Welcome to our class website at http://hargrovecourses.com/graphicdesign1/
We will be using this blog site and Canvas for all our assignments, homework, syllabi, downloads, and links to cool inspiration. Watch this video and tell me in the comments section below, what do you want to learn from this course and what impact has Graphic Design had in your life up to this point? Also, have a think about what particular Graphic Design campaigns have been effective on you.
Email from the summer:
I hope this message finds you and your families well during these challenging times. I am really looking forward to working with you this fall.
I am writing to let you know that due to the circumstances in which we find ourselves, our Fall 2020 class Graphic Design 1 will be taught virtually. This class is perfect for a virtual model and is normally set up as a Blended Course where a lot of the instruction is conducted through video tutorials (usually every ‘ Online Wednesday’ class had a set of tasks and tutorials for you to complete on Canvas.) However, this semester, the course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online content using WebEx and Teams. There is a computer lab you can access in the art building if you want to be ‘in class’ while you are also with me on Webex. I will be asking you to use headphones and mics in that case, and sometimes you might find it easier to join class via Webex on your phone or another device, so you can more easily see your design software on your computer. Unless you have a dual screen set up for your computer you would be switching back and forth a lot and that can get a little annoying after a while. Also, I can easily help you with your designs by having you ‘share your screen’. Here I can safely be able to interact with you. So, I will no longer be helping you with your design work at your computer station in the lab, using your mouse etc, instead, when working virtually, I can help more safely and effectively via webex, as you share your screens and show me your work. Often I will be sharing my screen and walking you through a step by step tutorial, showing you a powerpoint or introducing a new concept. All in all, I think it will work out very well, and will be very similar to the normal in-class experience, since we are normally on computers anyway.
For now, check out our class website: http://hargrovecourses.com/graphicdesign1. I will be updating the syllabus this month, changing some details of the assignments to suit our virtual mode even better, you can check out the assignments and past projects and get a sense of the content.
While we plan to employ these modalities for our Fall 2020 class at this time, I recognize that we may need to be flexible as the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in our community change. I am confident that even under these unique circumstances, however, we will build a strong academic community and have dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking conversations. I look forward to seeing you in September and to our work together this fall.
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