This lesson is intended to assist you in getting started on track. The objective is to familiarize you with resources and procedures to ensure your success. Lessons include:
Points: 50 (+ 8.33 participation points)
Estimated assignment time: 2 hours
Due: Friday, May 19, 11:59P
The syllabus is the most important document in any class. It provides the procedures and policies necessary for your success in the class and serves as a contract between you and the instructor.
Once you have subscribed, due dates, quiz and exam dates, and deadlines will be shown on your calendar. Any update or change made by the instructor (and they have been known to happen) will be reflected on your calendar.
The course calendar can also be accessed directly online at for the Spring session.
IMPORTANT NOTE! Due dates may possibly change over the course of the semester as the instructor adjusts to student's learning pace. Do not use printed copies of the calendar. Check the online calendar each week.
You will be quizzed on each weekly lesson. First, complete the lesson assignment for the week. Next, log into your Learning For Life account and take the quiz for the appropriate week electronically.
For a quick overview of the course flow, visit the Course Overview page: Course Overview. This will provide you an outline of the weekly objectives for the course.
The particpation points for the class are based on regular posting to the Google+ online community. Specific exercises will ask you to post to the community, sometimes displaying your work for feedback.
This course requires you to have a Google account.
Your Google account provides you with access to Google+, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and a host of other Google apps.
Privacy concerns? If you are concerned about Google tracking you online, create a new Google account using an anonymous name. If you choose this option, email me firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know who to look for in the community. I need to know who you are for applying participation points correctly. Only use the account for coursework, don't use Gmail, or other Google apps. Make sure to log off whenever you finish with your coursework.
Join the DIG3118/Digital Graphic Design Fall 2016 Google+ Community
Say hi to your classmates
Click the "Introductions" category in the left sidebar, and read through some of your classmates intros. Post friendly replies, introducing yourself to at least two of your classmates. If you are one of the first responders, come back and post to peers posts later.
Post to the community about yourself
Copy the URL of your post
Once your Introduction is posted, copy the URL of your post to submit for a grade.
Submit your Post Link
Grading Check List
read course syllabus
added course calendar
log into Learning For Life portal
reviewed course overview
set up Google account with profile photo
joined Google+ Community
posted introduction in Google+ community
replied to two classmate intros in the community
submitted post link and Google+ username to the Learning For Life portal
completed quiz 1 on Learning For Life portal