We invite you to spend the next 10 days helping us to plan the next steps for SCoPE. Are we happy with the name SCoPE? Do you have ideas for seminar topics, events, polls, etc? Also, through your participation we hope to gather some suggestions for the layout of the community environment, and to test out some of the tools here to prepare for our launch.
So let's get started! You're arriving here with various backgrounds and interests, and some of you may barely know what this community project is all about. Probably the best first step to discuss SCoPE next steps is to introduce yourselves, and fire away with your questions. No question is too small or too obvious.
Thanks for joining us! Together we'll do great things in SCoPE!
Thanks Sylvia, et al.!
I've quickly scanned the site and wanted to say that this looks great! I particularly like the plays on "Scope" such as telescope and periscope. Personally, given these types of plays-on-words, I think SCOPE is a memorable and meaningful name. Though I don't know where the decision about the name is at right now.
I'll take a look into what kind of feedback you're looking for and will respond accordingly.
Look forward to participating in this when it's up.
P.S. I've been playing around with the profiles -- how in the world do I prevent the environment from cropping off the top of my head?! I've tried resizing my picture, making it square, etc. In the profile itself, it looks fine, but as you can see in the pic associated with my posting, it's looking odd. Tks.
The help file on uploading images says "the image file will be cropped to a square and resized down to 100x100 pixels". I wonder if the perfectly square image you started with was smaller than that, and the system stretched it out.
We'll figure it out! Thanks for joining us Stephanie and Rod. Keep looking for more problems!
Okay. My last image was 452x452 (or something like that). I've resized my original to exactly 100x100 and uploaded it. It still chops off my head in the thumbnail..."It's a conspiracy isn't it?" V-.
Paul's jpeg question has me stumped. Is the server question related to that, Brent?
BTW, for information for everyone here, Brent from Malaspina knows Moodle inside out and upside down. He also always just happens to be there ready with answers seconds
This is off topic of this thread. I notice that not all messages I receive in my email inbox from the SCoPE site start with the word SCoPE on the subject line. Like this one starts with Seminar. It'd might be a good idea if they all start with SCoPE. This way, it's much easier to identify at a glance the source of the message. I have too many message everyday. A message with a "hat" will get my attention more easily.
I think I've set it up to do that now. We'll see if it works.
I see you've updated your profile, Liz! LOL (In case she changes it, just know that what I saw at 1:23 pm on August 9th was funny)
Here are some more thoughts:
I'd like to see a space in this community where I can post questions about others' experiences of what works and doesn't work in a praticular situation. Sometimes I have questions that plague me and I need some advice.
Scope of Participants
I'd like to see this community opened to a broader audience than just SFU. I believe that active seminars will simply require a larger pool of participants for the depth of discussion to be engaging. I'd like to discuss the processes and activities that would open up the community to an international audience.
Thanks for the feedback, Vivian. And welcome to SCoPE!
Great idea to have an ongoing Q&A. My original plan was to have one space for scheduled discussions, and another for ongoing discussions. I'm not sure that's the best way so advice is appreciated!
I haven't done much to set up the ongoing space. There is a forum in there tentatively called "open for anything". Would that serve the Q&A purpose, and do you think it's in the right place?
Anybody have suggestions about ways to organize ongoing discussions?
Besides, Sylvia is well connected with a number of vibrant learning/online learning communities. We'll do ourselves a great service to leverage her connections and get us connected.