Welcome to the GRUEN project!

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Welcome to the GRUEN project!
by Brant Knützen - Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:05 AM

Hello, and welcome to the GRUEN project!

I am Dr. Brant Knutzen, and I am the moderator and technical facilitator of this workshop course about GReen Urban ENvironments.

I congratulate you on your initiative to join this important effort to share perspectives and ideas about dealing with climate change!

For those of you who have already edited their profile and introduced themselves, and uploaded a headshot picture, great work!

If you have not done this yet, here are the steps you need to do:

  1. Use the URL "" to load the course in your web browser.

  2. The first workshop activity is to introduce yourself: click on your name at the top-right of the workshop course and select "Profile".   Under "User details", click on "Edit Profile". Here you can edit your password, email address, and other information if necessary.

  3. Introduce yourself.  Under "General" you can tell us about yourself in the Description section.  Share some information about your city, and why you're interested in the GRUEN project.

  4. Put a face to your name.  Under "User Picture", click on "New Picture", and post your profile picture.  Note: use a "headshot" picture of just your head, so people can see your face clearly. This will help everyone link your face to your name as the workshop progresses.

  5. When you are done, click on the blue "Update profile" button at the bottom of the page to save your work.

I encourage you to explore the course.  Under "Navigation" on the top-left of the course, click on "GRUEN" to go back to the workshop course. Note: the title at the top of your workshop course.  It should say "Green Urban Environments - Workshop - Cycle 2".  If you’re lost, click on this link to go to the workshop course:

Take a look around the workshop course: read the Project Introduction, and the proposed Project Timeline.  Read about the EAP Objectives in the first unit.  When you're ready, try the quiz!   You can take it over again and again, until you figure out the correct answers.  No worries!

I see that some of you aren't sure what a "headshot" looks like.   The idea is to upload a picture of just your HEAD, so people can put your face to your name when you post.  If you upload a picture of you with your dog, your face will just be a tiny dot, and completely unrecognizable!

Some good examples of a headshot are those of Aarushi Singh, and Abhyudit SinghAdvit Garg is also recognizable, but I'll always wonder what his hair looks like!  ;)

Best wishes for your success!

Brant Knutzen, EdD

Blended Learning Consultant