Spring 2014 TTP Week#1: Getting Oriented & Acquainted


The goal of the first week is to get oriented to the course, acquainted with each other, and get set up with some of the accounts and tools we’ll be using (and to grab your first plate of goodies from the buffet).

Week#1 Tasks:
  • Go to gmail.com and Create a gmail account if you don’t already have one. (this ID might be used for public posting. If you want to remain anonymous online, please choose a pseudonym – don’t use your real name as an ID).
  • When logged in to your Gmail, go to Jeff’s Google+ Page and add him  to your ‘circles’.
  • We will go over the Tips & Tricks page in class. If you have any questions, take another look and/or ask Jeff for clarification.
  • Create a Blog by going to http://blogger.com/ or clicking the ‘Google Matrix/More/Blogger’ from your Gmail menu.  Blogger Guide here.  Create your first blog post about anything you like.
    To see some examples of what you can do with a ‘Blogger’ blog check out the ones below.
    From former TTP Trainnes
  • If you’d like to update your Google+ Profile, go to http://plus.google.com and click ‘Profile/About/Edit Profile’.