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Spring 2004

Nutrition 101
Welcome Letter

Spring 2004

Dear Online Student,

Welcome to Nutrition 101 on the Web.  I hope you  find this course interesting and use this as an opportunity to acquire another skill for your portfolio.  Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you respect and honor your views as well as the views of your peers.  

Read this letter carefully.  This course runs from January 26, 2004 to May 17, 2004.

There is no required on-campus orientation; however, orientation is scheduled the evening of January 21.  Participation is strongly recommended.  All orientation materials are on the Internet. The only required trips to campus are to purchase your  textbook package and once into the course three exams.  If  you have any questions or  problems, please feel free to send me an email at smithvk@pgcc.md.usYour first stop should be at my home page:  http://academic.pgcc.edu/~vsmith

To get orientation materials and other relevant course information, from my home page, click on the "Course Title Online" button.  From there, click on "Fall 2003"

You should begin by reading the "Greeting" page, the "Survival Tips" page, and the "Syllabus" page.

Course Materials

You will be able to access course materials beginning January 26, 2004.
The URL for this course is:  http://pgcconline.blackboard.com
You will need a Username and Password to "Log In."

Username:
Your first initial and your last name, all in lower case letters.
For example, if your name were Jane Lawrence, your user name would be:     jlawrence

Password:   Your Social Security number (no spaces and no hyphens)
For example, if your social security number is 123-45-6789, then your initial
password is 123456789
 

Note:
You can change your password after you logon. Click on "Personal Information" in the Tools frame and then click on "Change Password."


    E-Mail Policy

    Please use the following guidelines when sending e-mail to me.

      1.  In the subject area, enter Course Title such as (MGT 266) and clearly identify the subject of your email.

       2. I will check my e-mail every business day (Monday through Friday).

       3. Homework assignments will be returned within ten days.

      Please send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this course.  Send your e-mail to smithvk@pgcc.edu I will create an e-mail list for the class.

Have a great semester,

Valerie K. Smith RD LD
Professor of Nutrition
Prince George's Community College