310_spring_2014_syllabus

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Unformatted text preview: sses. Most of your activity on Canvas will take place in the Dashboard and Modules tabs. • Required internet-enabled device. All students are required to have access to an internet-enabled laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. Your computer should have enough battery life to last an entire class period and meet the following requirements: o o o o o Ram: 2GB Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (windows updates run) Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.4 Browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox (most recent 2 versions only) Adobe Flash: must be installed and updated You should confirm that your computer is able to stream the video lectures by visiting the test stream page at https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tower/tech.html. There are multiple computer labs on campus for your use if you do not have a personal computer or laptop. (You can find a listing of these labs here: (http://www.utexas.edu/its/campus-labs/). If you do not have an internetenabled device, some inexpensive ones are available at local stores or on the internet, some for as little as $100. • Reporting technical problems. If you experience a technical problem during class, your first course of action should always be to immediately report the issue to tech support via the tech support chat. You must report any technical issue before the end of the lecture during which the problem occurs. We, the professors and teaching assistants, cannot and will not address the ramifications that your technical problem might have on your grade if tech support does not have a record of your problem. • Bandwidth limitations: No use of high bandwidth programs. Because the streaming video is bandwidth intensive, you are not allowed to access YouTube, Skype, Gmail video chat or other online video system, or any other program that is bandwidth-demanding. During the class session, you should be watching the lecture and nothing else! • Course Communication – Outside of the video lectures, any student communication initiated by professors and teaching assistants will be conducted via the Announcements page on our course website, so please make sure you check the Announcements page a daily basis. If students wish to contact professors they may do so either via email or by visiting office hours in person. If students wish to contact teaching assistants, they may do so either in person during office hours or via the TA contact form found here: <link to TA contact form> In-class questions can be asked via the chat feature, monitored by a teaching assistant. Communication in the chat will be visible to all users, so please abide by the rules below. • Honor system for quizzes and writing assignments. By taking this class, you agree to abide by the University of Texas regulations concerning cheating. During the weekly quizzes, you cannot receive help from others or discuss your writing assignments with other students. If you observe others cheating, you are honor bound to contact the TAs or instructors. • Information and data securi...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2014 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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