First Week's Homework - Due Thursday, January 9th

posted Jan 5, 2014, 7:37 PM by Joseph Wheaton   [ updated Jan 11, 2015, 10:29 AM ]
All of the following nine tasks are considered your homework and should be completed by Thursday, January 9, 2014: 
  1. Skim Chapter One of Bolstad (2005) textbook
  2. Browse & become familiar with organization of  Course Website 
  3. Confirm that you have Canvas access - You'll need this for submitting assignments 
  4. Register as a user for the Class Forum - You'll need this for posting and answering questions
  5. If you do not already have an ESRI Global Account, go to ESRI Support and follow the Create New ESRI Account link. ALSO, log into and register your global ESRI account for access to ArcGIS Online (see here if confused) - You'll need this for posting to ESRI's discussion forums, subscribing to alerts, and making online maps with ArcGIS Online.
  6. Install ArcGIS on your own machine (if you have one)
  7. If you do not already have a Google Gmail account (not your Aggiemail account), create one. - You'll need this for creating your Google Sites website and making Google Maps. 
  8. Make sure you have a secure means of remembering all these different usernames and passwords (e.g. LastPass). For this class alone, you will have need to regularly use the following credentials:
Sorry for the long list of instructions.... But you better get used to it!