Getting Started: IAS 108 Interdisciplinary Art Studies Note: To download this presentation from Google Docs, click on "Actions" at the bottom of the screen and select a format for downloading.
Getting Started NOTE: This class will be available on Blackboard by Noon on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES! Click Here to view web page
Log in to Bb Frequently! It is a good idea to log in regularly to check for new announcements! You should log in at least three times a week!
Explore Blackboard Look around. Explore! Use the Video Tutorials! See what your professor has posted. Get help if you need it! Click Here Click Here
What is an Online Course Like?
Taking an online course can be a rewarding experience!
Tips to remember:
Keep up with the assignments! You will have TWO assignments due every week!
Check emails and Announcements frequently.
Email your instructor if you start falling behind!
Optional Orientation Meeting On Campus
New to online classes?
New to ETS Criterion?
Want to meet your Professor?
The Orientation meeting is designed for you!
You earn 15 ePoints for attending an orientation meeting . (must attend at least 45 minutes)
Sign up on Doodle! Click here!
(see dates/times on next slide)
Spring 2012 Orientation Meetings Note: You do NOT have to attend an Orientation meeting - but it is highly recommended if it fits in your schedule! All meetings are in Lab School Annex 03 Thursday Jan 19 4:00-5:00 PM Friday Jan 20 1:00-2:00 PM Friday Jan 20 3:00-4:00 PM Monday Jan 23 8:00-9:00 AM Sign up on Doodle! Click here!
Questions? Contact Your Instructor! Click Here to send email Get To Know Your Instructor! Office Hours: Wed 12:30-3:30 Thurs 10:00-12:00 278-4342 [email_address]
Email Works Best!
Email is the best way to contact your instructor.
To send an email, put IAS 108 in the subject.
Then it will not get lost as spam!
Creating Meaning and Perceiving the Arts Through Literature + My Education Lab + MyWriting Lab .
CSUF Edition -Custom Text (Morin) 9781256164487 (used) OR ISBN9781256136033 (new) either version works
Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers (with MyEducationLab), 4/E , by Claudia Cornett.
2. Perceiving The Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities 10/E by Dennis Sporre.
If you wish, you may opt to buy both books listed above instead of the Custom Text, but no page #’s will match.
Why A Custom Text?
This CUSTOM TEXT:
Only contains chapters we will actually use.
Saves you $$ by lowering publishing costs!
Do I need to Buy the Book?
YES, you should purchase the book.
You will use this textbook for:
Weekly Journal Assignments
It will also help you study for Subtest III of the CSET exam!
What Is MyEducation Lab?
MyEducation Lab gives access to an online site with resources to go along with your textbook.
It was bundled with your text at no additional cost.
You may register and log into MyEducation lab as an additional resource, however,
it is NOT required.
Click here to register for MyEducation Lab.
What Is MyWriting Lab?
MyWriting Lab gives access to an online site that with resources to help you improve skills in spelling, grammar, and usage.
It was bundled with your text at no additional cost.
You may register and log into MyWriting lab as an additional resource, however, it is NOT required.
Click here to register for MyWriting Lab.
What is ETS Criterion®?
It is a computer scoring program that gives immediate feedback about grammar, usage, mechanics, etc.
It is designed to help you edit your written assignments for a better grade!
Have You Used ETS Criterion Before?
Did you use Criterion in Fall 2011?
Do not buy a new access card!
All cards from Fall 2011 are good through Spring 2012 semester (345 days)
How will I Use ETS Criterion in this Class?
Submit multiple drafts to edit and revise writing before it is graded!
Essays (must be submitted through ETS)
Journal entries (optional as “text edit”)
How Do I Log on to ETS Criterion? Go To http://criterion.ets.org . Click on "Go To Student Criterion Website" Go to "New Student Registration and enter: Class access ID 34544 Password smarts Serial# __________ purchased from Kennel Bookstore (found in "Course-Specific Writing Practice" folder) Enter a USER NAME and PASSWORD that you will remember!
Record your Log-in Information!
Use this from now on!
Put it somewhere safe!
Your professor can give you this info if you lose it – but that takes valuable time!
How Do I Use ETS Criterion? Find Out More with this Powerpoint! Click Here
More Resources: Plug-ins
This course requires you to view videos and websites with music and graphics.
You may not be able to view some of these sites until you install the plug-ins required!
You can find links to these plug-ins under Syllabus
Plug-ins available: Adobe Acrobat Reader: PDF files PowerPoint Viewer: PPT files Real Media Player: video and audio files Macromedia Flash Player: interactive Flash animations within a Web page Macromedia Shockwave Player: interactive Director movies in a Web page Sun Java: condensed PowerPoint Presentations
Accept Cookies You often need to set your Web Browser to “Accept all Cookies” to access some of the sites.
Adobe Acrobat Click here to see web site
Problems with Files? You can always download files at a computer lab or use a lap top from the library!! WARNING: Some of the files may be large and take a long time to download!
Your professor will post important course announcements here.
It is a good idea to log in DAILY to check for new announcements!
Read the entire Syllabus . Everything you need to know about this class is found in the syllabus.
Review the course schedule carefully and plan ahead!
Contact your professor immediately if you have any questions or concerns.
This will be available on Bb soon!
Use the Tools Link To Find:
Assignments The Assignments link takes you to your assignments for the week. You can access all of your assignments here. Just look for the week you are in!
LIST OF ASSIGNMENTS
15 Weekly Journal Entries
1 Creativity Project
1-4-5 Presentation Project
When Are Assignments Due? You will have TWO assignments due every week. Assignments are usually due on the following Monday by 11:00 PM. (except for Holidays!)
Assignments submitted after the due date will receive 1/2 credit.
How Long Will Assignments Take?
Remember - assignments substitute for class attendance
Be sure you give yourself time to finish them!
You will spend 3-9 hours per week completing online activities.
How Can I Be Successful?
Set aside the same time each week to complete work for this class.
Work in the Library if you have a slow connection at home.
Don't wait until Monday to start!
About Quizzes/ Exams
Online Quizzes cover content from assigned readings.
May be taken unlimited times until the due date.
Computer records highest score .
All Quizzes and Exams are administered ONLINE.
(That means the Final, too!)
Essays “Connecting To The Arts”
You will write two essays for this course.
Each essay will have a different prompt relating to the arts
All essays are included as “Weekly Tasks”
All Essays must be submitted on ETS Criterion
More About Essays
You will revise each essay at least 2 times on Criterion
For the best grade, you need to correct all fixable errors and achieve a score of 5 or 6.
The Final Draft of your BEST essay will be submitted on Blackboard during Finals Week.
You must attend FOUR separate events during the current semester.
Note: You must attend this semester!
Visit to an Art Gallery or Museum
Classical Music Concert
See a Play
What can I see?
Events When you attend a live event, write a brief EVENT REPORT . It will be your "Weekly Task" on weeks 5, 10, 14, and 16. You can complete these at ANY TIME during the semester!
What is an Event Report?
Think of it as a short mini-review that you post on Blackboard so your classmates can read it.
Each report will have a fun prompt to help you!
Don’t get caught off guard!
Get tickets ahead of time!
Many of the events are free!
Three Culminating Tasks Due Finals Week:
Oral Presentation, Glog, or Video
submitted on Blackboard
These tasks must be completed by the last day of Finals!
Final Project “1-4-5” Oral Presentation
FINAL 1-4-5 PROJECTS will be presented on campus during the last week of classes.
It is required that you either
Meet ON CAMPUS for the Final 1-4-5 Presentation OR
Create a Powerpoint or Video with Narration and submit it on Blackboard.
More about this later in the semester!
ePoints are earned for
E ngagement with the community
E xtra credit
E ffort above and beyond
Each ePoints Activity is worth 1-15 points!
You will keep track of points earned in your ePoints Journal on Blackboard.
See examples of activities on Bb.
The honor code is especially important to understand in the context of a online course.
You will be asked to state that you will follow the honor code for all course assignments.
"I am aware of the CSU Fresno Honor Code. I will do my own work and neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on work for this course."
Watch Out For Phishing Emails! Recently, email users on our campus have been receiving more "phishing" messages that attempt to trick them into providing their email user ID and password. Please watch out for these messages in your email and do not reply to them!
Watch Out For Phishing Emails!
Ever get an Email like this?
"This message is from The California State University (Fresno) mail internet messaging center, to all CSU Fresno email account holders, On wed, Aug 6th, 2008, from 6:00 PM until 11:00PM, all Mailhub systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance. Access to your mailbox via our mail portal will be unavailable for some time during this maintenance period. We are deleting all unused CSU Fresno email account to create more space for new accounts.."
"In order to ensure you do not experience service interruptions and to avoid the deactivation of your email account, Please you must reply to this email immediately entering your CSU Fresno email/username here: (**********) and password here (*********) for confirmation/identification to enable us upgrade your account for better online services. please do reply to this mail and failure to do this may automatically render your email account deactivated from our database."
IT’S A SCAM!
Tips for Success 1. Log on to Blackboard frequently. Your professor may post new announcements or course material periodically during the week. Get in the habit of checking Blackboard a few times per week. USE THE COMPUTER LAB OR CHECK OUT A LAP TOP IF YOU NEED TO! 2. Read your syllabus Understand what is required for the course. Review the course schedule and plan ahead! Contact your professor if you have questions or concerns. 3. Explore Blackboard Look around. Explore! Look around your courses to see what your professor has posted. Learn how to use Blackboard. Get help if you need it! 4. Schedule time to work on your course every day. You will need to dedicate time every week for working at your computer. Try to schedule a certain amount of time every week to work on course material, complete assignments,take exams and study. 5. Find a private space to study. Find a private place to study without distractions. The online portion of your course should be treated as seriously as you treat any on campus course. 6. Speak up if you have problems . Your professor is not a mind reader! You should contact your professor immediately if you are having trouble in your course. Do not wait until it is too late for them to help you.