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Dear Students,

Greetings, and welcome to COMD 1112, OL 07, Digital Media Foundations at City Tech. I am your professor; Thelma Bauer and I look forward to working with you this semester.

,As the Fall 2021 semester begins on Wednesday, August 25th, I wanted to let you know some important information about our online course. It’s a synchronous class. Our class meets every Wednesday at 8:00 am – 11:20 am, via Zoom. Know that I am available to help support your work in this course, through weekly office hours, or Student Hours on Zoom, phone or appointments, and email.

We will use Zoom

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Thelma Bauer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: My Meeting

Time: Aug 25, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Wednesday, until Dec 15, 2021, 15 occurrence)

Aug 31, 2021 08:00 AM

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Meeting ID: 880 5101 4829

Passcode: 063762

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My Office Hour (Student Hour-Drop in Time) Zoom on Wednesday from 7:30-8:00 am just before class and after class from 11:20:11:55 am for Fall 2021

Meeting dates are on the Syllabus.

Prerequisite: Blackboard Fundamentals or basic knowledge of Blackboard, as well as a City Tech email account. The City Tech email account will be one of the means of contact within the class. The Blackboard course management system will be used for all fully online courses at the college. We will have our Blackboard Class connected to OpenLab.

You will log in to Blackboard the same way you log in to CunyFirst. Same user name and password.

If you have problems getting onto Blackboard, please email me.

I will be sending the Syllabus to you, but I am still working on it and I am also working on Blackboard so if I make it available please know that information will change. We also have a whole new platform in OpenLab, so we will look at that on the 1st day. Both Blackboard and OpenLab will support each other it will have much of the same information.

During the weeks that follow I will send you an Icebreaker activity. Look for it in your email.

I look forward to meeting all of you on the first Tuesday of the semester. Please let me know if you have any questions. tbauer@citytech.cuny.eduof


Professor Bauer

Each week, we will be discussing key aspects of the communication design industry. During our first class together we will meet on Zoom, we will review together some examples of different areas of visual communications. We will also review the policies of this course and the department, the syllabus, this open lab site, as well as our blackboard classroom site.

I’ll be asking you to introduce yourself to your classmates and tell me a bit about your background and how you came to be here at CityTech. I’ll also return the favor and provide you some information about my background. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions after our class. I can be reached via email at and my office hours are posted above.

if anyone has trouble with their campus email, please visit

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