Copy and paste the text below into an e-mail using the students myUWG email addresses and send to your students before class begins.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is <<your name>> . I am in the <<department name>> . My contact information is:
<<web page link>>
A little bit about myself - <<enter general info about interests, work experience related to course subject, what city you live in, general family info.>>
Our class uses CourseDen for communicating and meeting online. You can login to CourseDen at http://webct.westga.edu . Use your CourseDen ID ( same as your MyUWG username ) and password ( the last two digits of your birth year followed by the last four digits of your social security number) .
I strongly suggest you review the "Student Guide" at http://www.westga.edu/~distance/distancestudents/ . It offers tips, tricks, and techniques for succeeding in an online class. It will also give details on required software and computer settings for using CourseDen. For our class, make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer.
Join me online in CourseDen. I have posted the first assignment, which is to introduce yourself to the class using the Discussion Board. I look forward to meeting all of you! I know that we will have an exciting and interesting learning experience together.