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PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE!!

Please print this page for your reference. It contains information on your class, your instructor, the course management system you will be using for the online class as well as information on how to access the class, and contact information if you need assistance.

Note: There may be multiple sections of this class taught online. Please be sure that you have the information for the class that you registered for. The section number, the reference number, and the name of the faculty members should be checked against the information in the printed schedule and on your registration material.

Term :
Fall 2017
Course Name :
Psychology 100-74 (5790)
Course Title :
General Psychology
Class Notes :
  • 15 week class from 08/28/17 to 12/08/17.
  • Participation in this class will consist of online interaction. Students must have access to a computer that has a reliable internet connection. Students should access http://online.valleycollege.edu during the week prior to the semester start date. All information regarding this class, including course-specific technology requirements, will be found on that webpage. The course may not be accessible to students until the first day of the class, Monday, August 28, 2017.
Instructor :
A. Jennings
E-Mail Address :
Instructor Comments :
Dear PSYCH 100 students:

Welcome to PSYCH 100 - General Psychology Online!

Soon we will embark on our semester long journey through the study of Psychology. This message is to provide you with some helpful hints and get you ready. You will find all our class materials - syllabus, lectures, and homework assignment instructions on our class Canvas under "Modules." Make sure to spend some time checking it out before the course starts. Everything you need is posted online on Canvas. The syllabus has a detailed assignment schedule with the weekly assignment dues dates, be sure to print or save that information.

Please read all the information and tips listed below!

Textbook: We will be using an open textbook, meaning it is FREE!

Here is the link to the free textbook or you can download a PDF from our class canvas site:

https://openstax.org/details/psychology

You can get a printed copy of the book at the SBVC Bookstore for ~20$ (the cost of the paper for printing).

There is also a printed copy of the book available in the library for you to use for 2 hours at a time.

TIPS

Please read and follow ALL OF THIS MESSAGE.

1) After you read this entire message, if you decide this course is not what you expected, please drop the class. There are a large number of students waiting to get into the class. All students not active the first few days will be dropped, so please sign in the first official day of class on Canvas and do the initial activities in the first couple of days. If you do not do this, you are considered "NO SHOW" to class. These activities are listed in the syllabus and weekly schedule, don�t wait to get started!

2) "CHECK YOUR EXPECTATIONS.� If you expect one thing and the class is something different than your expectations, that might be a problem.�
What should you expect???

A. Expect to succeed with hard work. By that I mean that you should expect to learn about the subject matter and about yourself. You should expect to succeed and put in the effort that is needed. You will will have to have self motivation and discipline to keep on top of the class. I expect students to take responsibility for their own desired level of learning and success in the class.

B. Expect that this will be a college/university level class. It does transfer to the University level so you are expected to spend time (approx. 6-8 hours or more per week) and energy doing the work required for the class, as well as write with college level skills (always use spell check). If you have difficulty with writing, students are advised to seek assistance in the tutoring center or writing lab.�

C. Expect an organized online class. Do not expect an independent study where you will be working completely at your own pace. The material of the class is organized into �chunks� where there are deadlines for completing the work. You should expect to follow the pacing of the material with the community of learners which is our class. Expect to be reading, taking quizzes, writing homework assignments, and doing activities for each chapter/section in this class. That means you have 3-4 things to do each week for this class.

3) NOW ACTIVELY PREPARE.�

1.Go to the front page of SBVC web site and click on "online classes." There you will see two links to quizzes: "Student skills" and "Technical Skills." Take these quizzes to make sure you are up to speed and ready for online. Under the same section, Online classes, click and read the sections "Succeeding in Online classes" and "Are online classes for me." All this information is provided for you to be prepared and assess your readiness for this type of class.

2. Get the textbook early! (Text listed above) The text is mandatory and totally necessary to success in this class. Excuses that "I haven't received my book yet," doesn't work as the quizzes start the first week and you need the text the first DAY. Our book is free, everyone needs to have a copy!

3. Check out Canvas, you will login with your webadvisor passwrod and login. The Canvas page explains what browsers and operating systems you need. You must have compatible operating system and browser with SBVC Canvas to succeed in this class. I, nor the tech can change this if your system is not correct. Grades will not be adjusted for this type of technical problem.

4. For those registered: Enter the class a few days early. Once you know how to find your online class (on Canvas), go to the class Canvasd site a few days before the semester begins. You are expected to explore the class website on your own and read all the documents contained in the areas relevant to your class once the class begins.�

5. Learn how to use your college student email. All students are required to use this and Canvas sends messages to student college email only. I DO NOT recognize personal email. A message will be sent to registered students' SBCCD student email accounts 3-4 days before the class start date with instructions on accessing the course.

Waiting to add?
If you register for the official waitlist on Web Advisor, you will get an email from me (ajennings@sbccd.cc.ca.us) in the order you are listed on the waitlist if I have room to add. If I am able to add students, I will add students based on the order they are on the waitlist.�I will only add students not on the waitlist after all the students on the waitlist have been added.If you do not get an email from me that means I am not able to add you.

Welcome to the online world of Psychology 100!�I look forward to working together this semester!

Dr. Jennings
San Bernardino Valley College
ajennings@sbccd.cc.ca.us

Primary Course Management System

Canvas by Instructure

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