Most of the course, and anything suitable for public viewing will be at jrm4.com.
Canvas will be used for announcements and assignments, and that is all. Contacting me or the TA should only be done through regular email, at firstname.lastname@example.org (I have piloted Canvas Conversations and determined that it is not worth the trouble. Regular email is both required and more beneficial overall, so we will keep it simple and only use that.)
You don't need to do anything for the first day besides show up, the syllabus is below and the schedule will be discussed in class on the first day. See you then!
An excellent list of "ways to think about communication" — I recommend looking at each of these and considering them as tools:
./digitalautonomy2.pdf (minor changes to old slides)
Interviews and such
Forgive the language..the BS web