Take a TourTo be successful in this course, you will need to become aware of
the WebTycho classroom format. Take a few minutes to go through the WebTycho
tutorial. A few minutes now, may save you from hours of frustration later.
To access the tutorial, click on Options,
on the top of your screen and click "self-register"
for the WebTycho tour. Follow the instructions on how to register for the Orientation
Call for HelpI am not a technical expert. If you are having technical problems
that limit your ability to participate in a WebTycho course, you are
responsible for addressing the problems promptly. The HELP
button above will give you four ways to get help with your technical
problems. Go there first. You may also call Tycho
Support at 1-800-807-4862. They are
available 24 hours every day. If you are told that you have a "Level II
problem" and no one is available at Level II, then please ask to have
the support person paged.
Practice Online EtiquettePlease think about your online responses before submitting them.
If you haven’t ever seriously considered the issues regarding
"netiquette," please review the basics at this helpful website: http://www.theistudio.com/netiquette/shallwestart.html
Submit AssignmentsMuch of our work will be done by typing directly into WebTycho,
but realize that formal papers requiring specific
format and MLA bibliographic citations must be submitted as attachments.
Your papers should look exactly as they would if you were turning them in at
a classroom location. Your attachments must use Microsoft Word software (any
version). If you do not submit your paper using this software, I may not be
able to grade it.
NOTE: Always keep copies of what you submit for a grade as
well as anything you receive from me. An electronic "glitch" can
make assignments disappear. You are ultimately responsible for making sure
each assignment has been submitted properly.
Communicate using WebTychoMy e-mail address should be used for any confidential of personal
matters. For all other course questions, you should use the online
conference format specifically set up for this purpose.
Know Your BrowsersWebTycho is designed to work best with Netscape browsers. You can
download a free copy of Netscape by going to www.netscape.com. If you are
using another browser and are having difficulty, you may want to consider
making the change. (I do not use Netscape and have not had any trouble, but
again, I am not a technical expert.)
See the syllabus and course schedule for specifics regarding COMM395
exercises and projects, student responsibilities, and grading procedures.
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