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Orientation agenda 1. INTRODUCTION AND COURSE INFORMATION LOCATION 2. HOW TO USE THE PACING (LOCATED IN ‘COURSE DOCUMENT’) 3. HOW TO REGISTER FOR AND USE ‘QUIA’ (THE ONLINE TEXT) 4. HOW TO USE PLATO (LAB – ONLINE LESSONS)
INTRODUCTION AND COURSE INFORMATION LOCATION Ms. Irene Gilliam More information in Faculty information
Texts and Online resources: 1)The Writer’s Workplace with Readings 5/ed by Sandra Scarry and John Scarry can be purchased from the TCC Bookstore or Bill’s Bookstore on Pensacola Street; the text comes wrapped with a QUIA card; do not buy a used text 2) Plato (no purchase necessary) 3) QUIA – comes with text
DISCUSSION BOARD ACTIVITIES: Students will earn up to 10 pts. for each discussion board activity. There will be 10 activities that will equal one mastery test grade. Students must respond in complete sentences using standard English. Specific directions will be given for each discussion board activity.
Blackboard Buttons Welcome to ENC0020! The table below illustrates how you can get around the site. Orientation· Course introduction Announcements· Important messages (please check daily) Orientation· Course introduction Announcements· Important messages (please check daily) Faculty · Instructor's contact information and bio Course Documents· Essential course documents Tests/Quizzes Mastery tests and quizzes Weekly Activities· Folders with weekly content PPT Presentations· PPT that are used this semester Additional Resources· Additional notes and websites Student Tools· Contains Student blackboard grades Communication· Contains student email, discussion board, etc.
Course Documents In ‘Course Documents’ you will find the Syllabus Pacing Software information Testing center information Course code for QUIA And other important documents. PLEASE PRINT AND READ CAREFULLY.
Using your pacing 1. Locate in ‘course documents’ 2. Print the pacing 3. Contains dates for tests/paragraph 4. Textbook and QUIA chapters & lessons 5. Weekly PLATO lessons 6. Final exam dates
Registration for QUIA/20% 1. http://books.quia.com http://books.quia.com 2. Go to ‘students’ 3. Click on ‘create new account’ 4. Use your TCC username and password 5. Submit form 6. Enter book key in field labeled ‘enter book key’ 7. You will find the ‘course code’ in ‘course documents’.
PLATO online lab requirements (20% of final grade) 1. Located in ‘course documents’ 2. Web browser 3. AOL users – minimize AOL and use internet explorer 4. Pop-up blockers – you may have to minimize pop-up blockers 5. Fire walls 6. Plug-ins
Student login for PLATO 1. PLATO name – student’s last name (lower cased) 2. Group name – tccenglish 3. Password – last 4 digits of new TCC identification number
PLATO success tips 1. Serves as LAB grade = 20% 2. Lessons have 3 – 4 sections each 3. Complete all sections for lesson credit 4. Lessons re-enforce skills 5. Complete lessons within the week assigned
Tips for success 1. Review the entire orientation presentation 2. Read the information found in ‘course information’ and ‘course documents’ 3. Follow your pacing 4. Actively participate in class 5. Use writing and grammar folders 6. Adhere to due dates found in your syllabus and in the ‘weekly activities’
Welcome to ENC0020 This is a great class. To be successful you must actively participate, adhere to due dates, study and manage your time well. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com Online office hours are from 6:00 – 6:50 Wednesday evenings. GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK