Welcome to Marian University!

In order to familiarize yourself with the course management system and course expectations, please complete the following activities.
  1. View: Marian Online 2 Tutorial
  2. View: Marian System Tutorial
  3. Read the instructor welcome letter
  4. Read the course syllabus
  5. Read the Marian Online Student Manual
  6. Update your profile and upload a photo. Please, be aware that what you include in your profile is visible to all learners in the course.
  7. Familiarize yourself with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers and Coaches
Profile Editing Instructions

Upload a photo of yourself to your profile using the directions below:
  1. Click on the word "Participants" on the top left side of the main page, and then click on your name.
  2. Click on the "edit profile" button and upload your picture and your profile information.
You may need to compress your photo in order to upload the image.

To compress your photo: Go to: iPiccy website - click "Start Editing"

Click "Upload" tab at top of page
Choose the picture from your file
Once the file has been uploaded, you can edit it in a variety of ways.
Click "Save and Share" tab at upper right side of page
Rename your picture and click the "Save Photo" button
Upload this picture to your Marian Moodle profile.

I know that for most of you, this is your first online class. I have constructed a list of helpful tips that will lead to your success in the class.

  • Plan an adequate amount of time each week to be present in the course room.
  • Respond to every discussion post on or before Wednesday of that module (unless otherwise noted) and reply to your peers on or before Sunday of that module‚Äôs week.
  • Submit your assignments in Word format by Sunday at midnight of each week (unless otherwise noted).
  • Ask questions! I am available by email, FaceTime, Skype, or telephone most days of the week. Please call or email me to schedule an appointment via FaceTime, Skype, or at one of my offices in Appleton or Fond du Lac.
  • You should be active in the course room at least three days per week. In an online course, discussion with your peers is essential. Although you are only required to reply to two of your peers per week, you should be reading all of the discussion threads.
  • The way that this course is set up is in modules or units. You have one module per week. Each week you have one or more discussion posts and one or more action assignments.
  • If you have extenuating circumstances, and need an assignment extension please let me know as soon as possible via email or telephone.
  • I always try to grade assignments as they are submitted but I will always return your assignments with comments and the rubric by Wednesday of each week.