To facilitate communication in the course, we have set up a communication network. We will be utilizing the Lyris software system run by the academic computing facility. For a brief overview see the ACF's spring Connect article on the software. There are three ways to use this system:
1) It can be used as a traditional listserv and accessed via e-mail. Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up with this method by sending a note to email@example.com. This is an auto-subscriber, your message can be blank. By signing up on the Web, however, you can more easily control your options (see #3).
2) It can be reached via a newsgroup interface. Go to news://forums.nyu.edu/ancientegypt.
3) It can be accessed via the Web. Go to http://forums.nyu.edu. You can also join the forum through this medium too. Just go here to join.
This is an open communication system, where you can ask questions, request clarifications, make comments AND get answers. Either Professor Wright or one of her assistants will consult the forum daily. You can expect to receive an answer within two days, except on the weekends. We hope that members of the class will take advantage of this network because often questions, etc. that they have are ones that other students also have. If you prefer to remain anonymous to your peers, however, you can e-mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We may put your question/comment on the network (but without your name) if we think it is relevant for the rest of the class, or unless you specifically ask us not to.