Created Tuesday 04 September 2018
The old ways are best; here is the most efficient way I have seen to deal with unintended logoffs and team management, via Collaborate Classic — but it requires a little help on your part:
- Complete reading assignments.
- Determine which team you are on and remember your team number. Look below. Try a Ctrl-F find if you are having trouble finding your team assignment. Also, remember your other team members so you can PM them in class if they're unsure.
- Join the Collaborate room. When prompted for your name, prepend your team number and a space to your name. For example, if I were assigned to team 4, I would enter my name like the following, no quotes:
"4 John Marks"
This way, when Collaborate "alphabetizes" the students in the class, each team will be visually grouped together. This will make it much easier for the professor or TA to put each team in their private Collaborate rooms.
- Listen to and participate in the days lecture (Remind the professor to record the lecture if he has forgotten)
-When lecture is over, wait for the professor to put each student in her/his private chatroom. Microphones may be used here. Optionally, students may, as a team, choose to use another external chat/communication technology. Please inform the professor how you're doing it, and be absolutely sure all team members are good with it.
- Read the discussion question once the professor has posted it. The discussion question will be posted to the Discussions Section of Canvas.
-Discuss and answer the discussion question(s). Post your response to the discussion board AS A REPLY to the main discussion question. Remember to:
1) Make sure your subject line contains the team number (and optional chosen name)
2) In the body of the initial post, indicate who was present for the discussion that day.
3) Feel free to comment and discuss on others' posts; keep it civil, obviously.
Message or email the professor if you have any questions.
You need to be logged into Canvas to see the team assigments. If you are logged into Canvas, simply scroll down from here; the teams are under this "window-in-a-window." Alternatively, you may simply email the professor or private message him in class.