English Writing with Multimedia

Homework Assignment #1

This page of instructions is provided for the first two weeks of classes.

1. Do I need to buy a textbook for this course?

No, you don’t! All course readings will be provided to you through your online Learning Management System.

2. What do I need to do to get started on this course?

Get a Gmail Account With Your Name in the Address

For this very important task, you need to make sure that you have an English-only Google-Gmail account with your real name spelled out in English characters in your email address.  

Examples of acceptable email addresses: kimdaehan@gmail.com,  parkkyunghee@gmail.com,   leesteven33@gmail.com,   garylee851@gmail.com

Examples of unacceptable email addresses: park941208@gmail.com,  smilinghappyperson@gmail.com,  grandpoohba1000@gmail.com

The reason for requiring your name in your email address is to allow your instructor to quickly recognize you in your emails and on the Canvas site. It also helps to eliminate any chance of mistaken identity in the grading process. The reason for requiring you to have an English-only Google-Gmail account is because Google has some very useful applications that will help you a lot in this course–and in future courses.  The only way you can get full access to some of those apps is by having a Google-Gmail account. Here is the link to the Google/Gmail account set-up page: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?service=mail 

If you have never set up a Google/Gmail account before, you may want to watch the following video tutorial, which explains everything step-by-step. (If you need English subtitles, you can turn on the “captions”  in lower-right corner of the YouTube player.) 

AFTER SETTING UP YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, SEND ME AN EMAIL FROM IT – AS SHOWN IN THE NEXT TOGGLE

3. What else do I need to do?

Send Gary an Email from Your Gmail account.

The next thing you need to do is send me an email from your English Gmail account.  Please make sure you indicate your course name-code, personal name, and student ID number in the Subject Line of your email (as shown in the video for #1). You can figure out the correct class name for your class by clicking on the top link for your class. Please make sure you include your course name-code, personal name, and student ID number in every email and text message that you send this semester. Otherwise, your message will not be answered in a timely manner.

  • Please send your email to: profgary.hyu@gmail.com.
  • IN THE SUBJECT LINE, MAKE SURE YOU TYPE “EWM1”  (wihtout the quotation marks)
  • Send it no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016
  • As soon as you get an email that invites you to enroll in a course on Canvas, go ahead and get yourself set up on Canvas as shown in the next video. (That video is located in the next toggle.)

Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm – EWM15310

This page of instructions is for the class described above.

IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THE TUESDAY CLASS, USE THE OTHER INSTRUCTION PAGE.

4. How should I get set-up and adjust settings on the Canvas LMS

Get Set Up on Canvas (most classes)

If you get an invitation from Canvas, you will need to get yourself set up on the CANVAS Learning Management System. Many of your assignments will need to be done through CANVAS and most of your grades will be posted there so you can see how you are doing. After sending an email to your instructor from your new Gmail account, you will receive an invitation to join CANVAS. The video below explains all you need to know about this: 

5. Anything else?

 

After Getting Set Up on Canvas…

You will spend most of your online time in the Canvas Learning Management System. That is where assignment information, announcements, learning resources, and much of your grade information is provided, so you won’t be using this site for much more than accessing Canvas and The Blog. Make sure you take some time to check out The Blog. There are all kinds of excellent learning and entertainment resources there and, of course, places to make comments about and share content that you find interesting or useful.

The following video tutorials are not needed until after you get set up in the Canvas LMS

(You don’t need them until later.)

Tutorials for after your CANVAS set-up:

Read through the descriptions to find the tutorial you need:

Basic Setup of WordPress.com Sites
Basic Setup of WordPress.com Sites
Basic Setup of WordPress.com Sites - Revised April, 2015
How to Get Your Blog on Focusonlearning.net
How to Get Your Blog on Focusonlearning.net
After your blog is set up, you need to send me its URL so it can be posted on the class page, LearnBlog.
WordPress com Themes
WordPress com Themes
Some tips on how to find and select a good theme for your blog.
Adding Pages and Pictures to WordPress - Revised April, 2015
Adding Pages and Pictures to WordPress - Revised April, 2015
How to add pages and pictures to your WordPress blog
How to Upload Shots to Your WordPress Blog
How to Upload Shots to Your WordPress Blog
Here is a simple method for uploading videos and images to a WordPress blog.
Using the WordPress App to Upload Your Shots
Using the WordPress App to Upload Your Shots
Using the WordPress App to Upload Your Shots
Uploading Videos from Your Smartphone & Embedding Them on Your Blog
Uploading Videos from Your Smartphone & Embedding Them on Your Blog
Using the YouTube app, you can avoid using your computer to upload videos. You still need the computer to embed your videos to your blog easily.
Setting Up WordPress so Your Classmates Can Comment
Setting Up WordPress so Your Classmates Can Comment
Setting Up WordPress so Your Classmates Can Comment
Using Categories to Organize your Posts and Blog
Using Categories to Organize your Posts and Blog
Using Categories to Organize your Posts and Blog