Presentation on theme: "Class Orientation for Distance Learning Classes Limin Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics Summer 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Class Orientation for Distance Learning Classes Limin Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics Summer 2014
Where to Get Course Materials Canvas Account - > Syllabus: –Syllabus –Syllabus addendum –Class tentative schedule –Past chapter tests –Practice final exam –Others
What you need to Register for the Class Homepage Course ID number –That can be found in the syllabus addendum Access Code –Inside of MyMathLab Packet
Where to Get an Access Code CBC Book Store: –Buy a new textbook that is bundled with MyMathLab Package –Buy a copy of Standing alone package for MyMathLab The textbook publisher’s web site at http://www.coursecompass.com/ http://www.coursecompass.com/
Course ID for DL Classes Math 95 Distance Learning: zhang56216 Math98 Distance Learning: zhang30085
How This Class Works Every day, you will logon to the class home page –Check Canvas->Class Calendar –Watch Video on MyMathLab –Read Textbook –Do homework online Every couple chapters –Chapter test on campus Final Exam
How You Are Graded Homework Assignments Quizzes, if any Chapter Tests Final Exam –Cutoff score on Final Exam 60% –Final Exam is comprehensive
When to take tests on Campus The testing schedule will be posted online at MyMathLab-> Announcement or Canvas->Announcement
Where to do homework, quizzes, tests, and final exam Homework Assignments: –online at MyMathLab Quizzes, if any: online Chapter Tests: on CBC campus Final Exam: on campus
Where to Get Help Website Related Problems: –Customer Service from the publisher 1-800-677-6337 Math Related Problems: –CBC Tutor Center TD434 –Your instructor 509-542-4820 or emails on Canvas.
How much is enough Online assignments are only for grading purpose. You need to do more exercises using the textbook as needed.
A Rule of Thumb Two hours study is needed for each hour in class. That is to say for a distance learning class, two hours should be spent for each section.
Before each test… Before each test, you always prepare for it by –doing chapter reviews/practice tests in the textbook –doing chapter reviews/practice tests online –review past exams if any –memorizing formulas
What to bring when taking tests A photo identification card A calculator specified by the course syllabus A few US #2 pencils Some blank paper
After each test… Check your test score at Canvas by clicking the GRADEBOOK button Compare your grade with the class average Review those questions you missed to understand why you missed the question for future references
If you are new to MyMathLab Walk through the document “MyMathLab Tutorial” that can be downloaded on Canvas->Syllabus
Question and Answer 1 Questions: I have used MyMathLab last quarter, do I need register again for MyMathLab? Answer: No. The same username and password may apply. You do need to sign for this class by click the link “Enroll another class” once you log on.
Question and Answer 2 Question: I am not able to buy a copy of MyMathLab soon due to my financial aid, what should I do? Answer: You can apply for a temporary access code to MyMathLab. Download the instructions for that on Canvas->Syllabus.
Question and Answer 3 Questions: If I cannot come to a chapter test as scheduled, can I take it at a different time? Answer: Yes, you can. But serving a three day advanced notice is required.
Question and Answer 4 Question: What about rescheduling the final exam? Answer: Please arrange your schedule to accommodate the final exam. Exceptions to the time of the final exam are not normally granted.
A Demo Account at MyMathLab Username: fstein99301 Password: frankstein99301