BENVENUTI a Italiano 101 Online!
| Welcome to Italian 101! You are about to embark on a journey into the language and culture of Italy.
class is organized into units that will be accessible
in the left menu in Blackboard.
But before starting, we will begin with a list of frequently asked questions where you
can probably find an answer to all your doubts. I regrouped the questions for big topics, but you can definitely go ahead and use the "Search this site" feature at the top of this page if you need to look for something specific in this syllabus. Read carefully also the Other Important Pages to the left (below my picture) because these are part of the syllabus too.
I communicate with the class via email messages on
"Announcement" (left menu in Blackboard), or by direct e-mails via Blackboard. My messages will be emailed directly to you to
facilitate clear communication throughout your learning experience. Once you are enrolled, if
you have a general question about the course, I invite you to use the "Q & A" forum
(left menu in Blackboard) to ask a question or to see if it has already been asked
and answered either by me or by one of your classmates.
For quick communications, especially to let you know when I will be available in Skype, I will also send you text messages on your cell phone. Please text @ital10 to the number (469) 203-4509 to sign up for this free service. In this way you won't need to give me your cell phone number to receive my messages. If you want to know more about this service check this page.
Don't hesitate to contact me at any point if you have questions!
Other than Blackboard, which will be the home of the course, we will be using MAESTRO & Voicethread. More details about Voicethread will come during our first voice assignment, while for Maestro, read carefully the page MAESTRO SUPERSITE.
The first day of class, January 14, there will be an important orientation on campus. Please do your best to attend the orientation because I will walk you thru all the technology and we will see together how the course will be structured. If you won't be able to attend, the recording will be available in Blackboard.
The first day students will also complete a survey to certify
their presence. Students will be able to enter the survey multiple
ON CAMPUS ORIENTATION MONDAY 14 FROM 11AM
TO 12PM IN THE OCEANSIDE LANGUAGE LAB 4701