of Welcome email sent by Lead Faculty
member Susan Barnes Whyte on 5/12/04
to the ACRL Institute for Information
2004 Regional Immersion Program, California
Most of our
communication will take place over WebCT.
You will be expected to check the site
regularly for updates and information.
The site is up and fully operational.
We call particular attention to the pre-assignments
for each track. Please complete the work
for the track you are attending before
coming to Immersion. There is additional
information later in this message about
the WEB CT Site:
The WebCT course site is located at http://ce.ala.org:8900.
Login ID is the first initial of your
first name and then the last name, e.g.,
if your name were Mary Smith your login
would be msmith
same as your login.
you to change your password once you have
initially logged on. If you have trouble
logging in, please contact Margot
7 major sections to the WebCT site.
Roster: Lists all of the attendees as
the site goes live.
Board: This threaded discussion area
offers a forum to make travel arrangements,
ask questions, post your advance assignments,
post an introduction to help us learn
more about you, a welcome from the faculty,
etc. There is a separate section for
introductions that we encourage you
to post to. We welcome your creative
use of the WebCT site. Other Immersion
groups have used this area to arrange
rides, plan pre and post Immersion trips,
and discuss information literacy issues.
ACRL staff and Immersion faculty will
be monitoring the threaded discussions
for questions on a daily basis. Please
remember that the email program sends
email only within WebCT not to external
email addresses, so be sure and check
the site regularly.
Track and Program Track Pre-Assignments:
Please complete both the readings and
the pre-Immersion assignments. If you
have questions about any of the assignments,
facilities, etc. please post them in
the appropriate topics within the Bulletin
Board area. Chances are good that if
one person has a question, others will
benefit from the answer, too. The faculty
will check it regularly and respond
as soon as possible. You may also e-mail
us individually or use the listserv.
Schedule: As you can see, we live up
to the name "Immersion" with a full
schedule of activities. There are also
social events planned so that we have
opportunities to get to know each other
and benefit from the informal learning
that Immersion fosters.
- FAQ: Many
of your questions will be answered in
this section. If not, please post a
question or email one of us.
A roster of the 5 faculty who will be
leading this Immersion program.
Colleges Regional Information: Information
and links to what is in and around the
Los Angeles region. You may want to
plan a pre or post Immersion trip."