Weekly Course Schedule

Spring Term A Week #Week Start and
Synchronous Session
Week End (and
typically due date)
Week 1January 16thJanuary 21st
Week 2January 22ndJanuary 28th
Week 3January 29thFebruary 4th
Week 4February 5thFebruary 11th
Week 5February 12thFebruary 18th
Week 6February 19thFebruary 25th
Week 7February 26thMarch 3rd
Week 8March 4thMarch 10th
All Work Due By:March 13th


Action Items due by end of the week at 11 p.m. CT unless otherwise noted. Please note different weekly deadlines for 6-Week Summer and 8-Week Fall/Spring semesters

Your First Assignments (Ideally prior to the first session)

Your First Assignments

NOTE: Work is required prior to the first live session

  • Create an account in CGScholar
    Be sure that you also validate your account by responding to the post-creation email. If you don’t receive a confirmation request by email, check your spam folder.
  • Join the course community in CGScholar (link can be found in Current Courses)
  • Sign up for the oral or video presentation in the Google Spreadsheet (link can be found in Current Courses)
  • Familiarize yourself with the Analytics area in CGScholar, where you can check your progress during the course (be sure to be logged in to CGScholar prior to accessing the Analytics)
  • If you have not taken a course from Dr. Cope, Dr. Kalantzis, or Dr. Francis previously, watch the following short videos:
First Assignments
LDL Introduction
Create your CGScholar Account
Week 1

Week 1

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and at least one peer’s comment to the Admin Update
  • Create a Community Update (1 out of 5) based on the prompt found here: Community Update prompts
  • Comment on at least 2 other peers’ updates
  • Complete the Pre-Course Survey (check the Admin Updates or the Analytics in CGScholar)

  • Sign up for your desired project option (see the Project description webpage for more details)
  • Start your Course Project by seeking out literature and completing the Community Update prompts mentioned above. 
  • You will receive an official Work Request in a future week

Resources

Week 2

Week 2 – Work Requests Sent

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and at least one peer’s comment to the Admin Update
  • Comment on at least 2 other peers’ updates

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

  • Continue working on your Course Project by identifying a practical application or writing a learning module, connected to completing the Community Update prompts mentioned above. 
  • You will receive an official Work Request shortly.

Resources

Midweek: Work Requests Sent

Midweek: Work Requests Sent

Check your CGScholar notifications to accept the work request. This is sent based on who has signed up in the Project Sign-up Sheet; see Current Courses; if you sign up past the deadline, fill in the spreadsheet and notify one of the TAs to send you the notification

Week 3

Week 3

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and at least one peer’s comment to the Admin Update
  • Comment on at least 2 other peers’ updates

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

  • Start your Course Project in CGScholar Creator through the ‘Work Request’ notification
  • If you did not receive a Work Request by now, please contact a TA

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

  • AI Review and Revision
  • Submit complete draft of the Course Project
Week 4 AI Review/Revision – Submit for Peer Review

Week 4

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and at least one peer’s comment to the Admin Update

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

  • Submit complete draft of the Course Project
  • AI Reviews on your latest version in CGMap Due
  • Work Revisions based on AI Reviews and submission for Peer Reviews Due

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

  • Submit Peer Reviews using CGMap of 2-3 assigned peers’ Course Project
Midweek: Revisions Based on AI Reviews Due – Then Submit for Peer Review

AI Revision, and Submission for Peer Review

Work Revisions based on AI Reviews and Submit the new version for Peer Reviews

Week 5

Week 5

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and at least one peer’s comment to the Admin Update

For 8-week courses (Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Begin Peer Reviews using CGMap of 2-3 assigned peers’ Course Project (Due during Week 6)

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

  • Project Revisions Due (for TA and then Instructor review)
Week 6

Week 6

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and at least one peer’s comment on the Admin Update

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

  • Create a Community Update (5 out of 5) based on the prompt found here: Community Update prompts after you have received peer feedback

For 8-week courses (Fall & Spring Semesters)

  • Submit Peer Reviews using CGMap of 2-3 assigned peers’ Course Project

For 6-week courses (Summer Semester)

  • Submit your Course Project and Self-Review for TA and Instructor review
  • Check the Dialogue Box area (About this Work => Project => Dialogue)  in your Course Project for any TA or Instructor feedback after the submission.
  • Confirm that you have completed the oral presentation requirement (during one of the synchronous session or post your video)
  • Complete the Post-Course Survey
  • Complete any remaining work for the courses

Analytics

  • Check your Analytics tab for any remaining requirements and what more you need to do to improve your score
  • 6-Week Summer Courses: Check your Analytics to confirm your tentative final grade; contact a TA with any questions or concerns
End of Week: Submit Peer Reviews

End of Week: Submit Peer Reviews

  • Submit Peer Reviews using CGMap of 2-3 assigned peers’ work

Resources

Week 7 (Fall/Spring Only)

Week 7

  • Comment on the weekly Admin Update(s) and comment on at least one peer’s comment to the Admin Update
  • Create a Community Update (5 out of 5) based on the prompt found here: Community Update prompts
  • Catch up on any outstanding Comments on peer’s Updates
  • Confirm that you have completed the oral presentation requirement (during one of the synchronous session or post your video)
  • Complete the Post Course Survey

  • Submit Revised version of your Course Project, with self-review
  • Final Project Revisions Due (for final Instructor review)
  • Check the Dialogue Box area (About this Work => Project => Dialogue)  in your Works for any TA feedback after the submission.
  • Check your Analytics tab for any remaining requirements and what more you need to do to improve your score
  • Complete any remaining work for the courses by the end of this week and the Post-Course Survey
  • Check your Analytics to confirm your tentative final grade; contact a TA with any questions or concerns
End of Week: Submit Revision

End of Week: Submit Revisions based on Peer Reviews

  • Submit Revisions based on Peer Reviews found in CGMap

Resources

Week 8 (Fall/Spring Only)

Week 8

  • Complete any remaining work for the course by the end of this week
  • Complete the Post-Course Survey and CG Map Experience Survey (check the Admin Updates or the Analytics in CGScholar for instructions)
  • Confirm that you have completed the oral presentation requirement (during one of the synchronous session or post your video)

  • Check the Dialogue Box area (About this Work => Project => Dialogue)  in your Works for any TA or Instructor feedback
  • Final Versions based on TA or Instructor feedback are due in order to have a final grade assessed
  • Check your Analytics tab for any remaining requirements and what more you need to do to improve your score
End of Week: Submit Final Revision

End of Week: Submit Revisions based on TA Comments for Publication

  • Submit Revisions based on Peer Reviews found in CGMap