14. Here, you’ll find my contact information – email address, phone number, office location, and
office hours. My office hours are Wednesdays from 9 to 11 AM, and other times by
15. The next section – titled “To Do Before Next Lecture” – is really
important. It’s designed to help you stay on track with required
readings, supplemental materials, and self-assessments.
16. The “To Do Before Next Lecture” page gives you the title of the next lecture, and shows the
required readings to do before class.
17. There’s also a ‘recommended’ section. This shows what optional materials – chapter
summaries, video and audio clips, and self-assessments – are recommended.
18. While the recommended material is not required, I strongly urge you to take advantage of
these resources. They will help you understand the materials presented in class, gain
perspective on key issues, and help you assess how well you comprehend the concepts.
19. The “To Do” page will update after each lecture, and will show you what you need to do to
prepare for the next class. Check this page frequently so you can be prepared for lectures.
44. We will be using the discussion boards throughout the class as a place for you to talk with
other students about what you’re learning.
45. If you want to ask me a question about something we cover in class, please email me or
stop by office hours. Do not post your questions for me on the discussion board.
46. It’s best if we talk in person about your question, so I can give you the support you need. If
you don’t understand something, see me right away – don’t wait. Every lecture builds on
the previous one, so it’s really important to clear up any questions right away.
47. I hope this tutorial helped you to become familiar with the Blackboard site, and that you
have a better understanding of how to navigate the content.
48. Again, if you have any questions about the Blackboard site, please let me know. You can
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office – I’m in Ives 263.