Instructions for the online seminars, Global environmental history-distance

Here you can find instructions and practical information about the online seminars.

Each seminar discussion will be based on the different discussion questions created by the course coordinators. The discussion questions connects to the course content in each part of the course. You will be able to find the questions here a few days before each seminar, the course coordinators will also e-mail the instructions to you before the seminars.

Important: In order to make the remaining seminars run smoother, everyone will from now on (Friday, Sep 28th) have the possibility to choose whether they want to use the audio format in Adobe connect for the seminar discussions, or if they want to use the Adobe connect chat function (by writing only). The dates and times for the remaining seminars are still accurate. The course coordinators will start out with creating two different rooms in adobe connect, one for all of you who want to use audio or audio+video, and one for all of you who want to chat (by writing only). From there the course coordinators will divide everyone into smaller discussion groups. For the remaining seminars the course coordinators will be present and they will skip around between different seminar rooms in order to listen in on the discussions and/or read from the chat history to see how the discussions are going (just as they did during the seminar on Friday, Sep 28th).

The course coordinators will send out the instructions and open the seminar rooms a bit earlier from now on, so you can come in and try out your equipment. Please enter the seminar room at least ten minutes before the seminar starts, so the course coordinators have time to sort out the groups without taking time from the discussion.

For the remaining seminars, the course coordinators will send out links to the seminar rooms (just like they did for the seminar on Friday, Sep 28th). The difference will be that you will have the opportunity to choose which room you want to start with (depending on whether you like to write/chat or talk/use audio, during the seminar). You will be given two rooms (two different links) to choose between. From then, the course coordinators will divide everyone into smaller groups and give everyone new links to new seminar rooms.

For those of you who can't attend a online seminar, there will be replacement assignments posted here on the course website. Click on "Assignments" to find the replacement assignments, they will be posted on the website after each online seminar.

Please note that if you want to participate in the audio seminars you need to have a headset with a microhopne in order for it to work! This is very important, if you try to use the built in speakers and microphone you will cause problems for the others in the same seminar room. If you want to participate in the chat based seminars (based on writing only) you do not need a headset.

    Discussion questions and instructions for online seminars: