In order to be able to participate in this class, you will need to be able to see Greek on your computer screen, both here at the course website and inside the Desire2Learn environment. This assignment will help make sure you are viewing the Greek correctly.
Part One: Screenshots
In order to "show" me that you are viewing the Greek correctly, I will ask you to send me two screenshots as part of this assignment. One of those screenshots will show a page here at the website containing Greek, and another one will be a screenshot of a Desire2Learn page containing Greek. Obviously, to send those screenshots, you will need to know how to take a screenshot, save it, and attach it to an email message. Here are instructions for how to do that:
Before you proceed to the next part of this assignment, make sure you understand how to take a screenshot, save it, and attach it to an email message.
Part Two: Do you see Greek at the website?
To see if you are viewing Greek correctly here at the course website, take a look at the two boxes below. On the left is a yellow box containing a "picture" of what the Greek should look like, and on the right is a blue box containing the actual Greek font. If the contents of these two boxes looks more or less the same, you are in great shape! It means that the Greek is being displayed correctly. If, however, there are empty square boxes or other strange signs that appear in the blue box, it means you do not have a Greek font installed on your computer. You will need to install a Greek font on your computer to remedy this problem.
μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί
When you are able to see basically the same content in both the yellow boxes and the blue boxes, take a screenshot and send it to the instructor as an email attachment. Please use the following subject line for your email: Greek font at the Biblical Greek website.
(If you are curious, the phrase means "blessed are the peacemakers"...)
Part Three: Do you see Greek in Desire2Learn?
To see if the Greek is going to display correctly in Desire2Learn, log on to Desire2Learn and take a look at the News and Announcements area. One of the boxes should be labeled "Random Greek Verse" and it should look something like the box below. The contents will be different (since a random verse loads each time the page is refreshed) - but you should be able to see some words in Greek, without any strange empty boxes or missing letters.
You should be able to see the Greek displayed correctly in Desire2Learn if you are able to see Greek at this website. When you see the Greek in Desire2Learn, take a screenshot and send it to the instructor as an email attachment. Please use the following subject line for your email: Greek font at Desire2Learn.
If you are able to see the Greek at the website, but not able to see the Greek properly at Desire2Learn, please contact the instructor right away, and send a screenshot with this subject line for your email: PROBLEM WITH GREEK at Desire2Learn. Please make sure you include in this email some information about the operating system (Windows or Macintosh) and browser (IE, Safari, Firefox, etc.) that you are using!
(If you are curious about the specific phrase in this image, it means "bend your ear towards the poor man"...)
Do the Declaration for this assignment
Please do not do this Declaration until you are able to successfully see the Greek at the website and at Desire2Learn. This may mean you will have to do some troubleshooting with the instructor to correct any problems that you are having. You should get started on this assignment as soon as possible to give yourself time to correct any problems that come up.
Greek Font Screenshots (2 points). Here is the text of the Declaration that you will find in Desire2Learn:
True or False: I have successfully taken a screenshot showing Greek displayed properly at the course website, and I have emailed that screenshot to the instructor.
True or False: I have successfully taken a screenshot showing Greek displayed properly inside Desire2Learn, and I have emailed that screenshot to the instructor.
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