Welcome to INF 240 Learning Community

Ready to be a news reporter? Awesome!  I know your reporting this semester can be vital to your community.  We’ll utilize the Craft & Davis textbook to really think about what journalism is and what it involves. We’ll do a couple of projects dedicated to helping you learn more about important topics across the globe and how to fact-check them. And, we’ll also look into beat reporting, so you can develop that beat for your community, and wrap the semester up with two independent projects. We’ll take it project by project and, hopefully, have a fair bit of fun along the way.

If you are taking this class as a hybrid student, we will ONLY meet via Zoom during our first two weeks (Aug 16, 20, 25, & 27). No matter when it seems wise to meet on campus, on-campus meetings will never be required.

Our Blackboard shell should be available Friday evening, August 14.

To get started,

  1. Please view the videos below to be familiar with the course structure and how to submit your posts to this class blog.
  2. Please make a self-introduction post by the end of Week 1.
  3. Please read the course syllabus and schedule.

How to Navigate This Blog

Want to access peer’s work on an assignment? I forgot to mention that in my video. But, you can use the “categories” drop-down menu on the right to access all posts within a category. That’s why it’s so important for you to categorize posts when you add them.

How to Personalize Your Profile

How to Create a Post

Please include the corresponding category when creating your posts.

You can follow the steps in this tutorial for more tips on how to create a post in CampusPress.


How to Comment on a Post

For more detailed steps and tips, please follow the suggestions on How to Add a Comment.

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