Unit 1 Overview: Getting Started

In this unit, you will earn your wings and learn to fly!

Flying Man By Tom Wigley CC-BY-NC-SA.

Follow these simple steps to get started!

  1. View the 7-minute video announcement below or click here to read the transcript.
  2. Let me know if you plan to attend the Orientation by clicking Yes, No or Maybe in the RSVP box below.
  3. Read the learning objectives.
  4. Click on the "Content and Activities" folder and complete ALL of the assignments before Monday at 11pm. All of this week's activities will prepare you for Learning Unit 2 so be sure to complete every single one of them to ensure your success.
  5. If you have general questions about the course, click on the Ask a Question button in the left hand course menu in Blackboard and post a question in the forum. If you have a personal question that pertains to just you, please email me directly at mbrock@msjc.edu. Have a great week one!

Unit 1 Learning Objectives

"What is a Learning Objective," you ask? Great question!  Consider them your milestones for each of our learning units. You will be provided with a list of learning objectives each week. These are your "checkpoints" that you use to guide your learning each week.

  1. Lay the groundwork for a successful class by identifying the key course requirements and responsibilities shared in the syllabus, submitting the student info form, completing the syllabus quiz, and participating in your first VoiceThread.
  2. Get to know your classmates and expand your understanding of photographic meaning by participating in the "My Favorite Photograph" activity (using Tackk).
  3. Get warmed up to VoiceThread by leaving your first two voice or video comments in our "Photographs that Changed the World" activity.

Attend the HOSP Meet N' Greet
Friday, 1/23 at 10:00am PT

The Meet N' Greet will be held in a Google+ Hangout, which will require you to have a Google+ account (free), a microphone or a webcam to participate. This will be a chance for you to meet me and your peers and ask any questions you may have about getting started.  

  • Participation is strongly encouraged but not required.
  • Please let me know if you plan to attend or not so I can ensure I have enough seats for everyone! Hangouts max at 10. If more than 10 people plan to attend, I'll schedule another Hangout.
  • More details about how to participate will be posted in Blackboard as an announcement and emailed to you.
Please RSVP
2 people are going
Invite Friends
2 going4 maybe8 no
Daisey Hilbun 2 years ago
Michelle Pacansky-Brock Organizer

Looking forward to meeting some of you on the 23rd at 10am.

? jonathan mejia 2 years ago

love the video i enjoys viewing photography myself but mostly street photography

? ZuZeeQ XO 2 years ago
? Jessica Juarez 2 years ago
? Inah Hicks 2 years ago
Oscar Gomez 2 years ago
Canessa Vessup 2 years ago
Courtney Chislock 2 years ago

I will be out of the country on vacation and will not have any internet or wifi access.

Darrick Cavitt 2 years ago

My schedule will not allow me to attend.

Jazmin Williams 2 years ago
Sidney Journey 2 years ago

I do not have a webcam to participate, will look in to getting one as soon as possible.

Kacey Pierce 2 years ago

Unfortunately, I cannot attend due to my work schedule.

Tatiana Molina 2 years ago