Signing off in 310

Well folks, we made it. It has been 7.5 weeks, 52 days, and more than 1200 hours since President Schulz announced we were moving our in-person classes online. As teams you stayed together, persevered, and sustained your campaigns through it all. You adjusted for COVID 19, met with each other from a distance, and pulled off a second campaign despite the challenges. Do not discount this major hurdle in your lives. You did great. Be proud of your work and your accomplishments.

COMSTRAT 310 has come to a close. You may have a few lose ends to tie up with readings and end-of-chapter quizzes and creative activities. Also be sure that your team has turned in Parts 5 and 6 on Blackboard to ease our process in grading. Please continue to view your WSU email over the next week for any final announcements or notifications. Final grades will be posted to myWSU by May 12.

As a teaching team, Chelsea, Cara, and I appreciate your tenacity and strength. We will miss you and hope to see you in person in the fall. Go Cougs!

Final Showcase Week: Apr 27 – May 1

This is your final week in COMSTRAT 310 where you and your team will present your final poster showcase virtually with your instructor via Zoom.

Please also do not forget to stay on top of your Micro-Certifications. You have until Mon, May 4 to complete the courses.

Resources:

Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups during normal class times thru May 1:

See Blackboard or past emails for connection info.

Virtual Office Hours – schedule through Calendly


Week 14: Apr 20-24

This is the last week of Lesson 5 in 310. Your focus for this week is to wrap up Part 5 Campaign #2 and begin preparing for your final poster (virtual) showcase – Part 6 of the semester-long project.

Teams will schedule to meet virtually with your instructor the week of Apr 27 – May 1 to deliver your final presentations. Your instructor will be in contact to make sure those meetups are scheduled.

Your priorities for this week:


Reminder to stay on top of your Micro-Certifications. You have until Mon, May 4 to complete the courses.

Virtual Office Hours – schedule through Calendly


Week 13: Apr 13-17

Lesson 5 continues this week as does the implementation of Part 5: Campaign #2. Campaign #2 includes:

  • Campaign #2 theme promoting a product, service or virtual event that honors social distancing, empathy, and new best practices in a time of pandemic response. Any campaign that has a sells something or charges a fee should include a “partial proceeds goes to charity or group X” component.
  • 3-4 blog posts each accompanied by social media posts for Facebook and Instagram
  • 1 email in Constant Contact
  • 2-4 additional social media posts using polls, Boomerang, infographics, video, inspirational quotes, industry facts, and stats, featured products or people, or curated content

Your priorities for this week:


Reminder to stay on top of your Micro-Certifications. You have until Mon, May 4 to complete the courses.

Resources:

Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups during normal class times:

See Blackboard or past emails for connection info.

Virtual Office Hours – schedule through Calendly


Week 12: Apr 6-10

Week 12 marks the launch of Lesson 5: Campaign #2 Implementation & Metrics. Meet-ups have (or will be) scheduled with your team to meet up with your instructor to review your experiences and results from Campaign #1 in preparation for Campaign #2.

In Part 5 you will adapt lessons learned in Campaign #1 to implement, track, and measure Campaign #2. You will also adjust your campaign in response to the current global pandemic (COVID-19).

Assignment components:

  • Campaign #2 theme promoting a product, service or virtual event that honors social distancing, empathy, and new best practices in a time of pandemic response. Any campaign that has a sells something or charges a fee should include a “partial proceeds goes to charity or group X” component.
  • 3-4 blog posts each accompanied by social media posts for Facebook and Instagram
  • 1 email in Constant Contact
  • 2-4 additional social media posts using polls, Boomerang, infographics, video, inspirational quotes, industry facts, and stats, featured products or people, or curated content

Your priorities:

  • Continue to regroup with your team via chat, messenger, and/or video conference
  • Meet up with your instructor in teams via Zoom to review Campaign #1 activities and results (work directly with your instructor to schedule this meet-up)
  • Work on L5 Creative Activity – Adobe Spark: Video
  • Work on Team Project Part 5: Campaign #2 implementation, monitoring, and metrics (Campaign #2 approx. Apr 12-22)
  • Complete your final reading assignment + end-of-chapter quiz: Ch8: Personal Branding: Know What is Possible in the Digital Space

Reminder to stay on top of your Micro-Certifications. You have until Mon, May 4 to complete the courses.

Resources:

Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups during normal class times:

Use Zoom invites provided by your instructor.

Virtual Office Hours – schedule through Calendly


Week 11: Mar 30 – Apr 3

Welcome to Week 2 of our new norm. We hope you are adjusting well and staying in contact with your team.

This week it will be important that you stay in contact with your team so you can wrap up the implementation of Campaign #1 by Apr 1. Campaign #1 includes:

  1. 6 Facebook posts : Refer to your Part 3 editorial calendar for topics and assignments
  2. 6 Instagram posts: Refer to your Part 3 editorial calendar for topics and assignments
  3. 2 Weebly blog posts: Refer to your Part 3 editorial calendar for topics and assignments. Reference: Blogging Tips in Weebly
  4. 1 Constant Contact Email : Topic for this email is your choice but should be in-brand, and in line with your campaign #1 messages. Refer to the tutorial for instructions.

AT ten end of week 12 (Apr 2/3) instructors will guide students through recording metrics in your Part 4 template. Please join the live session via Zoom or make an appointment through Calendly if you need additional guidance. Links to live virtual sessions and office hours are below.

Teams will attend scheduled meet-ups via Zoom the week of Apr 6-10 to go through your experience with Campaign #1 in preparation for Campaign #$2. This meetup will serve as “Status Report 3”.

Your priorities for this week:

Reminder – Micro-Certifications will be completed on your own. You now have until Mon, May 4 to complete the courses.

Resources:

Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups during normal class times:

See Blackboard or past emails for connection info.

Virtual Office Hours – schedule through Calendly

Keep on trekking. We’ll be in touch soon.

Stay well!

Cara, Rebecca & Chelsea