• Courses (DU Only)

  • This page includes course specific information for students enrolled in my 2015-16 courses.

    Some information is restricted and can only be accessed by those who login: portfolio.du.edu.                                

  • Welcome Students!

    If you are reading this, chances are that you enrolled in one of my COMN courses this quarter. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the "Getting Started" portion of the page (below). 

  • Getting Started

  • Please review the following sections:

    • DU Honor Code (All students)
    • Canvas Orientation (New students, New Canvas users)
  • DU Honor Code

    All members of the University of Denver are expected to uphold the values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. These values embody the standards of conduct for students, faculty, staff, and administrators as members of the University community. Our institutional values are defined as:

    • Integrity: acting in an honest and ethical manner;
    • Respect: honoring differences in people, ideas, and opinions;
    • Responsibility: accepting ownership for one's own conduct.

    Please familiarize yourself with the full text of the Honor Code, here.

  • New Student? New to Canvas?

    Complete the Canvas Student Orientation to familiarize yourself with DU's online platform, Canvas. 

  • Course Descriptions

  • To view the course description, click here.

  • APA & MLA Style/ Writing

  • DU Links for Writing/ Research

    Anderson Commons Library 

  • APA

    Check out "The Basics of APA Style" (Videos included, APAStyle.org)

    FAQs about APA (APAStyle.org)

    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (APAStyle.org)

    APA Formatting (Online Guide by Purdue Owl)

  • MLA

    What is MLA Style? (MLA.org)

    FAQs about MLA Style (MLA.org)

    MLA Formatting (Online Guide by Purdue OWL)

  • Videos (Short)

    APA "The Basics" by Purdue OWL (5 min. video, below)


    MLA "The Basics" by Purdue OWL (3 min. video, below)


    What is Plagerism? 101 (below)



    Just for fun, read the most commonly misspelled words that Spell Check ignores, click here

  • Supplemental Resources for COMN 1012

  • From The Speaker's Compact Handbook by Sprague & Stuart


    • Aristotle's Rhetoric (Ch. 1; p. 8)


    • "The National Communication Association (NCA) has established a code of ethics to guide communicators that can be reviewed," here (Ch. 3; p. 15). 

    Listening Improvement/ Skills

    • "The International Listening Association website www.listen.org provides some short articles on the value of listening as well as a compendium of irritating listening habbits" (Ch. 2; p.14).

    Outside of the Classroom-Speech



  • Speech Archives

  • Presentation/ Speech FAQs


  • "Be a More Confident Public Speaker" (2012) by WellCast

  • Presentation Assets (Free)

  • Visual Aids/ Interactive Resources

    Poll Everywhere (Added 5/2016)

    Survey Monkey (Added 5/2016)

  • Presentation Tools (Free)

  • (In alphabetical order)




       Introduction to LucidChart (below)



       Prezi Tutorial (below)


  • Slides Carnival (templates for ppt)

This portfolio last updated: 17-Nov-2018 12:12 PM