Setting Up Your Email
One of the first things that you need to do for class is to
set up an email account that you will be using for class. This account will
be used for a variety of reasons during the course of the class so it needs
to be something that you will be able to access at any Internet connection.
Examples of this are Yahoo and Google
mail. For our purposes we will use Yahoo
for our email host.
If you already have an email address that you want to use, make
sure it meets the following criteria:
Your email username is appropriate for school
- It is a web-based email host like Yahoo or Google
- You are comfortable giving your login information to your teacher to aid
in recovery in case you forget it at some point in the semester.
If your current email address meets all three of these, skip down to step _____.
If you need to set up a new email address, start with number 1.
Go to www.yahoo.com
and click on the "Mail
" button. When the next
page loads, click "Sign Up
- Fill out the form on the page. (Note: all fields on the page with an "*"
beside it is required and must be filled in.
- The "Yahoo! ID" field is beginning of your
email address. For example, if your username is "johnd"
then your email address will be "firstname.lastname@example.org"
After you have filled out all of the fields, click "I Accept"
at the bottom.
Click on "Continue to mail"
Send an email to your teacher(s) that includes your email address and your
password by clicking on "Compose" (giving your
password will save you time when you forget your password and will allow your
teacher to troubleshoot any problems that you might have during class. You
must send your password to your teacher or you will not be
allowed to continue using the computer in class). Put your teacher's email
address into the "To" field and write "Email
and Password" in the subject field. (Note: Everytime you send
an email to your teacher, be sure the subject line is reflective of the email.
All assignments must be turned in with the correct subject line to be accepted.)
After you have written this email, click "Send".
Then click on the address book tab and be add your teacher(s) name and address
into your address book. This way you will always have access to send your
teacher(s) an email.
- When you are online, you should remain anonymous!! Don't use your full
name for your ID. Use a nickname or an other school-appropriate name that
you will be able to remember. For example, instead of having the username
johndoe, try john314. Also keep in mind that there are thousands of people
with a Yahoo ID so the username that you want may be already taken. Just
try something else until you find one you like.