dozen or more) particularly those that are school (your major, credits completed) or computer related..
To comment on a fellow student's post - select Reply from above the message to which you are replying. Try to make a personal connection. Do you live near the person? Have you taken courses they are now taking?
The next time you login, if you are at home, you might want to have your computer remember you (see Login Tricks in Help.)
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