SPANISH 2312 ONLINE
Eastfield College (Dallas County Community College District)
Name: Wendi Casillas
Blackboard: http://ecampus.dcccd.edu or
Office Hours: TBA, or by appointment via
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Complete assigned Activities with
due dates (under Practice Tab).
Use microphone to do Assigned
Pronunciacion Exercises (e.g.,
Ahora dilo tú, Grabar)
Use microphone to submit
responses to 3 Voice Boards
posted by instructor (in Student
Tools area on right-hand side of
screen – not located with other
assigned Practice tab activities)
Review Tutorials & Fotonovela
(also under Student Tools/Online
Reference Tools) as needed.
View Orientation and Complete
Orientation Quiz (in Start Here!
Log in regularly to check
announcements / updates to My
Complete 3 Discussion Board
assignments as indicated.
Complete Lesson Tests and Final
Exam as they are available in the
Pruebas menu area.
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with a due date.) But it’s great practice to do as many
activities as you can. There is an option at the top of the list
of lesson assignments to Show All Activities, but the default
view displays only those that have been assigned.
Due Dates: If you don’t turn in work by the due date, it
will be marked as red in my Facetas grade book. However, I
will accept work without penalty as long as it is turned in
within a 5 day window of the posted due date.
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performance and some are set to give credit for completion
of the work, regardless of score. ALL activities are set for
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change the single-attempt default setting), so you may
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activity is Credit or Graded.)
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voice board assignments.
Introduce yourself on the ¡Mucho
gusto! Voice Board (non-graded).
(Be sure to use the floating accent toolbar
to insert accents when necessary or your
answers will be counted wrong.)
Facetas Navigation: Assignments
Professor Pedro Gómez Laserna
is willing to help 24/7!
Facetas Navigation: Tutorials
Facetas Navigation: Tutorials
(click here for your progress &
scores – or to see what else
you need to complete .)
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will input your totals from the Vistas grade
book on a regular basis (but remember to
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Click here to take Lesson
Tests and the Final Exam.
Click here for a list of
discussion forums – assigned
and unassigned. Introduce
yourself in the ¡Mucho gusto!
Click here for Course Materials,
Syllabus, Course Orientation
and Course Schedule.
Please, please do NOT contact your instructor to say you
could not finish your work due to technical issues
you have first contacted the DCCCD Support Center (if it is a Blackboard
(eCampus), Wimba, System Requirements, etc. issue), and/or
you have first contacted the VHL Support team (if it is a Facetas
Supersite, Video or Audio, Microphone, Login, or Voice Board* issue)
*note: one of the commonly recommended solutions to Voice Board
problems is simply to use Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser with
Voice Board (free download at http://www.mozilla.org/en-
Please contact these Technical Specialists first and be sure to save/copy
your communications with them to me. Please include your ticket
number or any other pertinent information. I understand that
technical issues do often occur, but you must take responsibility for
resolving the situation and having a back-up computer plan. I am quite
flexible and give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but as you can
imagine some students abuse the “technical issues” excuse.
On eCampus, click the white [?] Help icon at the top of the
screen (next to the Logout icon). It will take you to the
DCCCD Support Center, where you may browse FAQs, submit
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PRUEBAS (best 4 out of 5 Lesson Pruebas) 400 pts
Located on eCampus/Pruebas
FINAL EXAM (Comprehensive, covers lecciones 1-5) 100 pts
Located on eCampus/Pruebas
FACETAS SUPERSITE HOMEWORK 300 pts
(60 points each = .6 x your My Results score per lesson)
DISCUSSION BOARDS (DB 1-3), 30 pts each 90 pts
Located on eCampus/Discussion Board
VOICE BOARDS (VB 1-3), 30 pts each 90 pts
Located on Facetas Supersite/Student Tools; posted by instructor.
ORIENTATION QUIZ (eCampus/Start Here!) 20 pts
Total Points 1000 pts
F= Below 600 pts