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Friday, January 21, 2011

New Developments and Modified Tasks

This post is here in large part to see whether you are regularly reading the Class Blog. You MUST do so.

A change:
1. The first C4T assignments will not be posted (in your Google Docs) until Monday and should be completed by next Sunday. Since the MW Class met only once this week, it seemed prudent to make that change. You do not have to change the Checklist, but you can if you want. If you have read and commented on the first C4T assignment by Sunday midnight 1/30 (MW Class Tuesday 2/1) then you can color it green.

Some tasks
1. When someone leaves a comment on your blog, you should get a gmail and edm310comments should get a gmail. We need to check that that is happening. Go to your first blog post. Leave yourself a comment. See whether you get a gmail notifying you of that event. I will also check to see that edm310comments got an email. If it is not working, go to your Dashboard, go to Settings. Go to Comments (the small tab). Scroll all the way down. Make sure your gmail address is in the last box and that is there as well. If you make any changes, Save Settings.
2. You need a picture to add to your profile. Your pictures will be posted later today (by noon). I will add another post to the blog which will appear just above this one providing links to the pictures for each of the four sections of EDM310. Make sure I have the correct name on your picture. If I do not, please send me an email telling me the name under your picture and your name as well.
3. You must notify me if I have your name wrong. You can download the picture using the down arrow key. You can use it in your Blogger profile. If you do not like my picture (You don't like the picture I took of you? How can that be?), you can use your own as long as it meets these three criteria:

  1. It is a closeup picture of your face, not a full length picture of you at 100 yards

  2. It looks like you

  3. It does not contain the picture of any other human being

4. Later today (hopefully by noon), there will be a new link on the Class Blog for Student Blogs 2011. When that link appears, click on it. Find your name. Click on your name. It should take you to your blog. If it does not (there are many reasons why it might not work), send me a gmail to and tell me what is happening.
5. If you want you name listed differently than I have it, send me a gmail about that as well.
6. Later today or early tomorrow I will post a list of students whose checklist I cannot access. Check the Class Blog later today or tomorrow. See whether your name is on that list. If it is on that list then your checklist has not been shared properly or it did not work. Instructions about what to do if your name is on the list will be contained in that blog.
7. Note the Archives portion of the list of items on the right of the blog. This is an easy way to find older posts.
8. Notice the search box in the upper left corner of the Class Blog (actually all Blogger blogs including yours). Use this to search for a word or a phrase in the blog your are visiting.
9. Need help? Email, SMS Text, call, Tweet (if you have started with Twitter) or Skype (probably too early to be doing that yet. But you can try. We are here to help. Ask early and often!

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