I have finished grading all the work for the course and submitted course grades in HokieSpa. As a reminder, I use Virginia Tech’s default grade scale (no rounding). Thank you so much for your work this term. Have a great winter break.
Unsubscribing from the Course Website and Twitter Updates
If you subscribed to the course website at the beginning of the term, you probably want to unsubscribe now. Look for an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email message that you get from the course website.
If you were following the course Twitter account (@HokieTengrrl), just go the the page in Twitter and click the Unfollow button.
This is the post for the week of December 8, the last week of classes!
Readings for the week of December 8
For this week, please review the following as needed:
Work for the week of December 8
If you have not already done so, please fill out the Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) survey for this course. I do not see the feedback until late December (after grades are submitted), and your comments are anonymous. The feedback helps the department make important decisions about teaching methods, course content, and faculty promotion. Written comments help me decide what to keep or change the next time I teach the course.
Write and submit your final exam, Project 5: Course Completion Report, by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 14, following the instructions below. There is no grace period on the exam, since course grades must be calculated and turned in.
- Go to our course in Canvas.
- Choose Assignments from the left sidebar.
- Choose the "Project 5: Course Completion Report (Final Exam)" assignment.
- Click the big Submit Assignment button on the upper right. You’ll see this File Upload form:
- Click the Choose File button, and navigate to your file. It must be a *.doc, *.docx, or *.pdf file.
- Type your reflection comments in the Comments… box (indicated by the orange arrow). I read your comments before I read your project. These comments are worth 10 points of your grade. Don’t forget them! Include this information:
- Tell me what grade you aimed for (e.g., I aimed for a B+ by including headings and icons).
- Tell me how well you met your goals.
- Tell me anything else you want me to know before I grade your project.
- Click the Submit Assignment button, and your work will be uploaded and turned in.
- Watch for a blog post later in the week of December 15 that will let you know that the course grades have been submitted. You can check your Grades in Canvas to see what you earned.
This is the post for the week of December 1.
This week, you will read through the assignment for the final exam and discuss some example documents and advice.
Readings for the Week of December 1
Work for the Week of December 1
Read the Project 5: Course Completion Report assignment (the final exam), and begin gathering data on your work in the course by rereading your posts in the Discussions and your projects to identify your best work.
Analyze the self-assessment documents you have read for today for Powerful Word Choice. Go to Discussions in Canvas and post two replies to the "Comparing Self-Assessment Examples" Discussion, following the instructions in Canvas by 11:59 PM on Monday, 12/7 (two-day grace period ends at 11:59PM on 12/9).
Please fill out the Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) survey for this course. I do not see the feedback until late December (after grades are submitted), and your comments are anonymous. The feedback helps the department make important decisions about teaching methods, course content, and faculty promotion. Written comments help me decide what to keep or change the next time I teach the course.