Registering for a Serendip Account (plus some notes re: weekly postings...)
Once you are registered in a Serendip class, you will be given an on-line account,
and received an e-mail from the site administrator, with an assigned username and password.
Use those to log in to the course website.
Give some careful consideration to the matters of the username and avatar which will appear w/ each of your postings:
After logging in, you may click on "my account" and change your username to something of your choice.
Think about whether you want your words associated w/ your (full/partial/symbolic/pseudo-) name,
and whether you will want it so associated in 1, 2, 5 years....the content will remain on-line long after you've left the College.
To upload your avatar--a picture of yourself/symbol of your way of thinking/habit of being--
go to "My account" --> "Edit" --> "Upload picture," and follow the instructions there.
ALWAYS LOG IN BEFORE you post, so that what you have written will appear automatically and immediately
(otherwise, due to the need for spam control, it will need to be individually vetted, and so delayed).
If you use Word to compose your post, please copy and paste it using the "W" icon
[see copying and pasting from Microsoft Word on the Serendip help page];
otherwise you may end up displaying lots of wierd formatting.
Once a week, go to our course forum, type your posting, preview it,
and AND BE SURE TO TAG YOUR AUDIENCE (after the text block).
* If you log in once and don't change your password, you will need to go to the "login" link and click on "Request New Password. "
* If your Serendip account has been unused for a while, it's possible that there will be a block on it. If you can't login, send me an email, and we'll take care of it quickly.
I'm looking forward to our virtual conversation as well as those we'll be having in person. Stay calm, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the process.