In CN, you are not only able to communicate with your classmates and instructors, but also have the opportunity to interact with Global Classmates and Instructors (learners and scholars who are from similar courses on CN). We encourage you to give the Global Class feature a try to see opinions from people outside of your class and extend your academic network.
This article will show you how to network with Global Classmates and Instructors in two parts: 1. how to post to Global Class (you create content to contribute to the global community). 2. View Global Posts and interact with Global Classmates and Instructors.
Part1: Post to Global Class
STEP1: Click on the post, poll or event button at the top of the page and type content
STEP2: For the visibility settings, select “This Course and Global Class” from the drop-down menu and submit
HINT: If you post course-specific content, choose the visibility setting your course only; if you are posting subject (non-specific) content, share it with your Global Classmates. We also suggest using hashtags to label your discussion topics. This will help global peers easily find posts that interest them and help CN improve the recommendation algorithm.
Part2: View Global Posts and Interact with Global Peers
STEP1: In CN Post, at the top, next to the search bar, click on the area that says “my class”, then from the drop down, select “My Global Class”
STEP2: Then easily view, rate and reflect on posts. Hover over a post creator's name to follow, chat or send an email
HINT: If you follow a Global Classmate or a Global Instructor, you will have a better chance to see the person's posts on your Global Post feed in the future.
You do NOT earn course seeds when you interact with Global Classmates and Instructors. The seeds will be counted toward your Total seeds throughout the entire CN.