Be smart about navigating the website.
Bookmark the page you just left.
Even the animations are links to important documents. Simply place your
cursor over the cartoon figure to find out where the link will take you.
Go to the first drop-down box (titled Access the Course
Syllabus Here) and choose the only option there, which is the Interactive
Bookmark the syllabus.
About the Interactive Course Syllabus:
Designed to make all
course materials accessible 24/7, and website navigation easy. The
syllabus contains active links to virtually everything on the website.
I seldom distribute paper copies of course materials during class: if you
lose something, just print it again.
View the syllabus before
each class. If there is a reading on the web, as opposed to a reading
in your textbook, you will need to print it and bring a copy to class.
The Weekly Schedule of activities, at the end of the syllabus,
provides the specifics of every assignment and in-class activity.
It is always wise to read ahead on the syllabus to make certain you are prepared
for all upcoming assignments and activities. View the days class activity, homework,
etc., and print/read/write whatever
is necessary and bring it to class on the specified date. Print everything
at least a week in advance. I never accept technology-based problems
as a reason for being unprepared for class.
Other course materials:
After you have familiarized
yourself with the syllabus, look through the other drop-down menu boxes
on the main page. The course materials are available there as well as via
active links throughout the text of the syllabus.
I have also created Power Point slide show lectures. However, do
not be concerned if your computer does not have the Power Point software
program. The same lectures will be given during class, and the same
information is available in text version via the drop-down menu titled Your Course Handouts, which
anyone can print without Power Point. When new handouts are added, you will find them under
the drop down menu titled New Handouts, Links, etc.
A final note:
It is my expectation that you will always be
prepared for class.