Welcome to the COUN 405AB Message Center
Posted by Ray Hillis on March 07, 1997 at 22:04:19:
Subject: Welcome to the COUN 405AB Message Center
This is the first message posted to this Board. The purpose of the Board is to give all class participants an easy way to communicate with the entire group.
If you would like to try it out, please compose a message. When you are finished, click on "post message" below. There are lots of things you might want to use this Board for:
1) To share important information with the group (e.g."I saw the final exam.")
2) To ask a question about class material in hopes that SOMEONE in the class actually understood it.
3) To see if anyone's free to go see The Empire Strikes Back with you this weekend.
4) To invite all of us (and anyone else who happens to read this Board) to your house for a party.
See? The possibilities are endless. But the VALUE will come when we start responding meaningfully to each other's messages. Keep the following in mind:
1) "Posting" a new message starts a new topic.
2) If you want to "reply" to a message on the Board, you click "follow up", and you will post a follow-up message. The Board automatically keeps follow-ups (and follow-ups to follow-ups, etc) together with the original message so readers can "track" a topic.
So try it out. We'll be adding Message Centers for numerous classes in the quarters ahead, so if you learn how it works now, you'll be able to use it fluidly later.