• Jump drive or external hard drive at least 2MB in size.
  • Blackboard ( – Blackboard will be used to post all grades, rubrics, and assignments for the class, as well as links to the videos of class lectures.
  • Email – Communication via email will also be utilized during this course. In addition to the class website and Blackboard, you will be responsible for checking your email regularly for class announcements and updates.


Suggested – Tutorials from is a wonderful resource for learning more about the software introduced in class. Access to is absolutely free from anywhere on the TTU campus. Distance students can sign up for an account for as little as $25 a month. This is not required, but if you want to learn more about technology, has more than 1,900 video tutorial courses to help.


Completing any assigned reading before class is very important to your success in this class. Readings will be posted as links on the class WordPress site on the “Readings” page. You will be told in class about upcoming readings.

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