Orientation  (October 15 – October 17)

  • Welcome and Introduction to the Course
  • Syllabus Review
  • Introduction Assignment

Estimated Time to Complete

 Instruction  1 hr
 Assignments  2 hrs
 Collaboration  2 hrs

Welcome to HLRM 120: History of Alaskan Domesticate Ungulates!

This blog serves as our course web site. It will be used in conjunction with  Blackboard, as described below.  Please take a few moments to review the course syllabus and course schedule.


Public Space:

  • Class activity will take place on the home page of this site:
    • You will post your assignments (or provide a link)
    • You will provide feedback to your peers through comments
    • I will post announcements
    • We  will also hold class discussions  in the Forums (via post and comment)
  • The other areas of this site are:
    • Assignments (course material and instructions for each week)
    • Syllabus
    • Schedule

Private Stuff:

  • Private information such as grades and feedback on your assignments will be posted in Blackboard, where only you can see it.

Public Learning Community

As mentioned above, much of this course is public.  As a member of the cohort, you will participate with your classmates in a public learning community. You will post assignments, review the work of your classmates, and provide feedback; peer review is a significant component of the course.  Let me emphasize that your coursework and comments will be publicly accessible.  If this concerns you, contact me (instructor) to discuss before the semester begins. Unless you negotiate a pseudonym or other arrangements before class begins, your participation in the course signifies your agreement to be publicly identified as a member of the course.

Assignments (Due August 28 by Midnight)

On the first day of class you will receive an e-mailed invitation to join this class blog. This invitation will allow you to login and contribute to the blog. If you do not receive your invitation by 5pm, please contact me!

1) Introductions

Log in to this site using the Log In button on the lower right side of this page. You should be able to use your normal UAF login credentials. Once logged in, go to the Introductions!  topic in the forums  and create your first forum post. Let us know a little bit about yourself. Tell us where you’re coming from, both geographically and in terms of your goals. Why are you taking this course and what is your interest in Alaskan  domesticated ungulates?

2) Class Blog

Create your first post (by using the  +New  button at the top of the page) to let us know you’ve found your way here and are ready to get to work. Make sure to select  the orientation category (box at bottom right in the create post window) before you’re done. Use of these categories will help your peers navigate and help me when I assess your work.  When you’re done, click on the publish button. Your post will appear on the  home page  of this site.

Take some time to read the introductions of your fellow students. Begin to make some connections within our course community by commenting on at least two other introduction posts.

Now get started on Week 1 Assignments.