Class Meetings & Attendance
During the meetings, we need to see each othere faces. If you don't want us to see your room, you can use Virtual background
If you think that you can fail the course (for example, if you got an “F” or a very low score for a mid-semester grade and still perform in the same manner), you still can windrow from the class
How Do I Process My Withdrawal Through CUNYfirst Student Self Service?
Hi guys, welcome to my class.
These are difficult times, everybody has problems to some extent, some of us quite serious. But it doesn’t mean that we should give up, life continues no matter what, and everything will be eventually good, hopefully soon.
Therefore, meanwhile let’s adjust to the new normal, new college guidelines, and enjoy our class together.
In this class you will get a lot of necessary knowledge, the basics and foundations to be professional designers. These foundations are very important for your future profession - whatever beautiful building you plan to build, it will not stay strong without a solid foundation and eventually will collapse.
So, we need to apply effort and to do our best to study and practice, to become a high-class specialist, to survive in this highly competitive design world. And if you are serious and passion enough, it is actually quite easy
Our class is HYBRID, which means one in-person meeting is required this semester between weeks 3 – 8. (I will inform you when and where at the beginning of the semester)
Note - CUNY’s Student Vaccination Policy:
All students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class for the fall 2021 must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes unless they have been granted an exception or medical exemption. Requests for exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via CUNYfirst.
Please read https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/faqs
We will be meeting during the class time, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11:30AM to 2:00pm via Zoom. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5398965656.
It would be convenient for you to download the free Zoom app on your desktop: https://zoom.us/download
The office hour is Mon, 2pm-3pm via the same Zoom link. If you need an additional time, we can certainly arrange it
Your main class site:
You will use this site to find all course information: the class and homework for each week, assignments and readings, new announcements (on this page), syllabus, grading system and calculations, useful resources and tutorials, projects examples and more.
In addition, for quizzes/tests (and probably some other activities) we will use OpenLab (I will give you the instructions later, meanwhile read OpenLab tutorials) https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/comd1100baryshev
I will create a dropbox folder for each of you using your city tech email, where you will upload your homework for grading. I will send you the invite; you have to accept it and create an account there (unless you already have one).
It would be a very good idea to physically download your dropbox into your desktop. It will work as any regular folder and will be automatically synchronized with your dropbox on the internet every time.
You will be prompted to download DropboxInstaller.exe file. Click Save file and then just activate it, following some instructions.
Please do not use Share option in dropboxes. The files have to be uploaded into your dropbox, just click Upload Files button at the right (see the attachment), find your file and click open.
Also, do not use dropbox Papers feature.
Here is the dropbox help if you need https://help.dropbox.com/
If you don't have a computer to do the coursework, the college has a limited amount of iMacs that you can request through this link to loan: https://www.citytech.cuny.edu/loaner/
Also, college is working on a remote login capability to utilize our onsite computers as your remote workspace. Each loaned and remote desktop will have Creative Suite; but again, college must get started with the effort to identify student needs, and get them to the above site to request a machine.
Very important: in order to succeed in this online course, you need to be very responsible communicating with me; therefore, read each my email thoroughly and answer if required.
Please email me anytime when you have questions or want to say something, I am checking my email Monday through Friday at least twice a day. I am very disciplined answering; if you did not get my answer, it means that I did not get your email (which almost never happens). Then please email again (or use my college email if still something is wrong).
Distance Learning Rules:
- I am available via my email as always email@example.com
- The homework will be posted on your class site every Monday and Wednesday mornings.
- You have to read and watch ALL the materials very carefully and practice a lot.
- To do and submit the homework on time is MANDATORY (handmade work - take good quality photos) into the dropboxes for grading and the OpenLab site for peer critiques
- You have to answer on all my personal emails (when I address you by name)
- And more TBA
From the College Registrar email:
Despite all of our efforts, if students are not engaged actively in the online courses, their credits and grades will be in jeopardy. We cannot award credits simply because online courses exist. Students need to know your expectations and participate actively in the course in order to complete it successfully”.