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Getting acquainted with Yahoo Groups. Introductions


(Week 1: Jan 9 - 15)






Larisa Olisova,Yakutsk

Maria Bossa, Argentina

Mbarek Akaddar, Morocco

Sharon Betts, USA


Guest presenter: BJ Berquist


LISTEN AND WATCH OUR OVERVIEW (this link will take you to the VoiceThread site to see the introduction in larger format)

  1. Click the arrow in the middle to start the introduction.
  2. The arrow on the bottom right will move you to the next slide.
  3. If you click on my pictures on the sides of the slides, you can read or hear the information.





By the end of this week you will have
  • introduced yourself to the group
  • added your profile to the participant wiki
  • gotten familiar with the features of our Yahoo Group and wiki
  • attended the first live session at TappedIn
  • commented on the Comments on Life Sessions.





Task 1. Read the Getting Started Page - and explore the wiki

Task 2. Introduce yourself to the group in no more than 100 words. Send your message to: baw12@yahoogroups.com 
The video below will help you become familiar with Yahoo Groups.



Information to be included:

  • Your first and last name. You can include the name you would like to be known by.
  • Yahoo ID.
  • Institution where you work or study.
  • What you do.
  • Why you joined this group and the expectations you have.
  • Any additional info you would like to share with the group.

Task 3. Also copy your introduction into the Participants Page, please.  Directions are found on the top of the page.
The video below "Overview of PBworks Wiki", is very useful for newbies to wikis.



Task 4. Get ready for the first live session  on Wednesday at Tapped In. Watch the tutorial for TappedIn below.



Task 5. Post your comments about our session on the wiki page


Tools to explore

  • Our Wiki (Here's a useful tutorial to get you started)
  • TappedIn (Here's a useful tutorial to get you started)
  • Yahoo Groups (Here's a useful tutorial to get you started)





I have....

  • read the Getting Started Page
  • introduced myself to the group
  • posted my intro to the Participants Page
  • attended the live session/listened to the recording
  • joined an office in Tapped In from the reception
  • explored two or three of these tools: the wiki, Yahoo Groups
    and Tapped In


Suggested readings for further information

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