Here are some Action Items to get us started with INFO 200.
- If you haven’t already create your account on our section site (that’s here!):
- Start here: https://infocom.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/register/
- Fill in your name, username, e-mail, and create a strong password. You are free to use a pseudonym, but please tell me who you are!
- Enter in the registration code. Use the code I shared on our course Canvas site.
2. Check out these videos that will help you get started in optimizing and rounding out your experience in INFO 200.
- INFO 200 Course Introduction Overview | Download the slides here. | Download the Video Podcast
- INFO 200 Course Introduction (For our specific sections of 200)
- Course Site Tour Screencast (A quick tour of our section site)
In these videos, I’ll take you through various areas of our INFO 200 course site and talk a bit about the class and the assignments. Important: All of the course modules include the following sections:
- Things to Read
The required readings explore topics you are expected to understand and incorporate into your assignments for all modules in the course.
- Things to View
The assigned and required media-based presentations extend your knowledge and offer new dimensions to the topics.
- Things to Explore
These materials are optional enhancements to the course content that offer more insight into the module topics.
3. Read and view further information about the Blog Reports assignment:
- Blog Reports Getting Started/Assignment Helper
- IMPORTANT: You will also be using your blog created for INFO 203 at the Community Site for the INFO 200 Blog Reports.
- Don’t Miss the “How To” pages at the Community Site as well. These pages were created to help you with your blogging and focus on administration of your blog, customization, creation of your blog posts, and participation in the social features of the Community Site.
- Also, please take a look at our Guide to WordPress for Students if you haven’t already.
- Make sure your blog is set to be open on the network and the Web.
4. Share your Community Site blog URL here.
5. Download “Tips for Coursework.” Dr. Linda Schamber, formerly of the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science, developed a helpful guide for citation and writing style. I have regularly used this source since I went to school there and hope you find it useful too! We use APA 7th edition however, so please check for accurate APA 7th edition citation style.
5. Get involved and make some contacts with fellow students:
Head over to our “Icebreaker” group, join and share! You will also find other ready-made groups to join including Course Site Help. The Groups feature of our site allows any member to create a group for folks of similar interest. Try it out!
Note:: Be sure you are logged into to our section site to make use of all of the social and commenting features. There will many opportunities to discuss assignments forthcoming.
Have fun exploring! I would suggest completing these action items before we start our first module. Check the course schedule here.
Also — Please email me directly at email@example.com if you have questions. Or private message me on this site. Canvas email is not the friendliest for archiving messages, etc IMHO! Please do not use Canvas for messages to me.