Introduction Posts (due F 8/26)

In order to start exploring our OpenLab course site, getting comfortable with posting/adding media (blogging), practicing reflective writing, and getting to know one another, each student will create an initial post that introduces herself to the class. If you need help getting starting with posting, check out the fabulous OpenLab Team’s help content on that.


Content of Posts
Tell us a bit about yourself … what are your interests, hobbies, desires? Current job or internship? Career goals? What did you do over the summer? Share some photos of you (you can either pull a photo from the web if you have one up there, upload one from your computer, or … you can even take one with your smartphone right now!) and maybe even your family, friends, neighborhood, etc. Practice adding a link and maybe even include a video in your post too.

You can approach this any way you wish (creativity encouraged!) — the goal is to convey a bit of yourself to the class.

*please note: anything you publish on the OpenLab is public!

I made an Introductory post about myself (if I’m asking you to share some of your personality/background with the class, it’s only fair that I do the same!), so you can get to know me a bit better as well and also so you get a sense of what this type of post might look like/include.


Categorizing Posts
You won’t be able to publish your post without choosing an appropriate category for it (categories are a way of organizing the content posted on a site, grouping related posts together with the newest ones at the top). For this post, categorize as “Introductions.”

*Uncheck “Uncategorized” if it is checked already by default + ignore/do not use the “Category Sticky” dropdown section!


Commenting on Posts
Before next week, browse through everyone’s posts (if you choose the “Introductions” category for the right side of the homepage, or “Introductions” from the dropdown in the “Discussion & Community” in the top navigation, you will be taken to all of these posts, and drop comments to get some conversation going and start building our class community for the semester! (here is Help Content from the OpenLab Team about commenting)