Course Technologies

You will need to have access to certain digital technologies in order to complete your work. In some instances, these technologies may be new to you. You are responsible for making time to ramp up, troubleshoot, and learn. This activity will require your patience, can-do attitude, and sense of adventure.

  • (MSU) Google Apps will be used for collaborative work throughout the semester. Note that you may also need access to a non-MSU google account if using Google products that MSU does not subscribe to (e.g. Google Maps, Youtube). You may use your own Google account or create one specifically for the class.
  • A Slack account. A sign up link will be available in the course D2L and will be emailed to students individually. You can access the team at in a browser or by downloading the app on your computer and/or phone. Slack’s in-browser functionality can be tricky, so download the app if you can. Only your fellow classmates and I will be able to see this channel.
  • An MSU Commons account. As an MSU student, you can create an account using your MSU netid and password. We will use this platform for the WordPress workshop in November.
  • A (free) Flourish account. We will use this platform for the mapping workshop in September.
  • A (free) Onodo account. We will use this platform for the network analysis workshop in September.

There may be additional platforms or software to create accounts for or download during the semester. You will not be asked to sign up for any free trials or paid accounts.

While you participate in class, make sure that your use of technology during class is not a distraction to yourself or others. Avoid using technology as a barrier to actively engaging during class. 

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