Briefly introduce yourself by going to the Blackboard Discussion Board, "Introductions" forum, and adding a new thread to introduce yourself (whether you work or are a full/part-time student, etc.). For example, see my introduction.
If a photo of yourself is not shown on the "Students" page of the course website, send me a jpg photo (head-shot) of yourself (lastname.jpg in lowercase). I copy photos from Blackboard onto the course website but photos for some of you are not available. The photos are nice to have because you can see who your classmates are and I can recall who you are (possibly years later) when you might need a job recommendation.
Order the Projects in Computing textbook. It is recommended that you order this textbook ASAP because it is printed in Great Britain and can be difficult to obtain. It is not available through the Pace University bookstore. A link to online bookstores is posted on the Homepage of the course website.