Starting next Monday, things will look a bit different on the Internet for Full Sail faculty, students, and staff: Propeller and the Full Sail Online homepage will be replaced with Connect, a new higher-education networking platform built for the Full Sail population. Online and on-campus students will be able to communicate directly with each other and with faculty and staff members.
To celebrate the changes, the school is hosting a Launch Party next Wednesday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the EB Lobby. Full Sail club representatives will be displaying their new pages on Connect and recruiting students, and staff will be on hand to help everyone learn how to use the site. There will be three Connect live demos: at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in FS3B-Room 112, and at 5 p.m. in FS3C-Room 115.
Students will be given a punch card and once they’ve visited three student club tables and the Connect table, they’ll get two raffle tickets, which will enter them into the drawings for more than $5,000 worth of goods. Prizes up for grabs include StudioOne Professional Software, Avid ProTools 10, an Apple TV, Full Sail swag, and more. (You must be a Full Sail student to enter.)
Online students will be able to take part in the launch party, too: A GoTo Training webinar will be held at 7 p.m, and starting on Thursday, September 20, an Online Scavenger Hunt on Connect will give students the chance to win an iPad 3 and other prizes.
Students can get more information about the new platform by checking out the Propeller article that was published earlier this week.