Available Support for this Course

Course content support

Any and all questions related to content in Agron 502 should be directed to Dan. Additionally, there are several other resources available to help you succeed.

 

Online learner (student) support

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is an organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enhancing teaching effectiveness and student learning at ISU. They recognize some of the challenges you face as online students and have developed a list of resources available to help you stay on track. These resources fall under the following topics: quick help shortcuts, technical and Learning Management System (LMS) support, support for students with disabilities, promoting academic success, promoting academic integrity, promoting student success, promoting diversity and inclusion, student rights and responsibilities, Netiquette at ISU, and how to stay safe at ISU.

Dawn Miller is an excellent resource to aid you with any of these topics. She has put together a self-guided orientation which you may find useful.

 

Writing support

The MS Agronomy program has built a Writing Guide to help answer some of the questions you may have while working on your courses. It is strongly advised that you review the content as it has recently changed.

The program also employs a writing consultant. Deborah Burns is available for one-on-one consultations and can assist you with any part of the writing process. Students may make an appointment with Deborah through the ISU Center for Communication Excellence's website or via email.

 

Library/research support

Mike Bobb is the liaison librarian to the Department of Agronomy. He can help find any article, book or any other piece of information that you want assistance finding. If you have a question about the library, he is your go-to person. Mike has also built a really useful Agronomy Research Guide. You may find it useful when researching assignments.

 

Technology support

If you experience any technical issues while using Blackboard Learn, contact the Solution Center. The Solution Center's hours are posted on their website.

 

For all other technical issues, email agronwebdev@iastate.edu to request assistance from the Agronomy Development Lab. The Dev Lab staff is guaranteed to respond to requests within 24 hours during regular business hours. All requests made during the weekend will be addressed first thing Monday morning.