Have a question about the course?

  • Check Announcements Page First: I will not send out mass emails to the class. News regarding the course and grading will be posted on the Announcements page. This means you need to log in daily to keep up to date on any class announcements. You are responsible for everything posted on the announcements page.
  • Type #HELP and type your question into the comment section on the schedule page for the week: See the information about the help desk below if you are having a technical problem. My job is to assist you with the content of the course, not so much the technical aspects (there is a dedicated tech help team for these questions). Help out the rest of the class by answering other student’s questions here.

    Use #AMY in your weekly posts or comments to get my attention: If you want to tell me something in weekly blog post or comment, using #AMY will help me find your question or comment more easily. You can use this to clarify something in your post or just to point out something cool that you think I would appreciate. This is not required, but is there for you if you need it.

  • Don’t email the entire class: If you have a question, check the site first – your answer is probably there.


If you have something private you need to discuss (like medical emergencies) or if you have a message specifically for me – you are more than welcome to email. Find my email information through the About page.

Please allow me up to 48 hours to respond to your emails (especially if it is over the weekend).


Email: anthropology [dot] courses [at] matrix [dot] msu [dot] edu

If you are experiencing real technical difficulties, like your password isn’t working, or you are receiving an error message when trying to login, or anything like that, you should directly email the tech help desk: anthropology [dot] courses [at] matrix [dot] msu [dot] edu .

Please note that this email DOES NOT come to me, it goes to the WordPress technical team. You should write this address down somewhere because obviously, if you can’t access the site, you can’t access this page where the email is located.


The only thing you will use D2L for is accessing your gradebook and quizzes. However, if you ever have any issues with D2L, you should contact them directly.

Local: (517) 355-2345

Toll Free: (800) 500-1554
(North America and Hawaii)

Web: D2L Contact Form
Web: D2L Help Site