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Communicating/Participating on the Site

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓:

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓:

Much of this course experience hinges on your participation and communication on this site. A few suggestions to help you along the way.

Create a gravatar Anytime you leave a comment on this site (and many others out there), you will identify yourself by inserting an email address into the comment form. If you create an image associated with yuor image at, this becomes your icon where ever you comment using that email address, e.g. on this post


Both the images for Nancy and Laura are generated from the gravatar site. The picture can be your face, but it can also be an icon, or even a dog. You will find as you use other social media sites, you most likely will add a profile image, so it helps to have the same image available on your computer.

Commenting, Commenting, Commenting Your class participation includes your giving feedback and constructive comments on the posts of others in the class. You will find a comment form at the bottom of every post. The most active and recent discussions are tracked on the Conversations page.

If there is a particular discussion you want to track, look for the check box at the bottom of the post to Notify me of follow-up comments by email. If you every wish to turn off notifications, there should be a long at the bottom of any of the notification emails.

Ask and Answer Questions The Q$A page uses the comment field for people to both ask and answer each other’s questions, so a way to help each other out is to offer suggestions to each other here.

If you have a very specific question for a faculty or a technical question, then use our contact form.

New Open Innovators (IDE) Facebook Group Join the ongoing community discussions in the IDE group in Facebook

  • Nancy White { I appreciate that you included client liaison - I think this is often forgotten. Good catch. What advice would you give next year's students please?... } – Dec 18, 5:53 AM
  • Nancy White { Fun visuals! And right to the point. I think you are practicing your design principles! 🙂 Thanks for being part of Project Community Nancy } – Dec 18, 5:52 AM
  • Nancy White { I loved this piece of advice "Nobody will spoon-feed you the content of the course, you have to make your own experiences but you get... } – Dec 18, 5:51 AM
  • Nancy White { I love that you used your own photo! But more important, I appreciate the clarity of your description of what you have learned. WONDERFUL! Thanks... } – Dec 18, 5:49 AM
  • Nancy White { OK, your tips are the most practical ones I've read so far. WONDERFUL. Thanks, Fer. Thanks for being part of Project Community Nancy } – Dec 18, 5:46 AM
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