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Orientation Email Assignment

Your OU Email Address

All the course email will be sent to your OU email address. If you write to me from a different address (yahoo, hotmail, etc.), I will reply to you at that address - but there will be regular class announcements sent to your OU email. It is imperative that you be able to access your OU email.

There are several ways that you can do this:

Important Note. It is strongly advised that you do not forward your OU email to another address because OU cannot guarantee the successful delivery of that email. For example, if you have a limit on the size of your mailbox at the other address, the OU email might be rejected. Every semester there are students in online courses whose OU email is rejected because they have exceeded their mailbox limits at hotmail, yahoo, etc. To be on the safe side, you should not forward your OU email to another address! If you choose to forward your OU email to another address, you do so at your own risk.

Before you proceed to the next part of this assignment, please make sure you are able to access your OU email. If you have problems with or questions about your OU email, contact the OU Helpdesk at 325-HELP or at support.ou.edu.

Checking OU Email

As a student in a fully online course, you are expected to check your OU email at least once per day, Monday through Friday. (Remember: you are also expected to log on to the Desire2Learn course website at least once per day, Monday through Friday.)

Sending Email to the Instructor

When you send email to the instructor of this course, please try to remember to include the word Greek somewhere in the subject line of the email. When you are sending email as part of an assignment, please use the subject line that is specified in the assignment instructions.

Respond to Biblical Greek Course Orientation Email

Before classes begin, an email will be sent to the OU email address of each student enrolled in the class. Here is what that email will say:

Hello everybody! This is the Orientation Email for the online Biblical Greek course (http://www.mythfolklore.net/bibgreek/index.htm). Please hit "reply" and answer the following questions:

1) What is your first and last name?

2) Do you have a nickname that you prefer to use?

3) Do you use a Windows or Macintosh operating system?

4) What browser do you prefer to use? (Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.)


After you have replied to the email, you can do the Gradebook Declaration for this assignment.

Do the Declaration for this assignment

This first Orientation assignment is an example of an assignment with a Gradebook Declaration. To make this Declaration, log on to Desire2Learn, access the Biblical Greek course area, and click on the Quizzes and Declarations link. You will see a link to the Desire2Learn Log-On Assignment.

Orientation Email Assignment (2 points). Here is the text of the Declaration that you will find in Desire2Learn:

True or False: I agree to check my OU email daily, Monday through Friday, while I am a student in this fully online course.

True or False: I have received and replied to the Orientation Email sent by the instructor to my OU email address.


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