by Marlene Ryan.  

Hello everyone,

Good morning! Welcome to your program. This is a reminder that your program begins today with two modules, The Link and the Introduction to Academic Integrity (ITAI), which are designed to introduce you to online learning at RRU.

In this post, you'll find information on:

  • The Link
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Zoom
  • Schedule
  • Teams  
  • Link Café
  • Zoom Session Recordings

The Link: Over the 5 days of The Link, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with assignments, news forums, and the services offered by RRU, as well as the chance to virtually meet our faculty, our staff and each other via 2 Zoom sessions. The course shell is partly located in Moodleand party in WordPress (this will be explained during the Welcome session).

Introduction to Academic IntegrityITAIis a separate (and short) module that starts at the same time as The Link. The course shell is located in Moodle and you have 12 days to complete it (but it should only take an hour).

Zoom: Your program's first Zoom synchronous session, the Welcome, starts today at 12pm (noon) Pacific. The Zoom meeting link is located in the Communications section of the course index in Moodle, but you can also quickly access the Zoom meeting link here.  

Schedule: You can find The Link assignment due dates in the Schedule in Moodle.

Teams: Your team can be found on the main page of The Link's Moodle shell. Look on the right, under Course Community.

Link Café: If you want to chat, such as to make arrangements to get together with your team, you can do so in the Student-to-Student Discussions - Link Café (Class)Student-to-Student Discussions - Link Café (Class) forum. You could then meet virtually via someone’s student Zoom room.

Zoom Session Recordings: Please feel free to click around and orient yourselves to The Link's Moodle pages. I look forward to "seeing" you online at 12pm (noon) Pacific. This session will be recorded. If you are unable to join us then, please review the recording as soon as you can today - it will appear in the Zoom Session Recordings table, usually within a few hours.

If you have any questions, please let me know; I’m happy to help.

Cheers,

Marlene

Marlene Ryan, Program Associate

School of Education and Technology | Royal Roads University

T 250.391.2600 ext. 4549 

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC Canada V9B 5Y2