Thank you for signing up for POSE – the Program for Open Scholarship and Educators. We are really excited to learn and explore open scholarship with you all in the next four months. In this message we will guide you through getting started in the course and share some key information with you. We have outlined 3 steps to get you going in POSE.

Please make sure that before we meet on January 13th you have familiarized yourself with the program structure and have started going through the Getting Started Unit. We have included more details below:

Step 1: Accessing the Course Spaces

We have set up this course using two platforms, WordPress to share content and some interactive activities and the Canvas learning management system for tracking your progress and for course discussions. You do not need to log into the WordPress site, it is completely open, however; you will need to self-enroll in the Canvas course.

Accessing the POSE WordPress Site

The POSE WordPress site is open with no login required. In order to access this site click https://pose.open.ubc.ca/. Make sure to bookmark this as you will be accessing the course content and learning activities.

Enrolling in the POSE Canvas site for UBC Staff, Faculty and Students

For UBC staff and students, to enroll in the Canvas course please click the following self-enroll link and you will be enrolled in the course as a students

Enrolling in the POSE Canvas site for non-UBC Staff, Faculty and Students

For non-UBC, Faculty Staff and students you will need to create a UBC Basic CWL and then self-enroll in the course.

Create a Basic CWL Account

To create a Basic CWL you will need to sign up for one. To do this please go to the CWL page and scroll down to the accordion tab that reads Basic. Follow the instructions there for creating and activating a Basic CWL.

Self-enroll in the course

Once you have your basic CWL click on the following self-enroll link and when promoted log in with your Basic CWL

Step 2: Add the Synchronous Sessions to your Calendar

There are two required synchronous sessions for the course and a number of optional sessions. Spend a moment and make sure that you have added these to your calendar and registered for them.

Kick Off Session: January 13th, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Register* You will receive the Zoom link once you have registered

Program Wrap-Up: April 29th. 10:00 – 11:30 am Register* You will receive the Zoom link once you have registered

Step 3: Orient yourself to the course and get started on the first unit

Spend some time and familiarize yourself with the POSE website.  Work through the Getting Started content before moving on to the first unit, Open Access.  . This will provide you information about course completion, how to move through the course, and course communication. We have also included a short video guiding you through the course structure.

For the month of January we will be delving into Open Access.

We look forward to meeting and kicking off the program on January 13th at 10am! If you have any questions about the POSE program, please contact open.ubc@ubc.ca


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