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Welcome to Fall 2020!

Welcome to all of my class this fall! The following applies to you, regardless of what class you’re in . . .

Syllabus

Have a look at your course syllabus below; it’s also available D2L. Post any questions/comments that you have on the syllabus and sign your name at the bottom.

We’re (mostly) using Slack instead of D2L; what is Slack?

I don’t spend a lot of time with D2L. Our class is online and synchronous (meaning we’ll sometimes on video during class time), and we will use Slack for links, class discussion, and activities/assignments. I will use this blog for announcements and instructions. I’ll only use D2L for posting grades. Any post on this blog will also be announced on Slack which should also trigger an email to your KSU student account if you set up Slack the right way when you join.

Signing up for and using Slack

Sign up for our class workspace on Slack by clicking below. Only use your KSU student email when creating your Slack account and login. It’s best to access Slack for the first time on a computer (not a mobile device) and to keep your password for Slack identical or similar to your KSU/netID password. Be sure to follow all of the steps to complete entry into Slack. Finally, if you want to engage with the class on a mobile platform, download the Slack app and log in there using the same email and password that you create. The Slack app is a great way to get some work done for the class on the go.

Whenever you want to get back to our Slack workspace from any browser, you can use these links:

Work for Week One

After you’ve read the syllabus and joined Slack, you’re ready to get started on your work for the first week. Navigate to the home page of this blog (classes.peterorabaugh.org), click the button appropriate for your course, and read through all of the posts there (there should be four including this one).

First video meeting

We’ll be having our first video meeting on Monday morning, August 17, during class time on Collaborate Ultra. The links are below. I look forward to meeting you.

Feel free to reach out with questions to me on Slack or via KSU email (pete dot kennesaw dot edu). I don’t respond to emails in the D2L system because they are cumbersome to access; please don’t use the D2L email system.

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