VoiceThread series- Basic VT Skills Enrich your discussion forums with interactive comments Basics 1: Uploading, commenting, and sharing - Sept 23 at 7:00pm ET Basics 2: Creating groups and advanced sharing - Sept 30 at 7:00pm ET Basics 3: Comment mod
Page | 2 Notice: Changes within the course syllabus such as, procedure, assignments and schedule may be made at the discretion of the instructor. OL/H (143s) date communication. This is the best way to communicate with your instructor privately. I will respond to your messages within 48 HOURS. Please do not resend your email if 48 HOURS have not passed. Instructors teaching online, hybrid, or using Blackboard to web enhance their face-to-face classes may also require students to correspond using the Blackboard Messages within their Blackboard course. All student academic reports and current grades can be accessed through Campus Connect. Even though the Blackboard grade book may be used to help students track their academic progress, the official grade is posted in Campus Connect. Computer Requirements: It is the student’s responsibility to have (or have access to) a working computer with reliable Internet access. Computer assignments may be required by the instructor to access course materials or to submit assignments using appropriate software. The college offers computers for student use at the Cowley Westside Center, Cowley Eastside Center, Cowley Mulvane Center, and the Cowley Arkansas City Campus. Purpose or Goal of the Class: This course is open to students on the college level freshman or sophomore and is designed to improve individual interpersonal communication skills. Objectives of this Course: By understanding the elements of effective communication, students will be able to create environments that will bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students will learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said, and most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their family, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and both verbal and non-verbal communication. IPC will fulfill the 3-hour Public Speaking requirement at Cowley and at some of the four-year universities in the state. However, students should check with their transfer university to verify that this course will fulfill the Speech requirement for their program Expectations of this Course: This is an online course, which means most(if not all) of the course work will be conducted online. Expectations for performance in an online course are the same for a traditional course. In fact, online courses require a degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and technology skills which can make these courses more demanding for some students. Students are expected to: Review the How to Get Started information in the course content. Introduce yourself to your instructors and classmates during the first week by posting a self- introduction in the appropriate discussion forum. Interact online with the instructor and peers and keep up with all assignments and activities.