You are on page 1of 16

Orientation Workshop

Syllabus
UNIV/100 Version 8
University of Phoenix Orientation
Workshop

Print a copy of this syllabus as a reference.

Whenever there is a question about which assignments are due, remember


that this syllabus is considered the ruling document.

Copyright © 2011, 2010, 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

University of Phoenix© is a registered trademark of Apollo Group, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Microsoft©, Windows©, and Windows NT© are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies. Use of these marks is not intended to imply endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation.

Edited in accordance with University of Phoenix© editorial standards and practices.


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 2
UNIV/100 Version 8

Where to Go to Class

Main forum. This is the Main forum for the Orientation Workshop where we conduct our class
interaction, including your discussion question responses, dialogue, and general comments.
When responding to discussion questions and assignments, use the conversation threads
established by the facilitator. To comment on someone else’s posted response, click Reply to
respond.

Chat Room. In this forum, you can read messages and respond to them, or post new threads.
This is where you post your bio and interact with classmates. You may discuss content that is not
related to the class in this forum. Posting to this forum does not count toward participation.

Course Materials. This is a read-only forum, which means you can read messages here but
cannot post any. This is where I will post the Orientation Workshop syllabus, readings, and
supplementary materials. You may also access these materials from the Materials tab on your
student website.

Individual forum. You will see one forum with your name on it. This is a private forum, shared
only by you and me, the facilitator. Your classmates do not have access to this forum. This is
where I will post your feedback. You can also ask questions here. However, if you have general
questions about instructions of assignments, post those in the Main forum, so other students may
benefit by that exchange.

Where to Submit Assignments

Assignments eCampus web page. This is where you submit all formal assignments via the links
that correspond to the assignment titles. To find the assignment title links, follow the instructions
in the How To Post Assignments reading, which is located on the Orientation Workshop website.
When you have located the assignment title link for your assignment, upload and submit your
assignment as an attachment.

Policies

Included with every course you will take at the University of Phoenix is an Academic Policies
document. To review the policies, click the Policies link on the left side of the Materials page for
the Orientation Workshop on eCampus. Faculty and students are held responsible for
understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the policies document. University
policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the university policies at the beginning of every
course. During University Orientation, all policies and requirements are included in your syllabus.

Technical Support

Technical Support is available 24 hours a day. If you have questions or issues regarding your
online classroom or any other technical issues, call 1-877-832-4867.

Answers to the most common issues with the Online Learning System (OLS) are found in the
Knowledge Base by clicking the Help link, which is located at the top of every student website.

Expectations for Discussion Questions


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 3
UNIV/100 Version 8

Discussion question responses must be a minimum of 100 to 150 words. For discussion question
responses in the Main forum, post your responses to the threads provided. To respond, click the
original discussion question thread to highlight it, click Reply, change the subject line to reflect
your response, type your response, and then post the message. Do not start a new post for the
weekly discussion questions in the Main forum—use the reply button to respond to discussion
questions and comments.

Unlike your formal written assignments, I do not require that your discussion question responses
adhere to specific formatting requirements. However, make sure to proofread carefully. If you use
outside resources to answer your discussion questions, you must cite your sources. I expect your
discussion question responses to reflect critical thought. Whenever possible, relate the
Orientation Workshop content to real-world situations from your personal or work experience.
When answering and responding to discussion questions, consider the following:

• Are there other aspects of this topic that have not been addressed? If so, what are they?
How can I address those aspects?
• Do I have other examples and experiences to share on this topic?
• Has this question been answered as thoroughly as possible?

Orientation Workshop Attendance

To successfully complete this Orientation Workshop, you must meet the attendance policy. To be
in attendance during a class week, you must post at least one message to any of the Orientation
Workshop forums on two separate days during the online week. Deadlines for attendance are
based on Mountain Standard Time (MST). Attendance is tracked automatically in all workshops.

Orientation Workshop Participation

You must read all materials presented in the Orientation Workshop to complete all activities
successfully. Your level of participation directly reflects your acquired learning and success in
future courses.

Orientation Workshop Expectations

• Attend all weeks of this Orientation Workshop.

• Complete assigned readings, discussion questions, and assignments. Post all


assignments to the links that correspond with the assignment title on the Assignments
page of your student website.

• Be prepared to participate in class discussion. Because class discussion is an important


part of your future University of Phoenix classes, you are encouraged to contribute two
substantive discussion messages 4 days each week in the Main forum. Substantive
messages must be related to the week’s topics and include new ideas, personal
perspectives, and examples.

• Post questions about content under the Questions thread in the Main forum.

Assignment Expectations

The University requires that all written assignments submitted as attachments must be
®
submitted in Microsoft Word. This policy is designed to ensure maximum access and continuity
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 4
UNIV/100 Version 8

across all attachment documents. These attached assignment documents are then posted to the
appropriate assignment title links on the eCampus Assignments web page, unless noted
otherwise. Instructions regarding where to submit assignments are included in the syllabus.

Feedback

Each week, I will provide feedback on your assignments. I will send feedback to your Individual
forum. After I send the weekly feedback, I will post a notification to the Main forum. Because this
is an Orientation Workshop, you will not receive a grade for assignments; however, you will
receive completion points for completing each assignment.

Orientation Workshop Description

This 3-week Orientation Workshop helps students be successful in college. Students practice
using the Online Learning System (OLS), learn techniques to be successful in college, and
identify useful university services and resources.

Orientation Workshop Objectives

Week One: Online Learning System (OLS)

• Use the Online Learning System features and tools.

Week Two: Success Techniques

• Create a goal action plan.


• Create a time management log.
• Discuss appropriate electronic communication practices.

Week Three: Electronic Services and Resources

• Locate resources using the University Library.


SM
• Use WritePoint .
• Recognize the functions of the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE).
• Recognize the importance of responsible borrowing.

Orientation Workshop Materials

All electronic materials are available on your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu

Adobe® Flash® download: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Adobe® Shockwave® download: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

Orientation Workshop Assignments

Week One Due Date Points


Bio Day 2 1
® Day 2
Assignment 1: Locate and Install Microsoft Word 1
®
Assignment 2: OLS Microsoft Word Document Day 4 1
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 5
UNIV/100 Version 8

Assignment 3: Setting Preferences Day 6 1


Discussion Question 1 Day 2 1
Discussion Question 2 Day 5 1
Discussion Question 3 Day 5 1
Week Two
Assignment 1: Goal Action Plan Day 4 1
Assignment 2: Time Log Day 7 1
Discussion Question 1 Day 2 1
Discussion Question 2 Day 5 1
Discussion Question 3 Day 5 1
Week Three
Assignment 1: University Library Search Day 3 1
SM
Assignment 2: WritePoint Paper Day 4 1
Discussion Question 1 Day 2 1
Discussion Question 2 Day 5 1
Point Total 16
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 6
UNIV/100 Version 8

Week One
Online Learning System (OLS)

• Use Online Learning System features and tools.

Orientation Workshop Assignments

1. Getting Started

• Read the Orientation Workshop objectives.

o Select Course Overview, which is located in the Course Outline on your student
website.

• Read the Facilitator Welcome in the Main forum.

o Click the Discussion link on the Home page of your student website to enter the
Online Learning System (OLS).

• Read the facilitator’s bio, which is located in the Chat Room: Getting Acquainted
link. Refer to the facilitator’s bio as an example of how to write an appropriate bio.

2. Post your own bio in the Chat Room forum by Day 2.

3. Readings

• Read OLS Environment in the Week 1 Materials section of your student website.
• Read OLS Functionality in the Week 1 Materials section of your student website.
• Read OLS Quick Reference Guide in the Week 1 Materials section of your student
website.
®
4. Assignment 1: Locate and Install Microsoft Word

• Due Day 2

• View the Computer Basics tutorial located in the Week 1 Materials section of your
student website.
®
• Locate Microsoft Word on your computer. To do this, complete the following steps:

o Click the Start button.


o Select the All Programs option.
®
o Select the Microsoft Office option.
®
o Click the Microsoft Office Word program.

®
Note: If you do not have Microsoft Word installed on your computer, you may
purchase it at a discounted student rate. Go to
http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspx or download a free 60-
day/30 day trial version at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/.
®
• Complete the following steps after you have installed and located Microsoft Word
on your computer:
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 7
UNIV/100 Version 8
®
o Open a new Microsoft Word document.
o Type your name in the document.
o Save the document and title it: Week 1 Assignment 1, as shown in the following
graphic:

To view a tutorial about saving documents, complete the following steps:

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu.


o Click the Materials link on the Home page of your student website.
o Under Week 1 Materials, select the Computer Basics Tutorial.
o Select the Click to Play link below 5. Documents to view the tutorial.

• Complete the following steps to submit your assignment:

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu


o Click the Materials link on the Home page of your student website.
o Under Week 1 Materials, click the link Reading: How to Post Assignments to
open the reading in a new window. When you are finished reading, you may
close this window or minimize it to return to the classroom materials page.
o Click the Assignments link on the Classroom tab, as shown in the How to Post
Assignments reading.
o Click the Week 1 link from the Assignments box, and then click on the
assignment title for Week 1 Assignment 1.
o Click the Browse button in the Submit Assignment section and find the Week 1
Assignment 1 document you created. When you double-click on the Week 1
Assignment 1, your document automatically attaches and submits.
®
5. Assignment 2: OLS Microsoft Word Document

• Due Day 4
• Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu
• Click the Discussion link on the Home page of your student website to enter the
Online Learning System (OLS).
• Read the threads posted by your facilitator in the Main forum by following the
instructions in this week’s readings to navigate through the messages.
• View the OLS links, icons, and tools as you review the messages.
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 8
UNIV/100 Version 8

®
• Open a new Microsoft Word document.
®
• Copy and paste the following questions into the new Microsoft Word document. (If
you need assistance with copying and pasting, refer to the instructions in the text box
below the list of questions.)

o List the steps you would take to access OLS.


o How do you access the Main forum?
o How do you access your Individual forum?
o How did you find the Orientation Workshop readings?
o Where must you post your assignments?
o Where do class discussions for participation take place?
o What do you need to do to read replies to messages in the Main forum?
o What steps would you take to reply to a message in the Main forum?
o How can you recognize a message posted by your facilitator?
o How can you identify a discussion question thread?
o How do you identify a message posted by you?

To copy and paste text, complete the following steps:

1. Highlight the desired text by holding the left-click mouse button and dragging
the cursor over the text.
2. On the keyboard, hold down CTRL and C at the same time, and then release
them. This copies the highlighted text.
3. Move your cursor to the location you would like to paste the text.
4. On the keyboard, hold down CTRL and V at the same time, and then release
them. This pastes the highlighted text.

To copy and paste text on a Macintosh computer, follow the same steps as explained
above, except hold down the Command key and C or V at the same time, instead of
the CTRL key.

• Answer each question within the new document you created.


®
• Save your completed Microsoft Word document and title it: Week 1 Assignment 2.
• Complete the following steps to submit your assignment:

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu


o Click the Assignments link on the Home page of your student website.
o Click the Week 1 link from the Assignments box, and then click on the
assignment title for Week 1 Assignment 2.
o Click the Browse button in the Submit Assignment section. Locate the Week 1
Assignment 2 document you created. When you double-click on Week 1
Assignment 2, your document automatically attaches and submits.

6. Assignment 3: Setting Preferences

• Due Day 6
• Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu
• Click the Discussion link on the Home page of your student website to enter the
OLS.
• Complete the following steps to set your preferences and to create your online
signature.

o Click Preferences located on the left hand side of the screen directly below the
Forums box.
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 9
UNIV/100 Version 8

o Type your first and last name in the Display Name field.

o In the Font Size field, select medium from the drop-down list.

o In the Font Type field, select Arial from the drop-down list.

o Click Yes to enable Auto Spell Check.

o Click Yes or No for Compose message in the new window, depending on your
preference.

o Type your first and last name, your OLS e-mail address, and your time zone in
the My Signature box. You may also add your phone number. Remember, the
information displayed in your signature is visible to everyone in the course
whenever you post.

o Select All Messages from the Apply To drop-down list.

o Click Save Preferences.

o Enter your Individual forum and post a new message. Type Week 1 Assignment
3 in the subject line. Type “This assignment is complete” into the body of the
message.

o Post the message to your Individual forum.

o Ensure that your signature block appears in your message.

7. Discussion Question 1

• Due Day 2
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words:

o Describe your experience with computers or technology in general. Which


computer applications do you use frequently? Are there computer programs you
want to learn? How might you use your experience with computers or technology
in this Orientation Workshop?

8. Discussion Question 2

• Due Day 5
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words:

o There are many benefits to attending class online from your personal computer;
however, technology problems do occur. What is your backup plan if you are
unable to access the OLS or post your assignments because of a problem with
your computer or the Internet? Who might you contact to find solutions to
technology problems?

9. Discussion Question 3

• Due Day 5
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 10
UNIV/100 Version 8

• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words:

o Summarize the most important information you have learned this week about
how to use the university online learning system that will ensure that you become
an effective and efficient University of Phoenix student.

o List any remaining questions you might have about the OLS.

Weekly Reminders

Discussion Questions

Be prepared to participate in class discussion. You are encouraged to contribute two substantive
discussion messages 4 days each week in the Main forum. Substantive messages must be
related to the week’s topics and include new ideas, personal perspectives, and examples.

Summary of Week 1 Deliverables

Assignment Where to Post Due

Bio Chat Room forum Day 2


®
Assignment 1: Locate and Install Microsoft
Assignment Link Day 2
Word

Week 1 Discussion Question 1 Main forum Day 2


®
Assignment 2: OLS Microsoft Word Document Assignment Link Day 4

Week 1 Discussion Question 2 Main forum Day 5

Week 1 Discussion Question 3 Main forum Day 5

Assignment 3: Setting Preferences Individual forum Day 6


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 11
UNIV/100 Version 8

Week Two
Success Techniques

• Create a goal action plan.


• Create a time management log.
• Discuss appropriate electronic communication practices.

Orientation Workshop Assignments

1. Readings

• Read Goal Setting in the Week 2 Materials section of your student website.
• Read Making Time for School in the Week 2 Materials section of your student
website.
• Read Communication in the Classroom in the Week 2 Materials section of your
student website.

2. Assignment 1: Goal Action Plan

• Due Day 4
• Choose a goal you want to accomplish in the next six months that will contribute to
your success at the University of Phoenix.
• Log in to your student website. Click the Materials link on the Home page, and then
click the Week 2 topic link.
• Download the Goal Action Plan template from Week 2 Materials to your computer.
For downloading help, review the Computer Basics Tutorial in the Week 1 Materials
section of your student website.
• Complete all nine sections of the template to create an action plan for your goal.
• Save your Goal Action Plan and title it: Week 2 Assignment 1.
• Complete the following steps to submit your assignment.

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu


o Click the Assignments link on the Home page of your student website.
o Click the Week 2 link from the Assignments box, and then click on the
assignment title for Week 2 Assignment 1.
o Click the Browse button in the Submit Assignment section. Locate the Week 2
Assignment 1 document you created. When you double-click on Week 2
Assignment 1, your document automatically attaches and submits.

3. Assignment 2: Time Log

• Due Day 7
• Log in to your student website. Click the Materials link on the Home page, and then
click the Week 2 topic link.
• Download the Time Log template from Week 2 Materials to your computer.
• Open the Time Log template and list the activities you usually accomplish in one day.
The schedule may be in 30-minute or hourly increments. Be as specific as possible
and include time for study and homework.
• Save your Time Log and title it: Week 2 Assignment 2.
• Complete the following steps to submit your assignment:

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu


o Click the Assignments link on the Home page of your student website.
University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 12
UNIV/100 Version 8

o Click the Week 2 link from the Assignments box, and then click on the
assignment title for Week 2 Assignment 2.
o Click the Browse button in the Submit Assignment section. Locate the Week 2
Assignment 2 document you created. When you double-click on Week 2
Assignment 2, your document automatically attaches and submits.

4. Discussion Question 1

• Due Day 2
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words.

o Describe a situation in which you experienced poor communication or poor online


etiquette. Propose ideas for how communication could have been improved. Why
is good online etiquette important?

5. Discussion Question 2

• Due Day 5
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words.
• Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu. Click the Materials
link on your Home page, and then the Week 2 topic link. In the Week 2 Materials
section, click the Time Management Podcasts link and listen to all 3 audio
podcasts. After listening to the podcasts, answer the following:

o What changes do you anticipate in your day-to-day schedule as you further your
education? What strategies might you use to help balance the stress of school,
your personal life, and work?

6. Discussion Question 3

• Due Day 5
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words.

o What three strategies from the goal-setting reading will you use to stay motivated
and maintain progress on the goal action plan you created for Week 2
Assignment 1? How will these strategies help you obtain your goals?

Weekly Reminders

Discussion Questions

Be prepared to participate in class discussion. You are encouraged to contribute two substantive
discussion messages 4 days each week in the Main forum. Substantive messages must be
related to the week’s topics and include new ideas, personal perspectives, and examples.

Summary of Week 2 Deliverables

Assignment Where to Post Due

Week 2 DQ 1 Main forum Day 2


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 13
UNIV/100 Version 8

Assignment 1: Goal Action Plan Assignment Link Day 4

Week 2 DQ 2 Main forum Day 5

Week 2 DQ 3 Main forum Day 5

Assignment 2: Time Log Assignment Link Day 7


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 14
UNIV/100 Version 8

Week Three
Electronic Services and Resources

• Locate resources using the University Library.


SM
• Use WritePoint .
• Recognize the functions of the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE).
• Recognize the importance of responsible borrowing.

Orientation Workshop Assignments

1. Readings

• Read Touring the Library in the Week 3 Materials section of your student website.
• Read Exploring the Center for Writing Excellence in the Week 3 Materials section of
your student website.
• Review the University Library search databases and the Center for Writing
Excellence (CWE) writing resources that are located on your student website in
preparation for this week’s discussion questions.
• Review the scholarship programs that are listed on the Center for Scholarship
Excellence page of the University of Phoenix website at:
http://www.phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/scholarships.html

2. Assignment 1: University Library Search

• Due Day 3
• Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu
• Click the Library tab from your Home page to access the University Library.
• Click the University Library link that is located below the Library tab.
• Select the General Resources link that is located below Library Resources.
®
• Select the EBSCOhost link.
• Enter at least one of the following phrases into the Search field: “options for repaying
student loans” or “options to pay for college.” Select the search mode Find all my
search terms. Enter the publish dates January 2010 to January 2011. Then click
Search.
• Locate two articles on either topic and read the articles. To read the articles, click on
the title, HTML Full Text, or PDF Full Text links.
®
• Write two one-paragraph summaries—one for each article—in a single Microsoft
Word document.
• Include the following information at the end of each summary (you may obtain this
information from the article full text view by clicking on the title of the article):

o The name of the author of the article


o The year the article was published
o The title of the article
o The title of the publication in which the article appeared
o The volume and/or month of the publication, if available
o The date you retrieved the article from the database

• Save your document and title it: Week 3 Assignment 1. Do this after you have
completed the above steps.
• Complete the following steps to submit your assignment.

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 15
UNIV/100 Version 8

o Click the Assignments link on the Home page of your student website.
o Click the Week 3 link from the Assignments box, and then click on the
assignment title for Week 3 Assignment 1.
o Click the Browse button in the Submit Assignment section. Locate the Week 3
Assignment 1 document you created. When you double-click on Week 3
Assignment 1, your document automatically attaches and submits.
SM
3. Assignment 2: WritePoint Paper

• Due Day 4
• Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu
• Click the Library tab, and then click Center for Writing Excellence.
• Click the Submit a Paper link that is located under Writing Tools.
• Review Exploring the Center for Writing Excellence, located in the Week 3 Materials
section, if you need additional help.
® SM
• Submit your Microsoft Word document from Week 3 Assignment 1 to WritePoint .
• Click the My Papers link to view your paper’s status.
SM
• Click the WritePoint link next to your paper when your results are ready.
SM
• Save your results from WritePoint and title them: Week 3 Assignment 2. For this
SM
assignment, submit only the report you receive from WritePoint .

Note:
o You do not need to make revisions to your paper.
o It may take a few days to receive results for your paper if there is a high number
SM
of papers submitted to WritePoint .
SM
o The WritePoint report begins with the following statement: “Welcome to
SM
WritePoint , the automated review system that recognizes errors most
commonly made by university students in academic essays.”
SM
• Complete the following steps to submit your WritePoint Paper assignment.

o Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu


o Click the Assignments link on the Home page of your student website.
o Click the Week 3 link from the Assignments box, and then click on the
assignment title for Week 3 Assignment 2.
o Click the Browse button in the Submit Assignment section. Locate the Week 3
Assignment 2 document you created. When you double-click on Week 3
Assignment 2, your document automatically attaches and submits.

4. Discussion Question 1

• Due Day 2
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum in a total of 100 to
150 words.
• Log in to your student website at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu.
• Click the Materials link on the Home page of your student website.
• Locate the Week 3 Materials section.
• Click the Responsible Borrowing Video link to watch the video. Because you have
discussed options for how to pay for college with your financial services
representative, you know that you must make wise financial plans, and, if necessary,
borrow responsibly.
• Respond to the following questions after viewing the 5-minute video.

o What does responsible borrowing mean to you?


University of Phoenix Orientation Workshop 16
UNIV/100 Version 8

o What strategies, resources, and options do you have to minimize student loan
debt?
o What change, if any, will you make to your education financial plan as a result of
watching this video?

5. Discussion Question 2

• Due Day 5
• Post your response to the following questions in the Main forum.

o Summarize what you learned in this Orientation Workshop.


o How will you apply what you learned in this Orientation Workshop to your
educational, personal, or professional pursuits?
o Provide relevant personal notes and observations, such as anything discussed in
this Orientation Workshop, that you want to learn more about or that you may
want to receive further training or practice with.

Weekly Reminders

Discussion Questions

Be prepared to participate in class discussion. You are encouraged to contribute two substantive
discussion messages 4 days each week in the Main forum. Substantive messages must be
related to the week’s topics and include new ideas, personal perspectives, and examples.

Summary of Week 3 Deliverables

Assignment Location Due

Week 3 DQ 1 Main forum Day 2

Assignment 1: University Library Search Assignment Link Day 3


SM
Assignment 2: WritePoint Paper Assignment Link Day 4

Week 3 DQ 2 Main forum Day 5