Welcome to Writing and Digital Media

This is the post for the Monday, January 25, 2016 class meeting.

Meme of the Most Interesting Cat in the World, with the caption Welcome to Writing & Digital MediaWelcome to English 3844, Writing and Digital Media. This site is the official home for our course. All project assignments, class activities, and related resources will be posted here.

Class Work for 1/25

  • Go over the syllabus, including the course policies.
  • Keeping up with the course:
    • Check this site regularly.
    • Use the Twitter account @VTtengrrl (also in the sidebar).
    • Subscribe Via Email, using the form in the sidebar.
    • Announcements and notifications from Canvas.
  • Log into Canvas and explore the tools available.

In-class Writing for 1/25

Go to Discussions in Canvas and choose the 1,000,000 Words or Less post. Follow the instructions there to write your post and to read and reply to your classmates. Optionally, you can compose your text in a word processor (Word, Google Drive, etc.) and then copy and paste the text into Canvas.


For today, please do the following:

  • If you didn’t complete in-class writing, please use the grace period to respond to the 1,000,000 Words or Less post in Canvas Discussions by 6 PM tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/26).

Before Wednesday’s session, please do the following:

  • Go back to the 1,000,000 Words or Less post in Canvas and read any replies that you haven’t seen.

  • Read the assignment for Project 1: Online Identity Profile, and begin thinking about the kind of portfolio you want to make for the course. Note any questions that you have about the assignment to ask in class. We will talk about audience and purpose on Wednesday.

  • If you want, follow the Twitter account @VTtengrrl or Subscribe Via Email to this site. Check the sidebar for more info.

  • If you have any questions about Canvas, use the Help link on the Canvas site, and check out the Canvas: Getting Started for Students article.