Animal Minds :: Course Setup

Please complete the following tasks to set yourself up for the course.

By 12 PM on August 31: Enroll in class Piazza site

In this course we will use Piazza for announcements and for answering questions. You are responsible for making sure Piazza messages are properly forwarded to an email account you check regularly. Go to to sign up.

By 12 PM on August 31: Complete reading and warm-up activity

Go to Collab and select Tests and Quizzes in the left-side toolbar. Select the assessment called Reading Response 8/31. Answer the questions as you complete the required reading for Friday’s class, Chapter 1 in Animal Cognition. If you have not yet purchased the texts for the course, you can access the first chapter as a PDF in the Collab Resources folder.

By 12 PM on September 5: Complete CATME survey

Several of the learning exercises in this course will be conducted in groups. To help me place you in a team that’s more likely to work well together, please complete a brief pre-course survey on CATME as follows:

  1. Go to and log in using your UVA email address. I have added the class to the roster, so you should see a class called 18F Animal Minds and a survey called Pre-Course Survey. You also should have received an email from CATME about the survey with a link. If you are on the waiting list or joined the course after I set up the survey, you may not see the class or the survey. Please contact me by email ASAP so I can add you to the list.
  2. Select Pre-Course Survey and answer the questions to the best of your ability. If there is a question that you prefer not to answer, or where none of the options is applicable, you may leave the answer blank. All answers will be treated with strict confidence.