July 19, 2018

Your grades from the Week 2 assignments are now available on D2L.  Please remember to categorize your posts correctly or I might miss them!

July 19, 2018

It’s come to my attention that the Week 4 video “The Hearth” is no longer working.  I have contacted our tech support about it and will provide an update as soon as possible.


July 12, 2018

Your grades from the Week 1 writing assignments are now available on D2L.  I enjoyed reading your blog posts and look forward to more insights from everyone!

If you have not updated your WP display name yet, please try to do so this week.  Having your full name available on the post or comment makes it easier for me to enter grades.


July 8, 2018

Hello, everyone!  By now you should have activated your WordPress account and posted your first reflection blog post.  Great job!  Don’t forget your Week 1 reflection blog comments, introduction posts, and quizzes are due by 11:59 pm EST  tonight.

If you joined the class after Friday, June 29 an automatic WP invite was not generated for you.  Please email me immediately if you joined after the 29th or have otherwise not been able to access the site.


July 2, 2018

Dear students,

Welcome to ANP 203: Introduction to Archaeology (online). My name is Grace Krause and I will be your instructor for this course. In this email, I will be answering some important questions about this summer so read everything carefully.

By now you should have received your WordPress invite to use the course website.  If you did not receive your invite please email me (krausegr [at] msu [dot] edu) right away.

Do I have to come to campus? No.

This is an online course. There are no exams and you never have to come to campus to see me for any reason (unless you want to). You do need to have a high-speed Internet connection and you must log into the course website at least once a day to check for announcements.

Is this class on D2L? No.

It is run through a Word Press site.  You will only need to use D2L to take the weekly quizzes and view your grades.

How do I access the word press site?

You will receive an invitation to the site in your MSU email on MONDAY JULY 2 which includes the link. 

NOTE: If you have taken an ANP online class before, you will likely already have a username/password for WordPress. If you receive an email without a physical link to access the course, go to: and use the ‘forgot my password’ option when you try to login. Use your MSU email address and you should receive the new password. If this does not work, or you know you haven’t had an ANP online class before, contact the ANP help desk: anphelp [at] msu [dot] edu. Please put the course number in the Subject line of this email, and clearly explain the issue you are having.

Please watch the tutorials BEFORE you visit the site so you know how to login and change your password (note that this year’s website will look different than the one in the video).

What is the username/password to watch this and other videos?

To watch this video and ALL OTHER online course videos, you will need to use the universal login information emailed to you and posted on D2L. Please note that this is DIFFERENT from your word press login information, which is individual to you.

Are there any textbooks for this class? No.

All of the readings/videos will be posted on the course website under the schedule tab for that week. Once you receive an invitation to the site, you will be able to access the “Introduction” unit which includes some quick videos as well as instructions for the first blog post assignment. Each Monday, we will release the new week’s materials under the schedule tab.

I’m confused or have special circumstances, who do I ask for help?

If you have any questions about the website or the course, feel free to email me: krausegr [at] msu [dot] edu and make sure to write ANP 203 in the subject line and include your name and email address at the bottom.

It’s after July 2, and I did not receive an email invitation, what should I do?

Remember, the invitation will be arriving in your MSU email so just in case, check junk mail folder. If you have not received an invitation to the course site by the end of the day on Monday, please send one me an email and we will get it figured out. Please put the ANP203 in the subject line of this email, and clearly explain the issue you are having.

I received an invitation but now it says the link is expired, what should I do?

It is important that you click the link and set up your account within 48 hours, otherwise the invitation will expire. Send me an email and we will get it figured out.

How do I get help with writing?

Since you will be doing a lot of writing for this course, you may want to visit the Writing Center for help. You can schedule an online or in-person appointment at the website:  The hours for the summer term are Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 5 pm, and Fridays, 9 AM – 2 PM. 

How do I get accommodations for my disability?

If you already have your VISA, please send it to me at krausegr [at] msu [dot] edu as soon as possible so I can get you set up before the accommodations are needed.  If you registered with RCPD. but do not have your VISA, please go to the RCPD website for information on how to proceed and to request an appointment:  You can also read about MSU’s policies for accommodations on the class website.

We are really excited about working with each and everyone of you this summer. See you online!