Saturday, August 29, 2009

all sections, online and face-to-face: online tutorial

It turns out that all my links in the orientation document are broken. I didn't know this. If you are looking for the "online tutorial" here is where you will find it:
click GETTING STARTED (Circled in red below)

HIST 1301, 11010 Online Quizzes

I found that I lost all my settings for the quizzes when the course went live. It's been a bear, but I've got almost all of them reset, and you should be able to access your Unit 1 quizzes now. I'll have all the quizzes reset by tomorrow. Good luck, and let me know if you have any trouble. dld

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Having trouble getting started with LSC online?

Go here.

Online quizzes, HIST 1301 (9-10:20)

I just learned this morning that all my quiz dates are wrong, and you can't access the quizzes. I will fix this, but it will take more time than I have on my hands this moment. It will be either later tonight or in the morning. I'll let you know. dld

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Office hours: online and fac-to-face

MW: I will be in my office from 10AM-1PM. I will also check my email during this time. I will check it again between 8-10PM.

TTh: I'm in class all morning and into the afternoon. I will check email between 8-10PM

Friday and Sat: I will try to check email in the morning, but sometimes I won't get around to it. Nights, I like to hang out with my friends and have fun.

Sun: I don't work on Sunday. It's not a religion thing; it's just the way it is.

If you want to hang out sometime, you can find me at Taft St. Coffee House most Tuesdays between 8:30 and 11PM. But if you're mad at me, don't look for me until you've calmed down. Who needs that hassle?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Email (online sections only)

This is the best place to interact with me. Blackboard's email function is clunky and unstable (which you already know if you've used it or tried to). That said, contact me by email if you need to. If my reply is terse, I'm not being rude. It's just that I get a lot of email, and if I want to respond to all of them, I have to do it quickly. Do let me know if you have problems with the course. dld

HIST 1302, 11008 and 11009

Your online sections are now active. I'm setting the quiz dates now. Remember, you get two chances at each quiz, and the average will be recorded. You can, of course, just take the quiz once if you prefer.

Getting started with LSC online (all sections, online and face-to-face)

Click LSC ONLINE on the LSC homepage.

Click Getting Started.

After you have successfully logged onto LSC online, you should see listed all your Lone Star courses. When you click the link to you history course, you should see something like this:

After you click "start here," you should see this:

The link to the orientation document is circled in red. When you click that link, it will pop up as a PDF. I just walked through this to make sure, and it is there.

Your syllabus will be found here. Press the syllabus button.

Let me know if you have any trouble. dld

Monday, August 24, 2009

2 attempts for online quizzes

Hey everyone, I just realized that I didn't mention the fact that you get two attempts at the online quizzes. I will average the two scores, and that will be recorded as your grade for that quiz. This is for all sections, online and face-to-face. dld

Friday, August 21, 2009

Books for Fall 09 Courses


Here are the books you will need, according to which section you are in. Check the section numbers closely because I have three different sets of books, and you don't want to get the wrong one!

HIST 1301 11010
  • Tindall/Shi, America: A Narrative History 7th ed., Vol. 1
  • Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska press, 2003)
  • Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass (Yale University Press)
HIST 1302 11008 and 11009
  • Tindall/Shi, America: A Narrative History, 7th ed., Vol. 2
  • John Kasson, Amusing the Millions (Hill and Wang)
  • Melba Patillo Beals, Warriors Don't Cry
HIST 1302 1W002 and 1WH01
  • Tindal/Shi, America: A Narrative History, 7th ed., Vol 2
  • Elmer Kelton, The Day the Cowboys Quit (TCU Press)
  • James S. Hirsch, Riot and Rememberance: America's Worst Race Riot and its Legacy (Mariner Books)