Topic 1 Assignment: Navigating Loud Cloud and Time Management
Topic 1 Assignment: Navigating Loud Cloud and Time Management UNV-103
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Name Bijan Ross Course University Success Date 82915 Instructor Karin Fedorsha Topic 1 Assignment Navigating Loud Cloud amp Time Management Purpose of Assignment To become familiar with the GCU Learning Management System LMS Loud Cloud and the GCU website and to also help you develop time management an important skill for college and everyday life This assignment will be in two parts The first part of this assignment you will be exploring and navigating around the Loud Cloud LMS so that you are more confident in locating items in the on1ine class as well as resources that are available to you as a GCU student Also in Part 1 you will navigate the main GCU website so you more familiar as to where locate information if in need in the future In Part 2 you will be tracking and recording your time spent for 3 days to see where and how you manage your time You will then re ect on your findings and plan strategies to help you maximize your time and help you become a better manager of your life Format Solid academic writing is expected for both Parts 1 and 2 Grading Criteria Part 1 will be graded with an instructor answer key Part 2 will be reviewed based on your data given and presentation of your re ection Assignment Due Date End of WeekTopic 1 Part 1 Navigating the Loud Cloud LMS and GCU Website Directions Please locate the correct responses to each of the questions below and then provide your answer found in one to two sentences or short answer format The spacing can be manipulated if you require more room for your responses Please also DO NOT forget to SAVE once you begin to answer the questions so you do not lose any information 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved l 3 The following questions are directed towards the Loud Cloud LMS Log into Loud Cloud Select a course and list the items on the menu bar and What function they serve Calendar List all dues dates of Upcoming assignments for all classes Course Gives you access to material provide for semester Information stated in Syllabus Classroom Policies Library information Tutoring Services and Student Success Center Connect Allows students to engage in discussion questions on Main classroom forum individual messages to teacher andor students Grade book Students can see grades for classes selected under Messages Announcements teachers share with all students From the course home page place your cursor on the COURSE tab on menu bar Explore each selection on the dropdown menu and make notes on What you find Information stated in Syllabus Classroom Policies Library information Hours Tutoring Services provided for student Student Success Center From the course home page place your cursor on the CONNECT tab on the menu bar Explore each selection on the dropdown menu and make notes on What you find 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved GRAN CANYON 1 UNIVERSITY Allows students to engage in discussion questions on Main classroom forum Individual messages to teacher andor students 4 Stay in the COURSE tab select and click on the CLASS WALL This is a place for you to engage in more leisure conversation with your peers in class this area does not count towards participation in the class You will be introducing yourself to the instructor and your peers here by placing your Class Wall Bio Please open the Class Wall Bio Outline found in Course Materials and follow the formatting to prepare your biography Please also read 2 other classmates biographies and introduce yourself to them once you have posted yours no response length is required as this is just for you to get to know your peers in class No response is needed for this question as you instructor will be checking for your bio on the Class Wall 5 From the course home page place your cursor on the REPORTS tab on the menu bar Explore each selection on the dropdown menu and make notes on what you find In the Grade book tab it shows the assignment that has been graded for this class so fair It also states the letter grade and GPA for the sum of the work graded In the Analytics tab there is nothing listed 6 From the course home page place your cursor on the MESSAGES tab on top menu Explore each selection on the dropdown menu and make notes on what you find In the Notifications tab there is a drop list of Class updates the Professor can post on updates of class and there is also a Performance tab that allows Professors to post the performance of the class as a whole In the Announcement tab Professors can post announcement about upcoming assignments and other information for the whole class to see Students can comment on the announcement if they have any questions or concerns of what was posted Global Announcement are messages shared with the whole university 7 In Loud Cloud find the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER click on THE WRITING CENTER tab What writing style guide should be used for a course such as UNV 103 Also make note of the other resources found on this page 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved i CANYON 8 10 ll U N I v E R 5 I r The writing style guide that should be used for this course and all course unless told otherwise is the GCU writing style Other Resources on this page include videos on how to organize an essay Drafting and essay Revise and editing an essay Research and sources and citing sources In Loud Cloud in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER click on the RESOURCES tab List the resources available on this page Resources in the student success center include Center for Learning and Advancement CLA Book a Tutor Library Library Webinar SignUp Technical Support Webinar Tutorial Videos and Microsoft Office Tutorial Videos In Loud Cloud in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER click on the TOOLS FOR SUCCESS tab What videos are available for students under the SUCCESS WEBINARS section There are videos on Effective note taking Reading Strategies Study Skills Test Taking Skills and Time Management Tips From the course home page click on the COURSE tab and then on Tutoring Services Take notes on what you find concerning TurnItIn TurnitIn is a program used to pick apart a piece of work summited looking for plagiarism and as while as a proof grammar checker From the COURSE tab select LIBRARY Click on the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the left List how a GCU student finds a book DVD streaming video or other multimedia at the GCU Library GCU students can put in the title of whatever book DVD or other multimedia they are looking for in the LopesCat GCU Library Catalog Or they can click on links provided below under the major categories The categories are Electronic Books Collection and Streaming Media 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITYW Collections But if you still need assistance with finding something the Librarians contact information is listed at the bottom of the screen The following questions are directed towards the GCU Website at httpwww2cuedu 1 On the Home Page locate and click the Spiritual Life tab on the right side of the screen You will notice a navigation pane on the left side of the screen Click on Chapel and the Gathering What information is listed under Chapel and the Gathering Listed underneath the Chapel and the Gathering tab is the full Fall 2015 schedule of Chapel dates and guest speaker to deliver the word And farther down is the full fall 2015 schedule of the Gathering dates and guest speakers for every service 2 On the Home page locate and click the Current Students tab on the right side of the screen Scroll down the page and look on the left side and click on the Learning Resources tab What information is listed under the Learning Resources section Under the Learning Resources tab is information about the different subjects the CLA provides tutoring services for It also states the hours and dates the program is open for Then there is a selection dedicated to the Webinar s Student Success Finally there is information about an online tutoring service called ThinkingStorm ThinkingStorm provides help with certain subjects falling under the categories of Math Science Business and Accounting Software and Adobe Suite and Writing The free 10 hours of ThinkingStorm are paid for by the university 3 On the Home page notice the icons on the top right header area What are the other icons listed next to the for the GCU Facebook page 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved U V E R 5 T w On the lower right hand corner are icons to the different social media sites dedicated to share GCU life and events for people all over There is a link to GCU Twitter GCU Facebook GCU YouTube and GCU Linkedin On the Home page click the About Us tab located at the top right side of the screen Explain or summarize in your own words what the Mission and Vision Statement for Grand Canyon University means to you Grand Canyon University is the base and step stone for futurecurrent leaders by providing helpful and critical information tasks to prepare students for the outside world that will lead them to accomplishing their future goalsaspirations for themselves and the world Stay in the About Us tab locate and list The Four Pillars of Grand Canyon University Academic Advancement Christian Camaraderie Extracurricular Excellence and Wellness amp WellBeing Navigate back to the Home page and go to the Academics tab Read about Accreditation near the bottom of the page you will need to click on the Read More to access the full text What does it mean to be an accredited university To an accredited university is to offer degrees known to future employer businesses that your students will try to seek work with Navigate from the Academics tab to the Student Affairs tab Locate and click on Bookstore you should see this option under the Student Resources and Classroom amp Community What are the hours of operation of the Bookstore The hours of operation for the bookstore are no longer posted on the website because it was demolished and is currently being relocated and started up again for operation On the Home Page click on Majors and Programs Find the program you are majoring in and write down what class in the program you think looks most interesting and why You will need to click on the Course List to view all the courses in your program area 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved 39939 3 i CANYON arae UNIVERSITY Abnormal Psychology seems interesting because it states that I will learn how to recognize and understand different mental illness through emotional functional and physiological factors Personality Psychology will be something to looked forward being that I get to research various behavioral theories that show how they can manipulate personalities of humans Cognitive Neuroscience is going to be exciting because I am curious about the different parts of the brain that work together and in uence reasons and answer we come up with Part Two Time Monitoring and Management for College amp Life Directions There will be two parts to this portion of the assignment Part A and Part B In Part A you begin by keeping an informal time log in which you note all your activities for 3 days from 5 am to 11 pmeven if your wake up and go to bed time alter from this begin and end time please use this time frame and just place what you are doing during the hours allocated In Part B you will brie y analyze the results from your time log to determine the changes you need to make to your time schedule and how you will manage those changes After analyzing your data you will construct a re ective 200250word summary of your timemonitoring analysis and identify two main discoveries you found whether this was positive or negative discovery You may also wish to consider the information from chapter 4 of the textbook as you complete your re ection as you may wish to reference to help support your findings Note This portion of the assignment will also help in completing the SMART Goals that will come in WeekTopic 5 Part A Time Monitoring ActivityWorksheet In completing the Time Monitoring you will need to print out the Time Monitoring Worksheet found in Course Materials 1 Monitor your time in hourly increments a Carry your Time Monitoring Worksheet with you whenever you are awake 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved afj UNIVERSITV b Each hour of the day starting at 500 am and ending at 1100 pm write down what you did during that hour If you do not get up until 10 am do you record 500 am900 am Yes you will just note that you were sleeping during those hours c Do not overdo the recording record the primary activity for the hour 2 On Day 4 when you have 3 days of time monitored it is time to analyze your time use You will need to have your Time Monitoring Worksheet available as you will need this to review and re ect what you have noted as well as something to take notes with when analyzing your data 3 New college students usually find that most time management issues fall into 3 main categories so this is where you will start the analysis Brainstorm and organize your data into the areas noted below and add areas where you see necessary Here are the 3 main areas students have mentioned when reviewing their data and reasoning 0 Making poor judgments about using their time wisely procrastination would fall under this area or not prioritizing events or tasks wisely 0 When stressed becoming immobilized or shutting down mentally andor physically 0 Giving less than their best efforts when rushed and overwhelmed or when they feel like quitting 4 Once you have fully analyzed your data you will be ready to begin Part B writing your re ective summary Part B Time Monitoring and Management Re ection In reviewing your data and notes you will now write a 200250 word summary Brie y discuss your findings and if you are utilizing your time wisely or are there areas where you need to adjust to be more successful in college and life You may also want to consider adding supportive information from the readings in chapter 4 to help express your points in your summary Please write your summary in the Space provided below You will be able to manipulate the space if you require more room for your summary Time Management Summary 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved GRAN CANYON UNIVERSITY 13 When I start monitoring my on day one for my time management It was an Monday and my schedule consists of me in class learning traveling to different building for my another classes This is also my Wednesday schedule By 8 am I am up and getting ready for the day ahead of me By 910am I leave my hall and start heading towards my class which isn t that far from me My class starts at 950 and I like to get there early to show my professor that I am ready and prepared for class being one of the rst ones there By 1130 I m heading to my second class once again getting there early to get prepared mentally for class while getting someone work doing earlier for other classes on Loud Cloud After this class is nished 140 pm I head back my dorm and relax for a bit and get something to eat around 2 pm By 3pm I m heading to my class early After class I head back to my dorm and relax and do work for the rest of night Around 9 get something to eat and I turn in for the night around midnight DAY 2 On Tuesday I get to sleep in late because I don t have classes so I take advantage of the down time I woke up around 11 am and got dressed by 12pm I mostly relax and do work on my Tuesdays and Thursdays so I did that for the entire day until 8 when I got something to eat for dinner and stayed in my dorm for the rest of the night 2014 Grand Canyon University All Rights Reserved
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