The Essentials


The course runs from August 28 through December 15. 

D2L will open on August 25. There is an introduction Flipgrid due at 11:59 pm on August 31, and other introduction assignments due at 11:59 pm on September 1.

Fall break is October 23 and 24.

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Required Textbook

Neuroscience. Sixth Edition. Editors: Purves, Augustine, Fitzpatrick, Hall, LaMantia, White. Sinauer Associates, Inc. 2018.

Course Structure

This course is designed as a paced, asynchronous course, meaning there are scheduled due dates, but there are no schedule meeting times.

Required Technology

Students will need access to a laptop or tablet and reliable internet. A phone or tablet camera or webcam is recommended for video discussions.

We will use two technologies for learning in NEU 841: Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and Flipgrid,

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I prefer if students ask me questions via the Private Chat discussion forum in D2L. Only you and I can see the content in a private chat. However, email also works. 

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Webcam Policies

I would love to see your face in your videos this semester. I believe it helps create a stronger sense of community in our digital learning environment. However, no one is required to record their face for any video submitted in this course. Want to always record your face? Great. Want to record your face some weeks and not others? Cool. Want to never record you face? No problem. Other video options are discussed in the first Flipgrid assignment.