1B (hybrid-online): Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking about
|Spring 2014 online students,
the mandatory campus
meetings will take place in Cyberia
(Arts Ext 265) on three Saturdays:
Section 831 will meet 10-12:30
Section 832 will meet 12:30-3
I am also working out a schedule for other face-to-face meetings so
that this class will have more of a hybrid feel.
If you are on campus and have questions prior to registering for the
class, swing by my office, R205c, in the English Lab.
If you have emailed me about adding
online English 1B, please
note that students on the waitlist--in the order that
Web4 at MyCCSF lists them--will have first crack at any vacant
As you probably know, when the roster filled up during
pre-registration an electronic waitlist was activated.
Maybe you are already on the waitlist. Maybe you've even been
upgraded from the waitlist to the official roster. Please do not email
me to give you priority status or to put you on that list; this can
only be done via Web4 during preregistration. Add codes will
be given at the mandatory orientation if there are seats/screens
available, and those codes will only be given to students who attend
the mandatory orientation.
Full course access
will begin at the mandatory orientation, our first
class, on 1/18.
Those not in attendance will
lose their seat/screen to those on
If you miss our first class, the mandatory orientation, you
will not be in the class because the orientation is, well, mandatory. Keep "mandatory" in mind if you enroll in the course
again next term. For future info, refer again to this page, as
directed by the CCSF class schedule and the CCSF Distance Ed page, which, like
this page, you should have seen upon registering for the course.
Remember, CCSF has replaced WebCT with Moodle, an open source
course management system. See insight.ccsf.edu.
For future reference...
Here's how things will go down at the on-campus orientation. If you are unable to register online for the course or
the waitlist but attend the mandatory orientation and somebody on the
roster or waitlist is absent, then you might luck out and take
their seat. You will need to have English 1B eligibility proof
in hand (CCSF documentation) or online (Web4), though, in order to be
added. Please see the English Eligibility Coordinator
to verify that you are indeed eligible for the course. Showing me
a transcript from SFSU or another school will not cut it. You
will need CCSF paperwork from the Eligibility Coordinator. If you
are added during the mandatory orientation, you will be given an add
sticker, but your course access will not begin until Banner, the
school's registration, processes your enrollment the following work day.
NOTE--If you register for this course--or the waitlist--and also
register for a face-to-face 1B, the system will bump you out of the
online 1B roster or waitlist.
Please also check www.cvc.edu for online 1B courses
offered by other California colleges. Or, try CCSF again next
This is an enjoyable class, but it is not an easy
class. The workload will be constant--but manageable and
rewarding. Do not assume that this is easier than a face-to-face 1B. If
you have never taken an online course, this one may be great for you .
. . or it may be a disaster. Every week you will have a quiz, a
healthy amount of reading, a series of opportunities to exchange ideas
in the discussion forum, and during the semester you'll produce a
collaborative project--plus papers due every few weeks. If
you have questions, email me at email@example.com.
Oh, and if you're eligible for English 1B, you're also
eligible for online English 1C. For more about CCSF English
courses, labs, and the English Major, jump to www.ccsf.edu/english.