Thursday, September 03, 2020

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!


Greetings!

Just a quickie to welcome all my new (to me) students, as well as Students from the summer, as we prepare to work together, virtually. We're gonna have fun! It's gonna be different, but fun too! Imagine - going to school in your jammies EVERYDAY!! 

I have but one request: Everyone please wears pants. ;)

But seriously, Covid-19 has most definitely changed the way we do things, but has also really shown what we CAN do, when we simply MUST. Personally, I think it was a good kick in our collective comfort zone. I have found new efficiencies and methods of delivery I never would've explored without the current pandemic-push, to do so.

For incoming students, this semester will look and feel differently, but rest assured, Seneca faculty have been working hard collaborating feverishly together since our winter semester ended and over this summer, to ensure we deliver to our new AND returning students a dynamic and robust online learning experience this Fall.

I can say from my own personal experience that I have worked very hard transitioning all my subjects from on-site, in-person classes to online and feel that other than that "face-to-face" dynamic, (which I do love, and WILL miss) it's all there.I'm certain this is harder on me than you ;)

All my updated subject content for the following SCAA subjects will be available on Blackboard by/before Friday, Sept. 11th, for student review prior to week one classes.
  • IILS318 -Vis-Dev 02 - LOC
  • ILS404 - Vis-Dev Specialization
  • CHR331 - Character Development
All students will receive a "welcome email" on that Friday noting class time, what to expect on day one, followed shortly after by an email, containing a zoom invite for our first class together. If you have not filled out/ sent me your W5 form, please do so before Monday (Thanks!)
 
We will be using Blackboard and zoom for our classes. Blackboard will contain all content and will be where you submit benchmarks/assignments. We will meet weekly via zoom for our classes together. I'm working on setting up Teams, but alas, am not quite there yet.

Please do try to take some time before we meet to look around your fully populated subject on Blackboard, and be prepared to review our subject ONE_DOC, which will be located in course documents.

This really is going to an exciting time for all of us, filled with new discoveries, technical challenges and hiccups along the way, and I look forward to facing all of them together. 
 
We got this! 
 
Play safe! 

See you all soon,
- graves
:)

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