Welcome - start here!

Welcome to the MDE Orientation!

Since last spring the orientation has become ALWAYS open, not just through its accessible content, but also for interaction.
This means that you are invited to come back, visit different parts of the orientation, interact and ask questions any time.
We hope that this will increase the quality of the service to all of you, and all you to get your questions answered when you need it.

Remember that to keep connection with the entire MDE community,
you should 
join the MDE Lounge!

Welcome to the MDE Orientation! - Youtube Video

Transcript to information on this Welcome video!

The Orientation has been moved to this site, 
I hope we can in this environment provide you will all the information and assistance you need, nonetheless. In the Announcements page, you can sign-up for RSS feeds for the announcements posted in this site throughout the orientation.


To go around the orientation, FIRST THING you need to do is visit "How to use this site" upper tab. This will ensure you know what is available and how to navigate around the site.

If you encounter any difficulties, and you are not able to post them here, please email Mdeumuc@umuc.edu.

Please take some time and visit the Forum to introduce yourself to everyone else.

Before you're done with the orientation, please make sure you share your feedback through a short Survey: Feedback Survey.

Recent Announcements

  • Planning a meeting for later in the semester...
    Hi everyone -
    since the orientation is now ongoing, I plan to hold another sync meeting later in the semester. Usually students have different issues, and you might have questions then.

    Hold the date: Saturday 7/19 @ 10 am EDT.

    Here is the information for the meeting:


    Meeting information 


    Topic: MDE Orientation mid-semester meeting 

    Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 

    Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) 

    Meeting Number: 641 705 068 

    Meeting Password: 123 


    To start or join the online meeting 


    Go to https://umuc.webex.com/umuc/j.php?MTID=m2af338a1c3db8707779c608614481d6f 


    Audio conference information 


    To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code. 

    Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 

    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 

    Access code:641 705 068 

    Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf 


    For assistance 


    1. Go to https://umuc.webex.com/umuc/mc 

    2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". 

    To add this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link: 


    Posted Jul 14, 2014, 8:31 AM by Stella Porto
  • Getting some practice in DE through internships
    Hi everyone -

    if you are starting your journey in distance learning and you need to get experience, consider keeping your eyes open for the opportunities posted in the MDE internship site:

    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 5:40 PM by Stella Porto
  • Signing up to the MDE Lounge without a Google account

    If you would like to join the MDE Lounge without a Google account, you can send an email to mde-lounge+subscribe@googlegroups.com. (See full explanation here: http://bit.ly/1mPXZ2N). 

    Posted Jun 3, 2014, 6:04 PM by Stella Porto
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