This class is entirely asynchronous. Lectures will be posted as the modules begin; the "seminars" happen using Voicethread, as explained below; Discussions following student presentations also happen asychronously on Voicethread.
For class discussion (and your participation grade), for optional student presentations, and for responding to presentations, we will use Voicethread. This platform allows you to participate asynchronously by video, audio recording, or text, as well as to draw on a posted slide. During this welcome week, please take the time to set yourself up on Voicethread as well as to introduce yourself to the class. You can do this by commenting on my introduction slide or adding your own introduction slide if that works better for you. If you want to start practicing starting your own Voicethread in preparation for a class presentation later in term, that's another great way to introduce yourself. Be sure to share with the class!
In your introduction, let us know a bit about:
- what brings you to want to think about illness and literature together
- what brings you joy
- how you think we're going to make this a good semester with everything else that's going on.
To introduce yourself to the class, go to "Course Chat Links" in the left-hand menu, and then locate the Voicethread Link for Welcome Module > Introductions.
Once you've accessed the Voicethread for Welcome Module > Introductions, use the Voicethread commenting tools to introduce yourself! Please check back later to say hello to others who introduce themselves after you.
If Voicethread is new to you and the link doesn't help you figure out how to use it, you can consult the Voicethread support documents posted in the Help section of the lefthand menu.
Created by and shared with permission of Professor Sally Chivers.
Prepared by: Dana Capell
Last Updated: November 24, 2020